Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior

2006 Constitutional Protection Report

March 2007

Free Unofficial Translation (FUT) from
updated with additions from the 2006 Bavarian Constitutional Protection Report, Scientology section has made 2006 additions to the basic 2005 report from Bavarian Constitutional Security

2. Ideology and Operations - 2006 addition

The SO only makes its claim to be religious when it can gain advantage by doing so.  The religious claim is omitted in the Arab world, for example.  The masthead of the 2003 edition of "Dianetik, der Leitfaden fuer den menschlichen Verstand" says:

  "This book is part of the works of L. Ron Hubbard, who is said to have developed Dianetics, a technology to free the spiritual being, and Scientology, an applied religious philosophy."

In the Arabic language edition of the book being currently distributed, the masthead says:

  "This book is part of the works of L. Ron Hubbard, who developed Dianetics, the modern science of mental health."

The German edition says it is published by the Scientology Church, whereas the Arabic language version merely lists the worldwide "Dianetics Center."

2.3.5 SO Activities abroad - 2006 addition

According to a Scientology press release, hundreds of so-called Volunteer Ministers (including a group from Germany) were present at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.  The release said ten thousand brochures on human rights and "The Way to Happiness" were distributed to audience and guests.  However Scientology is known to exaggerate its reports about public events.

The "First European Expansion Summit" was reported to have taken place in Brussels on April 8.  The Belgian "Le Soir" newspaper said that several hundred people participated.  A speaker was said to have indirectly compared EU institutions with the Nazis and called the EU the "Fourth Reich."  Besides that, SO officials said that Scientology was at war and that one would have to make an effort to take over control in Belgium.  According to the newspaper the SO European headquarters was planned for Brussels.  The SO is said to have already acquired real estate in the vicinity of EU and Belgian political institutions to this end. Applied Scholastics

One of the focal points of SO expansion strategy is its effort to establish Hubbard's study technology in society in its alleged fight against illiteracy and educational woes.  Scientology declares current education and school systems to be incompetent and says it will afford students "true proficiency and mental ability."  In this connection one of Hubbard's texts from 1992 says "get the proficiency that the school system never gave you and really begin to apply what you learn."

On the 10-year anniversary of the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) at the end of 2003 David Miscavige, the chairman of the Religious Technology Center (RTC), gave a speech that said - Study technology must be everywhere ... so we'll provide the means to introduce the Tech in every school and solve the problem on the global level.

The SO starts with tutoring and other groups by spreading Hubbard's teachings to an unknowing public with "study technology," then ends by recruiting new members into Scientology.  Neither the tutoring group nor the study materials contain references to Scientology.  Tutoring providers use neutral-sounding names like "Lernstudio," "Lerncenter" and "Tutoring."  Personal reports from parents and students show that the instructors not only deal in Hubbard's material, but define words and concepts according to Hubbard's technology, and use clay demonstrations, whereby any mention of the SO is avoided.  

There have been cases in Bavaria where after only several hours of tutoring students received the SO "The Way to Happiness" brochure in which Hubbard is named as author, but there is no mention of Scientology.

The 2006 appeal by the Los Angeles based Church of Scientology International (CSI) to "churches" and "missions" to found many tutoring groups was not very successful.  In Bavaria ten of theses groups are in existence that we are aware of.  In this connection the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture has repeatedly warned parents and teachers about SO activity.  There is a list, albeit only partial, of SO tutoring groups in Germany in the Global-Locator-Germany at

6. Administrative Court Proceedings - 2006 additions

On November 11, 2004 the Cologne Administrative Court completely rejected the SO appeal to stop its surveillance by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution.  The court specified in the basis that it was of the opinion that surveillance of the "Scientology Kirche Deutschland e.V." (SKD) and "Scientology Kirche Berlin e.V." (SKB) using both overt and covert means was just, because significant factual indices indicated that the plaintiff was pursuing counterconstitutional goals.

On November 2, 2006 the Bavarian Administrative Court decided that the Munich Celebrity Center (CCM) may operate as a registered association.  On November 13, 1995 CCM had its registration revoked due to not pursuing the ideal goal stated in its charter.  Munich administrative court turned down an appeal on June 2, 1999.  The decision is only valid for the CCM, not other SO associations, and does not affect the original assessment of Scientology as a commercial operation.