Aum leader's trial finally ends
Asahara's trial is over, but much remains to be done, including reviewing why effective investigations into the activities of Asahara and his cult were not launched earlier. Crimes by Aum Shinrikyo might have been prevented had the police paid enough attention to evidence of the cult's project of creating Armageddon. In addition, the study of those attracted to Aum, especially those of high intellect, could perhaps shed light on the social causes of such antisocial religious fanaticism.
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