For the first time in thirty five years former members, affected families, politicians and scholars joined together to request that there be an investigation of the death of Jeremiah Duggan and the entire LaRouche/ Bueso group.
On Friday 17th October 2008 A public forum was held in the House of Democracy and Human Rights and both politicians Hans Stroebele (Greens), Professor Weiskirchen (SPD) described the LaRouche group as a dangerous anti-Semitic sect.

Despite phone calls and letters sent by members of the LaRouche group to the media, lawyers and the politicians in an attempt to intimidate through threats of legal action all members of the Panel followed their convictions and spoke out strongly about the dangers of this organization. Threats of litigation cannot be allowed to stifle the right for free speech stated the lawyer Hans Eberhard Schultz who was the organizer of this event and responsible for taking the Case of Jeremiah Duggan to the Constitutional Court. This related to the action to re-open full investigations into the death of the student Jeremiah Duggan in March 2003. Jeremiah Duggan died in unexplained circumstances after being lured into attending a LaRouche conference which turned out to be a form of recruiting the youth to their youth movements. Jeremiah’s body was found beside the motorway and even though the only witnesses were the drivers involved in the alleged crash the German police declared almost immediately that this was suicide by road crash and publicly stated they had no need to fully investigate.
This has left as unexplained the reasons why Jeremiah died and the parents of Jeremiah have fought a five year battle for Justice.

Herr Stroebele SPD spoke about how he had been threatened by this organization with court proceedings for describing them as anti-Semitic and how we must all refuse to be intimidated by such tactics.

Professor Weiskirchen referred to the dossier being released at this forum to show the evidence that this is an anti-Semitic sect. He expressed a strong view that this kind of activity had no place in modern day Germany. Simon Hughes MP and President of the UK Liberal Party was an attentive participant in the entire three and a half hour forum and spoke to broaden the scope of the debate stating how essential it was to fully examine the circumstances surrounding the death of Jeremiah Duggan making necessary a full enquiry into the workings of the LaRouche group. His expertise was of being a human rights lawyer and politician with some expertise on the dangers of cults.

The chairman Dr Rainer Fromm referred to the exhibition of documents at the Forum which provide documentary evidence that the LaRouche group promote holocaust denial and incitement to hatred against the Jews.
There were written statements from the families and former members describing how the LaRouche movement uses fear and guilt to subjugate its members while at the same time preaching a doctrine of hate to undermine the capacity for independent thinking. Families and former members came from Germany, France, UK and the USA and described in very moving terms the way the LaRouche sect caused untold misery to families.

Molly Kronberg flew over from USA to speak openly about the dangers of the LaRouche group which she knew from a lifetime as a member of the LaRouche sect. Painful as it was she declared how Lyndon LaRouche had successfully achieved a character assassination on her husband that led a year ago to his horrific very public suicide. She gave details about the psychological terror inflicted on members by the leadership and how huge sums of money are sent from the USA to Germany to support their activities. Aglaja Beyes Corleis who has written a book about her life inside the sect spoke about how Wiesbaden is an important centre attracting youth from all over the world to be trained in the LaRouche ideologies

Yves Messer who was a member of the LaRouche organization from 1983 to 1994 spoke about how hate figures are used to stir up anti-Jewish hatred and how the word “synarchist” is code word for Jew. He said:

“I am Jewish and lost half of my family in Auschwitz. I decided to come out openly in memory of my family. It is so dangerous: even Jews like myself were misled. LaRouche does not attack Jews as such but indirectly, as Chip Berlet has documented, by the use of "code words". The Bueso ran a campaign in Berlin in 2005 talking about "Synarchists" meaning Jewish bankers. They are obsessed with particular persons like Felix Rohatyn (a refugee from Nazi Germany) or Jewish US ambassador John Kornblum ( head of Lazard Freres Bank in Bonn). In their pamphlet Helga Zepp-LaRouche called them "financial locusts" who want to destroy the German economy. It is shocking that anti-Semitism is spread from Germany to the rest of the world without using the word "Jew".

Political analyst Chip Berlet provided the evidence that the LaRouche group did great harm by spreading a coded form of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in Europe today. Senior History Lecturer from Northampton University Dr Matthew Feldman, explained further how the leaders of the LaRouche group with its central arm the Schiller Institute are the most ingenious manipulators of Hate speech and while retaining a fascist worldview on the one hand; manage to conceal this and thereby sanitize what is a pervasive form of anti-Semitism.

Ursula Caberta, religious sect adviser, spoke about how the refusal by the Hessen authorities to fully investigate the unexplained death of the 22 year British student in Wiesbaden in 2003 only highlights how little understanding there is about what makes up the dangers of destructive anti-Semitic sects.

Erica Duggan, the mother of Jeremiah Duggan, presented a list of demands from the families: “I have already lost my son and nothing will bring him back but I believe that there has to be a full investigation of Jeremiah’s death and its relation to the LaRouche group – or else the dangers continues for others “



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