Some reactions in
From: Sathya Sai Baba Expose Forum
|Some reactions in Denmark
|2/5/02 12:05 pm
Beth _inka, thanks for the reference to the producer.
I surfed the net to see some of the reactions in Danish newspapers. Some bits here that
might interest all of you:
30. January, Jyllands-Posten:
The mayor of Frederiksværk, Helge Friis, encurages the people to protest against the
establishment of a Sai Baba school in Denmark.
It seems the SB org. bought the castle even though the municipality would have offered a
better price (300.000 DKR more). ( the article doesnt say why th SB org got the deal).
The church minister, Tove Fergo, is said to consider withdrawing SB org. official status
as an recogniced religious organisation. Finally Torbjörn Meyer is cited saying all is
just internet ruomors.
One of the biggest news papers 'Berlingske Tidene'
also told about major Helge Friis opposition (http://www.berlingske.dk/artikel:aid=155520
), adding that he hasnt the authoroty to forbid the school and thats why he appeals to the
population. Further it claimes that SB org has a wealth of about 16.000.000.000 DKR which
gives them great political power in india. Torbjörn Meyers statment that all is just
undocumented internet roumors is commented by the Major Friis, as he says his blank denial
with out any attempt to look in to the matter or come with counter proof just makes it
look more convincing the phedofilia accusations are true.
In the same newspaper on January 8th:
) there is an article about SB danish organisation to stop the airing of the TV
documentary. The Sai Devotees that are in the documentary felt they were missled to
believe that it would be a positive program about SB, while this was never promised (or
the intention) of the journalist. The missunderstanding seems to come from the arranger of
the trip to india (also a devotee:Lidvin Virkesdal) who gave the wrong information to the
devootes joining the trip where Danish TV journalist was also parttaking. Danish televison
was because of this willing to cut out 17 of the devotees, that had reqested this, of the
program, but they were not willing to hold the documentary back. Torbjörn Meyer is here
cited again saying that allis just roumors and further the familiar counter accusations
TM:"We know the people from whom these accusatons come and they are totaly unreliable
as witness, as they themselves have these unfortunate tendencies that they project on Sai
just a few bits.. not a compleate search of the danish media.