Scientology is “an organization that is not compatible” with the constitution of Germany.
Ministers of Germany’s sixteen states along with the national government have formally agreed that Scientology is not a religion but a “commercial enterprise that takes advantage of vulnerable people”.
Germany’s domestic intelligence agencies have been ordered to prepare a dossier to “possibly serve as the basis for a ban of the sect” because “Scientology pursues anti-constitutional goals in an aggressively fierce manner that run counter to human rights and dignity.”
Berlin established an office to deal with complaints about Scientology. Seeing it as “a cult masquerading as a church to make money”, Scientology has been monitored by German intelligence agencies for more than ten years.