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Tom Cruise 'receives death threats' from anti-Scientology activists
Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 12/28/08 | Jon Swaine

Posted on 12/29/2008 10:14:16 PM PST by melt

The actor, 46, is believed to have alerted the FBI and begun increasing security around him and his family.

It is thought he received clear warnings from groups opposed to his religious organisation.

The Mail on Sunday reported that Cruise now lives in a separate location to his wife Katie Holmes and their two-year-old daughter Suri, and that the couple travel in bomb-proof cars.

The newspaper added that other protesters have been angered by Cruise's decision to star in Valkyrie, in which he plays Claus von Stauffenberg, a German army officer who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944.

Some critics have reported concerns that the film is sympathetic towards the Nazis and omits details of their actions during the Second World War.

It was reported earlier this year that Cruise had been warned that anthrax would be placed in the ventilation system of his Los Angeles office.

He was thought to have spent £5million on having an underground bunker built in the grounds of his Colorado estate

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruise; deaththreats; hollywood; nut; paranoia; scientology; tomcruise

Using his Scientology, shouldn't Tom be able to telepathically predict the attack?

1 posted on 12/29/2008 10:14:17 PM PST by melt
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To: melt

Not surprised. While I do think scientology is ridiculous, the hysteria surrounding scientology is really overblown. People wearing V for Vendetta masks at protests outside scientology centers? Give me a break!


2 posted on 12/29/2008 10:17:49 PM PST by NinoFan
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To: melt

So little Tommy got the skin heads mad at him eh?


3 posted on 12/29/2008 10:17:58 PM PST by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: melt

Is the movie Valkyrie any good?


4 posted on 12/29/2008 10:20:31 PM PST by Tai_Chung
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To: melt
Just because he is paranoid, does not mean that they are not out to get him.
5 posted on 12/29/2008 10:22:46 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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To: melt

6 posted on 12/29/2008 10:23:23 PM PST by OCC
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To: melt

Death threats are no fun. Even the implausible ones get you wondering about who’s on the other end.

I hope the cops catch up with whoever is doing this to Tom Cruise. While I don’t have any time for him as a person or as an actor, nobody deserves that.


7 posted on 12/29/2008 10:27:50 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: melt

Death threats are no fun. Even the implausible ones get you wondering about who’s on the other end.

I hope the cops catch up with whoever is doing this to Tom Cruise. While I don’t have any time for him as a person or as an actor, nobody deserves that.


8 posted on 12/29/2008 10:27:50 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: melt

Yah sure. Makes for sympathetic publicity fer sure.


9 posted on 12/29/2008 10:27:52 PM PST by 43north (11.04.08: the day America committed voluntary suicide)
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To: NinoFan

Funny that the anti-Scientologists don't pick on Islamists.

I wonder why?

10 posted on 12/29/2008 10:28:02 PM PST by melt (Someday they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt

Oh, come on, let us allow the guy to demand that his wife keep her screams silent during child birth.


11 posted on 12/29/2008 10:28:10 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: melt

at the least he should beam himself up into the spaceship till it’s safe again.........


12 posted on 12/29/2008 10:30:02 PM PST by tioga (Rejoice, our Savior is born.)
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To: melt
Cruise now lives in a separate location to his wife Katie Holmes

Hmmm...

13 posted on 12/29/2008 10:31:05 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: melt
underground bunker built in the grounds of his Colorado estate

WHAT? Gah, I've been calling the wrong house all this time!
Plan B.

14 posted on 12/29/2008 10:31:43 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Yeah, I feel just awful for the guy.
15 posted on 12/29/2008 10:35:12 PM PST by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~ Þ)
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To: 43north
My thoughts as well.

I suspect that this is merely a publicity stunt, and a clumsy one at that.

.

16 posted on 12/29/2008 10:36:00 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: melt

While I firmly believe Scientology is a fraud, I support Mr. and Mrs. Cruise’s freedom to choose their religion and to live their lives free from harassment. To do otherwise is to expose oneself to similar harassment for one’s own religious choices. Candid, truthful discussion of religious beliefs by willing participants can be edifying and should, in the worst case, result in a consensus to “agree to disagree.” Harassment, on the other hand, is an abomination.


17 posted on 12/29/2008 10:36:29 PM PST by RochesterFan
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To: 43north

First thought that entered my mind as well.

Saw the Suri baby on TMZ (not that I am a big fan of TMZ show creeps me out) with her Mom and I was curious is it typical that a 2yr old still drinks from a baby bottle?

Maybe some Moms here could enlighten me.

I can remember wanting my bottle at the age of 2-3yrs old and Gramma saying no more.


18 posted on 12/29/2008 10:37:15 PM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere.)
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To: melt

Why waste your time killing Tom Cruise?

On the list of people I’m most like to see dead, he wouldn’t even be in the top 1000.

(Note that I do not condone violence against anyone.)


19 posted on 12/29/2008 10:39:14 PM PST by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: NinoFan

Actually this is a pretty scary group. Read this sober analysis which just begins to show how strange and dangerous it is.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/01/14/080114fa_fact_goodyear


20 posted on 12/29/2008 10:43:02 PM PST by garjog
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To: Tai_Chung

Is the movie Valkyrie any good?

If it’s about the XB70, yeah!


21 posted on 12/29/2008 11:10:44 PM PST by This_far
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To: Tai_Chung

Valkyrie is a good flick and Cruise plays the part well. Dont pay any attention to most of the people who are knocking the movie, my bet is they haven’t even seen it yet.


22 posted on 12/29/2008 11:15:59 PM PST by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Tai_Chung

I just returned from the theater. The movie was pretty well done but you have to have a good background of the history of what was happening in Germany at the time and who was involved or you would be lost.

The acting was well done, although I don’t think I would have picked Tom Cruise for that particular role.

About the comment in the article that the film was sympathetic to the Nazis...well...they must have been watching a different movie, I didn’t get that at all.


23 posted on 12/29/2008 11:18:15 PM PST by dianed
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To: Tai_Chung

I was pleasantly surprised - Cruise did a credible job and it did seem historically accurate compared to what I have read.The movie was anything but sympathetic to the Nazi regime.If you are a WW II buff you should enjoy it.It does underscore the saying “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”.


24 posted on 12/29/2008 11:19:30 PM PST by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: melt
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...
25 posted on 12/29/2008 11:23:00 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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This story reeks. I don’t believe it.


26 posted on 12/29/2008 11:29:56 PM PST by freeplancer (McCain Voters Catch the Lobsters-Obama Voters Eat Them)
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Cruise is thoroughly unhinged.

No way to tell what’s going on, it could easily all be in his mind - or a stunt.


27 posted on 12/29/2008 11:34:38 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: melt

Tom Cruise’s publicty rating sink so low he now resorts to this nonsense?


28 posted on 12/29/2008 11:51:10 PM PST by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: melt

Movie tickets are not selling


29 posted on 12/30/2008 3:08:19 AM PST by Flavius
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To: Tai_Chung
Is the movie Valkyrie any good?

If you want to get a war fix wait for Defiant to come out. I think it starts in LA and NY tomorrow.

30 posted on 12/30/2008 4:03:06 AM PST by 03A3
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To: Tai_Chung

Yes it is good


31 posted on 12/30/2008 4:06:12 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: This_far

speaking of XB-70, what ever happened to the third one?


32 posted on 12/30/2008 4:31:22 AM PST by joe fonebone (The libtard votes in every election, regardless of the candidate.)
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