(Clearwisdom.net) Recently the Chinese propaganda machines, including the Xinhua News Agency and CCTV, were set in motion to "review" the "Self-immolation" case once again. Here is the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) logic. Several people burned themselves in Tiananmen Square. They claimed that they had practiced Falun Gong before. The CCP then claimed that it was Falun Gong that had taught them to do so.

Does that logic make sense?

If a murderer had been to a church several times, would you blame his crime on Christianity? Would you say that Jesus taught him to kill?

After Falun Gong practitioners all over the world put forth great efforts to stop the persecution, suddenly a few people went to Tiananmen Square to burn themselves in order to "ascend to the heavens" and insisted that they were taught by Falun Gong to do so. They claimed to be Falun Gong practitioners, but they didn't do what other practitioners do. They didn't clarify the truth of Falun Gong to people. They didn't expose the CCP's lies and persecution. They didn't validate the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." Their statements were immediately refuted by Falun Gong practitioners all over the world. The International Education Development (IED) NGO analyzed CCTV's footage of the Tiananmen Self-immolation and reported to the United Nations that it was "staged by the (Chinese) government" to defame Falun Gong.

Actually, Falun Gong explicitly prohibits killing and suicide. Self-immolation violates Falun Gong's principles. None of the tens of millions of Falun Gong practitioners all over the world have committed self-immolation. Falun Gong did not cause the self-immolation of these few people.

The Chinese media, controlled by Jiang's regime, nonetheless insisted that the self-immolation resulted from cultivating Falun Gong because those few people involved in the self-immolation claimed that "they had practiced Falun Gong before." Such logic does not make sense. It actually serves to expose the contemptible means employed by the persecutors.

First of all, as Jiang's regime controls all propaganda machines to wantonly "expose and criticize" Falun Gong, it prohibits anyone from getting any positive information about Falun Gong. It destroys Falun Gong books and materials and blocks Minghui.org (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net), which posts positive information about Falun Gong. Such acts expose Jiang's true intentions in slandering and defaming Falun Gong. Everyone understands that accusing others without allowing them to defend themselves is reprehensible.

Secondly, the few people involved in the self-immolation stated that they began to practice Falun Gong at a certain time. The state-controlled media purposely emphasized their statements, claiming it as proof they were Falun Gong practitioners, so as to connect the self-immolation with Falun Gong. Falun Gong is not a secret organization. Before it was persecuted in China, anyone could join the group exercises and Fa-study that were publicly held. If these self-immolators indeed practiced Falun Gong before, their acts completely contradicted Falun Gong's principles. Were they qualified to call themselves Falun Gong practitioners? Could a person who went to church a few times call himself a disciple of Jesus? If he kills, would Jesus have to bear the responsibility?

Thirdly, the CCP media claim that the self-immolators were urged to set themselves on fire after reading articles written by the founder of Falun Gong. This sounds even more ridiculous. There are so many Falun Gong practitioners around the world who read the same articles. The other practitioners clarified the truth and exposed the persecution so that people who were deceived by rumors and lies understood the beauty of Falun Gong. How could these few persons disregard the fact that countless practitioners were persecuted and burn themselves in public to pursue so-called "ascending to the heavens," creating more excuses for Jiang's regime to persecute Falun Gong? Of course, Jiang's regime didn't dare publish articles written by Falun Gong's founder.

More and more people are learning the facts about Falun Gong. Once again Jiang's regime gives much publicity to the "Tiananmen Self-immolation" case, but this only further exposes the regime's ridiculous logic and deceptive nature.

January 26, 2005