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Copy of Letter to the Terrorism Research Centre, Washington D.C. from Dr Hartmut Kroll

Berlin, 09/11/05

Dear Mr Devost, (Head of the Terrorist Reserach Center)

I am following the fight of your company against terrorism with great interest and sympathy. Of course the fight against international terrorism needs all our attention because of its threats against our modern civilization.

The events of 9/11 and others prove that gathering intelligence about terrorist organisations is a very serious and responsible task.

But your company suffers from a lack of seriousness and responsibility. Your corporation includes - for whatever reasons - the Osho Meditation Resort in Pune (India) in your list of terrorist organisations.

This raises a couple of questions:

1. How do you collect your information? What kind of database and expertise allows you to declare the biggest Buddhist mediation resort of the planet to be a terror camp?

2. Did you find any sannyasin IDs, which they coincidentially left behind after some terrorist attacks?

3. Many sannyasins have German, American, Jewish, and British passports and are practising Buddhist meditation techniques.

4. Do you really believe that Buddhist meditators put on the Taliban dress, blow up Buddhists monuments in Afganistan, World Trade Centers in USA, Jet Set Holiday Resorts in Egypt, trains and buses in the UK and leave just coincidently some Islamic passports behind?

5. The Ashram in Pune ist the biggest Spiritual Wellness and Meditation Park on this Planet! It is an important economic growth factor in Pune. The annual turnover has risen to millions of US $ per year. Does your corporation really want to pay compensation for the resulting economic damage to the business activities of all the sannyasins in the whole world by defaming them as international terrorists?

6. The Library of the Indian Parliament houses the complete edition of OSHO’S books besides the ones Mahatma Gandhi. Do you really believe, that the Indian Parliament would exhibit the books of an international terrorist?

7. His Holiness, the Dalai Lama has highly appreciated the Osho Meditation Resort as one of the most renowned Meditation Resorts on this planet. Do you really want to say that His Holiness the Dalai Lama is secretly supporting some kind of Al Queida Training Camps in the middle of the lush green suburbs of Pune, a High Tec booming industrial city in the center of India?

Dear Mr. Devost:, Gautama Buddha and Osho are not terrorists but Enlightened Masters! Please correct your mistake and delete your so called “Rajneesh/Osho – Cult” in your list of terror organizations as soon as possible.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Hartmut Kroll