Aleph (Aum Shinrikyo/Aum Supreme Truth)
Shoko Asahara founded Aum Shinrikyo as an apocalyptic religious cult in 1987. Japan officially approved it as a religious organization in 1989. The group became active in local politics in 1990. Between 1994 and 1995, Aum perpetrated several attacks, including a sarin gas assault in March 1995 on a Tokyo subway station that killed 12 and wounded more than 5,000. That remains the largest terrorist attack in Japan. The Japanese government subsequently revoked its recognition of Aum as...
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