Saturday, September 22, 2007

Fumi Fesses Up

File under: Gurus Doin' Time and The Siddhi of PR

Subway-gassing splinter cult guru Fumihiro Joyu recently apologized for his role in the Aum Supreme Truth cult nerve gas attacks in Japan:
A former leader of the Japanese doomsday cult behind deadly nerve-gas attacks has met a high-profile survivor for the first time to offer a direct apology, his group said Thursday.

Fumihiro Joyu, former spokesman of the Aum Supreme Truth cult, met Yoshiyuki Kono, 57, on Wednesday and apologised for the 1994 attack in the central city of Matsumoto.

But Japanese security authorities, which closely monitor the cult and Joyu's splinter group, criticised the meeting as a mere publicity stunt.
Do ya' think?

Fumi keeps trying to distance himself from his former, murderin' guru, Shoko Asahara, who is still waiting to hang for coming up with the whole thing. But the authorities in Japan just aren't having it. Imagine if Osama bin Laden's right hand man suddenly started saying he was sorry for covering New York in powdered World Trade Center. Do you think anyone here would be buying it?

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