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CHINA DETAINS 500-PLUS PEOPLE FOR DOOMSDAY RUMORS

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have detained more than 500 people from a fringe Christian group for spreading rumors about the world’s impending end, state media reported Tuesday.

In western China’s Qinghai province alone, police arrested more than 400 members from the religious cult group, state-run China Central Television said Tuesday.

Police seized leaflets, video discs, books and other apocalyptic materials in the recent arrests of more than 500 people across eight provinces and regions, from the prosperous east coast to less developed western China, state media reports said.

The detentions come ahead of Friday, Dec. 21 – a date some say the Mayans prophesized would be the end of the world and which was the subject of the apocalyptic movie “2012.”

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  1. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 18th, 2012

    Why didn’t they just say they “detained” them because of their religion? Because that’s all this is. Do you think they will be released and have all of their property returned on December 22nd?

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  2. J Frank Parnell

    December 18th, 2012

    Pray for the Christians.

    The Communists might raid their compound shooting through the door and walls in a surprise attack, then drive military tanks around the church for months playing sounds of dying rabbits to torture them. The evil totalitarians will inject volumes of toxic, flammable gas into their church while it burns, and shoot the survivors trying to exit the inferno from the cover of a tank.

    Glad that can never happen in the USA.

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