Ban Ki-moon: Is he or isn't he a Moonie?
By Wayne Madsen
Journal Contributing Writer
Oct 17, 2006, 00:39
(WMR) -- WMR
was the first to report on UN Secretary General-designate Ban Ki-moon's
possible connections to the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon, an enigmatic
South Korean power broker and billionaire whose funding originally came from
the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA).
Based on Ban's Friday press conference, his answers about
his views of religion appear quite "Moonie-like." For example, Ban
would not even answer a pointed question from the Financial Times
whether or not he believed in God. Ban, who states in his biography that he is
a member of a "non-denominational Korean Christian" sect, had an
answer one might expect from a Moonie.
Question: "Do you believe in God? And to what degree
does God or that religious belief inform your decisions?"
Answer: "Now, as Secretary-General, it will not be
appropriate at this time to talk about my own belief in any particular religion
or God. So maybe we will have some other time to talk about personal matters.
Ban was asked another question about his views of religion
and politics. Again, his answer was vague.
Question: "Many people who believe that the
Enlightenment in Europe brought about reason against superstition are worried
about the rise again of religion, especially extremist religion and its
involvement in politics. I wonder if you could give us your views about
politics and religion in the age we live in."
Answer: "Now, we have all differences of religions and
ideologies. It is, I think, very much desirable, therefore, to engage in
dialogue. We need to have a deeper understanding and appreciation for culture
and history and ideology of the other, different cultures and the other side.
That is why the United Nations has been holding many conferences and special
meetings among the different cultures and interfaith dialogue. And, as the
Secretary-General, I'll try always to encourage that kind of dialogue among
The fact that the UN Secretary General feels it is the place
of the UN to hold conferences of interfaith dialogue at the same time he
refuses to say whether he believes in God is a worrisome sign. Interfaith dialogue
has usually been the purview of the Organization of Islamic Conference, the
Holy See, the World Council of Churches, and other international religious
Unification Church adherents believe Sun Myung Moon is their
"god," and Sun Myung Moon has been working over the years to
infiltrate the UN and he has already been successful in receiving UN
non-governmental organization (NGO) recognition and consultative status for his
front organizations: the Women's Federation for World Peace (Economic and
Social Council - ECOSOC - recognition), the Family Federation for World Peace,
and World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO). In 2001, Moon
held a mass wedding in a UN conference room and he is on record as stating that
"our movement and the UN are completely connected."
Sun Myung Moon has close connections to the right wing of
the Republican Party, Jerry Falwell, and the Bush family. He has also
infiltrated a number of UN missions, including those of Indonesia, Gambia,
Bangladesh, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Comoros, Iran, Mozambique, Tajikistan, the
Arab League, and the Organization of Islamic Conference. Although Sun Myung
Moon has established many footholds inside the UN, the election of Ban Ki-moon
as Secretary General may be his greatest prize.
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Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops & Brass Plates.� He is the editor and
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