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The mother of the man accused of the murder of Shinzo Abe is a member of the Unification Church, also known as the “Moon Sect”. This was confirmed on Monday 11 July by this organization. Her suspect had said he wanted to take revenge on her by targeting the former Japanese prime minister.

Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, he resented a certain organization and he had decided to do it kill Shinzo Abe, because he thought the former head of government had a connection to it, Japanese police said Friday. The Japanese media quickly mentioned a religious organization without naming it and claimed that Mr. Yamagami was angry with it because it would get large donations from his mother, putting his family in great financial trouble.

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Suspect Tetsuya Yamagami’s mother is a member of our organization and attends Church events about once a month. Tomihiro Tanaka, president of the Japanese branch of the Unification Church, said at a hastily organized press conference in Tokyo on Monday (July 11). He did not provide details of the suspect’s mother’s donations, citing ongoing police investigations, with which the organization wants to “cooperate”.

Appalled by the murder of Shinzo Abe

This woman joined this sect in 1998 and the organization learned that it was in serious financial trouble around 2002, according to Mr. Tanaka. “ We do not know the circumstances that led this family to bankruptcy. “He also assured that the donations to the Church were made on a voluntary basis and that the amounts were free.

This official also pointed out that his organization was horrified by the murder of Mr. Abe, who had ” never he was one of its members or advisers. The Unification Church was founded in 1954 in South Korea by Sun Myung Moon (1920-2012). It is mainly present in this country as well as in the United States and Japan. The teachings of this cult, famous for its mass collective marriages, are based on the Bible, with new interpretations.

A highly controversial figure, who became a billionaire thanks to the vast economic empire built by his Church, Moon claimed to have had, at the age of 15, a vision of Jesus Christ that urged him to continue his mission, so that humanity reaches one purity stage ” without sins “.

(With AFP)

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