Monday, December 17, 2012

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”

Reuters reports

China detains 93 for doomsday rumors: Xinhua

(Reuters) - Chinese authorities have detained 93 people accused of spreading doomsday rumors and arrested a man who slashed 23 children at a school after he was "psychologically affected" by such predictions, the Xinhua state news agency reported on Monday.

The 93 people, from seven provinces, include members of the banned "Almighty God" cult, Xinhua said, adding that they were detained for "handing out leaflets about the apocalypse and spreading rumors".
I would have thought leaflets and rumor spreading would be at the lower end of the anti-social scale.

"These cult members recently latched on to the Mayan doomsday scenario to predict the sun will not shine and electricity will not work for three days beginning on December 21," Xinhua said, citing the public security bureau of Xining, capital of the southwestern province of Qinghai.

Not to mention the end of the world. Incidentally just looked at the long range weather forecast and rain is predicted for 3 days from the 21 December

China has launched a crackdown on the "Almighty God" group, which has also called for a decisive battle" to slay the "Red Dragon" Communist Party.

Ambitious to say the least.

China's Communist Party brooks no challenge to its rule and is very keen to maintain social stability. But it has struggled to clamp down on rumors, which often spread quickly on the Internet.

In a separate report, Xinhua said police in Henan province arrested a man, identified as Min Yongjun, after he slashed 23 children at an elementary school and an adult at her home near the school.

"Initial police investigation found Min, a long-term epilepsy sufferer, had been strongly psychologically affected by rumors of the upcoming end of the world predicted by ancient prophecy," Xinhua said.

Wouldn't be in the least surprised to discover that this was behind the US massacres. 

Min was arrested on a charge of suspicion of jeopardizing public security, Xinhua said.

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