Shoko asahara, founder of the doomsday cult aum shinrikyo and mastermind behind the deadly 1995 nerve gas attack on the tokyo subway system — and a number of other horrific crimes in the 1980s. The execution of the six aum shinrikyo members, years after they were put on death row, draws a line under the horrific attack which shocked the world and prompted national soul-searching over the. V crimes of the cult a murder and mayhem: precursors to gas in the days following the subway gas attack on march 20, 1995, as suspicion fell on the aum, most people outside of japan learned for the first time of this rather obscure japanese religious sect.
The wild story of aum shinrikyo, a religious cult steeped in science and high technology that carried out a deadly sarin attack in tokyo in 1995. Aum shinrikyo: sarin gas attack in 1995, members carried out a sarin nerve gas attack in the tokyo subway system, possibly in an attempt to bring about the apocalypse, and possibly to keep.  aum appears to refer to the “ohm” sound yoga practitioners make asahara (then matsumoto) called his yoga school aum, inc shinrikyo means teaching of truth an earlier iteration of the group was called aum shinsen no kai, or aum mountain hermit’s society, based on a prophecy that survivors of the coming apocalypse would be benevolent.
The attack by aum shinrikyo it was march 20, 1995 and the time was 0800 hours, when the city of tokyo was subjected to a terrorist act by a radical religious group this group was aum shinrikyo, when translated mean “supreme truth. Aum shinrikyo was virulently anti-american, anti-semitic, and used offices in the us to prepare for large-scale attacks in japan and a future attack in new york as well asahara was plotting. Aum shinrikyo was a doomsday cult with religious overtones founded by shoko asahara in 1984 it was responsible for the sarin attack in toyko in 1995 which killed 13 people the group never. Sarin gas attacks and aum shinrikyo aum shinrikyo was established by shoko asahara, and it disseminated a unique doctrine it taught that one could kill another human being who continues to commit evil deeds, and is thus destined to go to hell.
Aum shinrikyo, responsible for tokyo subway sarin attack, is an active japanese new-age religious cult-like movement founded in 1987 by shoko asahara in 1987 updated: 10 apr, 2016 by liam the cult of doom: tokyo subway sarin attacks. The tokyo subway sarin attack (subway sarin incident (地下鉄サリン事件, chikatetsu sarin jiken)) was an act of domestic terrorism perpetrated on 20 march 1995, in tokyo, japan, by members of the cult movement aum shinrikyo. Aum: tokyo underground attacks and aftermath march 20, 1995 five members of aum shinrikyo simultaneously enter different lines of the tokyo underground during rush hour carrying sarin gas in plastic bags at prearranged stations the sarin packs are punctured several times twelve people are and more than 5,500 are injured. Aum shinrikyo, which is also known as aum and aleph, is a japanese cult that combines tenets from buddhism, hinduism, and is obsessed with the apocalypse the group made headlines around the world.
Tokyo subway attack of 1995: tokyo subway attack of 1995, coordinated terrorist attack in tokyo on march 20, 1995, in which the nerve gas sarin was released in the city’s subway system the attack was carried out by members of the new religious movement aum shinrikyo (since 2000 called aleph) and killed 13 people and injured more than 5,000. I was at a school camp when the now-defunct doomsday cult aum shinrikyo attacked morning commuters on tokyo subway lines with sarin gas it was the spring of 1995 and 13 people were killed and. The police raids on aum shinrikyo began in march 1995, shortly after the subway attack that killed 13 and injured 6,000 arrests of senior figures started shortly afterward, including asahara’s on may 16. In the attack’s aftermath, japanese police raided aum shinrikyo headquarters and arrested hundreds of members, including the cult’s blind leader, shoko asahara. A mere 11 years after aum shinrikyo’s founding, it carried out a devastating sarin gas attack on a tokyo subway aum shinrikyo, which means “supreme truth,” is the work of one charismatic man named shoko asahara, whose birth name is chizuo matsumoto.
Shoko asahara, the leader of the aum shinrikyo cult, was executed by hanging today for the deaths of over a dozen people in a terrorist attack on a tokyo subway in 1995 i first heard of aum. Shoko asahara, leader of the japanese doomsday cult aum shinrikyo, has been executed in japan by hanging asahara and his cult members were responsible for the 1995 attack of japan’s subway system in which they placed punctured bags filled with sarin on trains running through tokyo’s political district. The aum shinrikyo, or aum supreme truth cult, which mixed buddhist and hindu meditation with apocalyptic teachings, staged a series of crimes including simultaneous sarin gas attacks on subway. Aum shinrikyo, which means supreme truth, began in the 1980s, mixing hindu and buddhist beliefs, and it later in elements of apocalyptic christian prophesies.
A commuter is treated at a makeshift shelter after being exposed to sarin gas in the tokyo subway system during an attack by the aum shinrikyo cult on march 20, 1995. Aum shinrikyo’s sarin nerve attack on the tokyo subway in 1995 killed 13 people and caused illness among thousands of others justin mccurry in tokyo. On march 20, 1995, a “new religion” that called itself aum shinrikyō (ohm religion of truth) staged one of the most horrific terrorist attacks of recent times, releasing lethal quantities of sarin gas simultaneously on five trains of the tokyo subway system, killing 13 commuters and injuring about 6,000 more.
Aum shinrikyo split into hikari no wa and aleph in 2007, and the latter group has apologized for the tokyo attack, which it blames on top members of then aum shinrikyo the two groups have around 150 and 1,500 followers respectively, according to japanese media. Aleph (japanese: アレフ, hepburn: arefu), formerly aum shinrikyo (オウム真理教, oumu shinrikyō), is a japanese doomsday cult founded by shoko asahara in 1984 it carried out the deadly tokyo subway sarin attack in 1995 and was found to have been responsible for another smaller sarin attack the previous year the group never confessed. A public commission ruled today that aum shinrikyo, the religious group that killed 12 people in a nerve gas attack on the tokyo subway in 1995, continues to pose a threat to society and it.