ISIS has used terror to expand their death cult perversion of Islam from Iraq to Syria. Following the Paris attack we take a closer look at their doomsday vision and how it has progressed this far with Rick Alan Ross. The parallels between Charles Manson, Shoko Asahara of Japan’s Aum Shinrikyo, Al Qaeda and ISIS--and the distinctions between these groups that are bent on destruction is all illuminated. How genocide and destruction of culture is rationalized by ISIS, and how to prevent cult recruitment is detailed in the Media Mayhem, hosted by Allison Hope Weiner.
Rick Alan Ross is a private consultant, lecturer, and cult intervention specialist. He began his work as an anti-cult activist and community organizer in 1982. Ross first became concerned about controversial groups and movements in response to a radical religious group that had covertly targeted his grandmother’s nursing home. Since that time he has raised awareness about cults and facilitated more than five hundred interventions to rescue people from cultic situations.
Ross is one of the leading experts on cults in the world today. He has consulted with the FBI, the BATF, and various other law enforcement agencies, as well as the governments of Israel and China, on the subject of cults. Ross has been qualified, accepted and testified as an expert court witness in eleven different states within the United States including US federal court. He has worked as an expert analyst for CBS News, CBC of Canada, and Nippon and Asahi in Japan.
Ross has lectured at more than 30 universities and colleges including the University of Chicago, Dickinson College, Carnegie Mellon, Baylor, Wuhan University of China, Assumption University of Thailand and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has also been published within peer-reviewed academic journals on the topic of cults.
Regarding his cult intervention work Ross states that historically about 75 percent of the people that he conducts an intervention with decide to leave the group by the end of such an effort. He has done interventions across the United States and around the world. Ross did two successful interventions with the notorious Branch Davidians led by self-styled messiah David Koresh.
Ross has appeared in fourteen documentaries and has been interviewed and quoted in media all over the world.
Media Mayhem Full Episodes Playlist:
Media Mayhem Short Clips Playlist:
00:01 Welcoming back Rick Alan Ross.
00:57 What are death cults and what they have in common
03:35 Killing cult leaders and what comes after.
05:48 The Taliban compared to ISIS.
08:25 Charles Manson and the evolution of death cults.
10:53 The destruction of historical property and ancient ruins.
13:24 Remote thought reform and homegrown terror.
20:31 Redefining words and language to block critical thinking.
23:19 How to prevent cult recruitment.
26:51 Hitler, the Middle East and blame for death cult attacks.
32:20 Jim Jones, religion and recruitment.
39:16 Thank you and goodbye.