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Largest-Recorded Case: Bio-Terror Attack and Immigration Fraud

largest-recorded case: Fleeing persecution, they bought a ranch of almost 65,000 acres and set out to build a city, according to NOW Magazine. What transpired was an avalanche of conflict and scandal, yet the story of this 20th-century cult is not as well known today as some others. In 1981 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, later known as Osho, and his secretary, Ma Anand Sheela, moved their base of followers from Pune, India, to Wasco County, Oregon. It encompasses the first bio-terror attack in U.S. history to subvert voter rights, the largest-recorded case of illegal wiretapping, attempted murder and immigration fraud. At its core is the conflict with local ranchers, who felt the town was being overpopulated and they rightfully resisted the political and cultural changes brought about by the demographic shift. It sparked a national debate about the separation between church and state when the Rajneeshees invoked democracy and the American constitution as rhetorical armour. ( As reported in the news.