He named the Mormons - which he called ``mold and filth'' - and the Japanese cult Aum Shinri Kyo as two that should be prohibited immediately to protect the country from ``cultural expansionism.
Then lumping the Mormons together with Aum Shinri Kyo, which is accused of terrorism in Japan, he declared: ``All these Mormons are mold and filth which have come to destroy the state.
Members of the Aum Shinri Kyo
cult are on trial for that attack, and several cult suspects remain at large.
Approaching the fourth anniversary of the deadly nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system, the Aum Shinri Kyo
doomsday cult is coming back to life.
Ikuo Hayashi (51), a heart surgeon and one of the main leaders of the Aum Shinri Kyo
, or Supreme Truth cult, was sentenced to life in prison, allowing him a chance for parole in about 20 years.