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Germans say nein to Cruise

Germans say nein to Cruise
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The news that the German government has banned Tom Cruise from filming at the defence ministry on the grounds that he is a Scientologist will reopen the whole debate about whether or not Scientology is a religion. The Germans take a very dim view of it; 4 of its biggest political parties even bar Scientologists from joining. I must admit to finding it a tad weird but after reading Tessa Mayes’s undercover investigation of it in this week’s magazine I can’t see it as anything worse than a bit odd.