Thursday, 05. March 2015
02. 06. 14. - 04:36
02. 06. 14. - 04:36
This shocking video shows how members of a religious cult that tried to recruit new members in a McDonald's restaurant in China killed a young woman when she refused to give them her telephone number. In a three-minute orgy of violence this video clip shows how a man used a mop two-handed with all his strength to batter the young woman lying on the ground of the restaurant, egged on by fellow members of the "All-Powerful Spirit" or "Quannengshen" cult. Yet what has most shocked China is that young mum Wu Ting, 23, who is screaming in pain and calling for help, was beaten to death in front of dozens other customers that did nothing to stop them. The video shows them standing round watching, in some cases with their arms crossed, and doing nothing. At one point someone says "call the police" but other than that - nothing happens although later guests leave the restaurant to watch from outside as the violence goes on inside. The video confirms that there were dozens of people in the restaurant at the time and that they did nothing when the man grabbed a mop and attacked the young woman, urged on by his female companions, who shouted "beat her to death". The five other people in the man's group also then joined in the attack by kicking the young woman in the head. They beat her with the mop until the handle broke, leaving the mother of a young son lying in a pool of blood on the floor of the restaurant at Zhaoyuan in the Shandong province, in China's far east. According to police four of the six who carried out the attack were members of the same family and they were arrested by officers just as they were trying to leave the fast food restaurant. The six include Zhang Fu, his two daughters and a son, as well as two women, and all were detained apart from the son, who is under the age of legal responsibility in China. The investigation against the minor has been handed over to a juvenile court to deal with. After the arrest police also recovered pamphlets that the group had been distributing about their religion. The McDonald's is located across the street from a local police station. Police spokesman Sheng Chang said: "Our information is that they were looking to recruit new members and had tried to talk to the woman to persuade her to hand over her telephone number." The All Powerful Spirit cult was founded in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang in the early 1990s and later spread to the country's eastern provinces. The cults philosophy is based on a distorted reading of the Christian Bible and it was banned under the country's corporals in 1995. Seventeen of its members had been arrested in Beijing in December 2012 for harassing people in a public park and claiming the world was coming to an end. Organised religion is prohibited in China but there has been a growing number of Christian and Buddhist movements starting to emerge in the past few years. Zhaoyuan is in Shandong province, a traditional hotbed for religious cults. The region gave birth to the violent anti-Christian Boxer movement that laid siege to Western interests in Beijing and elsewhere during the waning years of the Qing dynasty in 1900.
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