Aum Shinrikyo


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Aum Shinrikyo a terrorist organization whose goal is to take over Japan and then the world; based on a religion founded in 1987 that combines elements of Buddhism with Christianity "in 1995 Aum members released deadly sarin gas on a Tokyo subway train"
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In 1995, members of the Aum Shinrikyo religious cult shook Japan when they released sarin nerve gas into the Tokyo subway system, killing 13 people and injuring thousands.
In 1987, with just 10 followers, Mr Asahara founded Aum Shinrikyo as a religious sect.