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DANISH DOCUMENTARY ON SAI BABA
January 30, 2002
The following has been posted on the Yahoo discussion boards:
I received the following report from Denmark about the Danish documentary that was aired a few hours back.
(signed) Hari Sampath
The one hour long documentary started out by informing in detail about Sai baba, his so-called miracles, what he does, charity projects, godman etc, how many people around the world are devotees, what the Danish organization is doing, the purchase of the castle for 15 million DKK and what plans they have.
The documentary went on to detail about journalist Ojvind Kyro's visit to PN together with the devotees, how they wanted to film SB but were fooled to believe they could not do that despite promises, how the TV team followed the obvious brainwashing of new and old devotees by themselves at the meeting and how the travel arranger fired them up, showed lots of footage of darshans, (Faye was in one of the shots beaming a smile at SB!).
Then the documentary showed excellent footage of the so-called miracles, then came the analysis of nature of miracles, how DR had obtained footage from ex-devotee photographers, Baba's trickery by using sleight of hand was shown in many shots, very very clear shots, some of them were really great, analysed in great detail simultaneously by a Danish magician. he was so good, even the amrit trick in the temple in Mysore was throroughly explained to leave no doubt as to how all this was made to happen.
The documentary then outlined the pedophilia charges in great detail, explicitly detailed all the sexual molestations by Sai Baba, with incredible and heartmoving interviews with Sam and Jeff Young, Jed Geyerhahn and Conny Larsson, who spoke about the widespread sexual abuse, the murders in PN etc. Many many details about Sam's experiences and how he was forced from the age of 16 to have sex with Sai Baba.
Also very moving was the interview with his father Jeff about how Goldstein was informed, and how Goldstein was shocked and promised to go to SB about it. Then how SB informed him "Swami is pure," and how he next praised Goldstein like never before the day after in his birthday speech. And how Goldstein had reacted with "This is the biggest experience in my life," and how he came back to Jeff and said, "I believe in Swami, I cannot help you, you have to do what you have to do."
Then the UNESCO withdrawl including the reasons of sexual abuse of minors was detailed, then about investigations in various countries, including the CBI complaint filed in India . Sanal Edumurku, the Indian Rationalist, was interviewed, and he spoke about corruption. He was very impressive, interminbgled with footage of Vajpayee, Sai Baba, Rao etc....they came around all the way!!!
The Danish Church minister was interviewed, and said that if the charges are true, she will have no problem in removing the Org as a legitimate faith society in Denmark. This show has to be shown all around the world. It will have an incredible impact and will finish SB globally!
2nd major news!
In prime time news just after the show, the documentary was higlighted as the main top story with 4 minutes of recap of documentary,. Then Thorbjørn Meyer appeared in direct interview (he had declined to appear on the show itself ) but in the last minute he changed his mind when they could not stop the show and dismissed all charges. He made a fool of himself by his behaviour, came across like an old (deluded?) stubborn man with an ego the size of Sai Baba himself!
The journalist asked some very heavy questions and Meyer came out the big loser. Meyer denied all these charges saying they were all rumours, but when the journalists questioned him about the various investigations in several countries, including the CBI which has 20 such accounts, Meyer just said , "should I write the CBI and ask them about this ? "
Overall, the impact of the documentary was hard hitting, and except for really brainwashed devotees of Sai Baba, no one who sees it will have two opinions about Sai Baba....
Reports from Danish CCG:
Note: Bold and Italics added for emphasis; courtesy of Sunrise, not in the original post.
The Sai Baba expose in Denmark is heating up, and assuming the dimensions of a big scandal. After the one hour documentary titled Seduced on Danish National television DR yesterday, Sai Baba has become nationally known as the pedophile fake guru of India. Several newspapers carried the story of the sensational expose documentary in prominent columns today. The prime time news again carried reports of this documentary in most of the news editions today, with prominent religious researchers, Church leaders, and Mayors being interviewed for opinions.
Several foreign embassies based in Copenhagen have called DR asking for details as well as reporting back to their respective countries. Due to the tremendous interest and reactions to yesterday's documentary, DR again decided to do a show on Sai Baba today. Jorgen Trygved, one of the most prominent members of the Sai Baba organization was returning from overseas today, and DR caught up with him at the airport. He went straight to the TV studios and was put on live on a program.
He was given an opportunity to defend these allegations against Sai Baba, with a telephone line open to the public , on prime time. Jorgen Trygved stuck to the usual line of SB followers , saying these charges were just imaginations by a few people and just internet rumours. Then the news program played clips of Jed Geyerhahn, Sam Young etc, and asked Jorgen Trygved what he has to say to all this.
Jorgen Trygved tried to avoid the question, but was forced to admit on national television that Sai Baba did indeed fondle the genitals of young men, but that was for their own good, and for "energy transformation".
CCG member, exposee Ole Alstrup (who, along with Anders Thisted, was one of the prime moving forces behind the Danish developments), called the live show by phone, and cornered Trygved by questioning him whether he had ever spoken to any one victim at least. Trygved was forced to admit he had not, and had to say that he would do so.
Alstrup further spoke to the show, detailing the extremely harmful effect that the pedophile fake guru Sai Baba has had on individuals' lives. The TV show questioned Trygved, whether he thought that the UNESCO, British Parliament, FBI, CBI, major media agencies around the world, US Dept of State (which has issued a warning) etc.) ,were all fools to be misled for a long time by "internet rumors" by a handful of persons, and why they had taken these things seriously.
Trygved could not give any satisfactory response, kept repeating himself, and ended up looking very foolish . The Mayor was interviewed, and he confirmed that the Sai Baba organization has indeed purchased a big castle in Frederiksburg, but no permission has been sought nor given, for starting any educational program. The transactions are being scrutinised, and the Mayor has said that in the event of any legal development in the Sai Baba pedophilia case, no permission will be granted, and the SB org's status as a Faith society will be cancelled, and also Sai Baba educational programs will not be given permissions.
Other TV channels, and media agencies in Denmark and elsewhere in Europe are picking up these developments, and it appears that the SB organization is going to be torn to pieces in the media very soon. *******************************************************************
Hari Sampath's comments:
"In response to queries on various boards, I can personally confirm that every single victim of sexual molestation by Sai Baba on this documentary was directly interviewed by Ojvind Kyro. As I had organised the interviews and "miracle video footage" here in the US, I can personally confirm that Ojvind Kyro did not go merely by "statements" given in writing anonymously.
"He travelled to Poland to interview Conny Larsson, came to Chicago to meet me, went to meet Jeff Young and Sam Young, and also Jed Geyerhahn. All their interviews appeared in their own voices (The Youngs' faces alone were camouflaged) , and the entire documentary was planned and organized over 8 months, with the CCG members doing a lion's share of the work.
"Particular mention needs to be made of Anders Thisted, without whom this documentary would not have taken place. I supplied all the details of the 2 year long expose, CBI/FBI details, and everything else, but I had to decline repeated requests to appear on the show, because I have formally filed a CBI complaint and the matter is under judicial scrutiny in India, with me as the petitioner."
Love, Hari Sampath.