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China targets members of doomsday cult

The Washington Post, 21 December 2012
Publié le : 21 décembre 2012
 Jamil Anderlini 
HANDAN, China — Shi Xinwang’s jaw clenched with emotion as he described how he recently discovered that his wife of six years was a secret member of “Eastern Lightning,” one of China’s largest doomsday cults.

In his parents’ freezing bedroom cellar in their home in an impoverished village in central China, the young man held up a video on his cellphone of their 5-year-old daughter in happier times, dancing and performing for his wife, Xiaowei.

“At first I thought she was just a normal Christian, but from the Internet I soon learned that Eastern Lightning is a dangerous cult,” Shi said. “In recent days, she has told me to withdraw all our money and prepare to beg for Almighty God’s mercy because the world will end on Friday.”

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