Interesting quotes from an Examiner.com article:
"Muriel views horrific, traumatic abuses (PTSD) as similar, whether it’s from a cult, rape victims, war, and victims of physical torture from Africa and other countries seeking asylum in England where he works to help them. Most clients often experience a threat to their life, intense fear, helplessness or horror. In addition, they suffer symptoms such as recurrent nightmares, insomnia, flashbacks, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and adjustment disorders."
"While Russia, China, and other nations take a hard-line stand against religions and cults that don’t conform to their culture, political beliefs or standards, numerous other countries are struggling with how to contain, regulate or shut down dangerous cults that abuse and exploit the vulnerable. Most people agree that anyone can believe what they want as long as their practices do not harm, abuse, or break the laws of the land."
" The Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares, “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law. All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law.”