Aum Shinrikyo (Aum Supreme Truth) Terrorist Organizations // Aum Shinrikyo (Aum Supreme Truth)

Shoko Asahura 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 left 12 dead and more than 5,000 wounded. That remains the largest terrorist attack in Japan. The Japanese government subsequently...


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