Monday, March 20, 2023

Japan’s ruling party denies ties to the Unification Church after Abe’s assassination

Governor Liberal Democratic Party (PLD) Japan confirmed this Tuesday that it does not maintain “orderly relations” with Japan Unification ChurchA controversial cult that was indirectly linked to the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

General Secretary of this political formation, toshimitsu motegispoke in this way about the various cases that emerged as a result of the attack on Abe on the 8th by members of his party in collaboration with that religious organization.

PLD” has confirmed that There is no systematic organizational relationship“Unification with the Church, and that This cult has “nothing to do with the party”Motegi said this in a press conference today.

motegi He also said that ruling party lawmakers should “be strict and cautious” in their relations with all kinds of organisations.and refrained from clarifying whether the party was probing each case individually.

Abe’s assassination has highlighted possible links between the LDP and the sect founded in Seoul in 1954.After the alleged attacker of the former Japanese prime minister, Tetsuya Yamagamiconfirmed that his motivation for the attack was the politician’s relationship with that religious organization.

According to the details that emerged from the case, Yamagami may have committed a crime out of resentment against the Unification Church, because This cult created problems in his family.

the suspect originally planned attack against the leaders of this organization but in the end decides to mark Abe as a target After watching a video message sent by the former prime minister in support of a group affiliated to the Unification Church.

Among other high-profile cases of the PLD that have cooperated in some way with the Unification Church are the defense minister and Abe’s younger brother, nobuo kishio,

The minister confirmed at a press conference on the same Tuesday that he had received “with some members (of the Unification Church)” and “their help as volunteers”, such as the one aimed at attracting votes in previous election appointments. In tasks such as telephone campaigns.

Japanese media. echoed in the last days of Several cases of PLD MPs who have received any kind of support from this organization Or those who have participated in programs in support of it, due to which the opposition has demanded an inquiry in this regard.

The Unification Church has a vast business network around the worldIt has established foundations to promote global dialogue supported by prominent politicians around the world and, among other causes, has been branded a sect by its critics due to the large sums of money usually donated by its followers.

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