On Monday March 20, 1995, five members of Aum Shinrikyo launched a chemical attack on the Tokyo Metro, one of the world's busiest commuter transport systems, at the peak of the morning rush hour. The chemical agent used, liquid sarin, was contained in plastic bags which each team then wrapped in newspaper. Each perpetrator carried two packets of sarin totaling approximately 900 millilitres of sarin, except Yasuo Hayashi, who carried three bags. Aum originally planned to spread the sarin as an aerosol but did not follow through with it. A single drop of sarin the size of a pinhead can kill an adult.
Carrying their packets of sarin and umbrellas with sharpened tips, the perpetrators boarded their appointed trains. At prearranged stations, the sarin packets were dropped and punctured several times with the sharpened tip of the umbrellas. The men then got off the train and exited the station to meet his accomplice with a car. By leaving the punctured packets on the floor, the sarin was allowed to leak out into the train car and stations. This sarin affected passengers, subway workers, and those who came into contact with them. Sarin is the most volatile of the nerve agents, which means that it can quickly and easily evaporate from a liquid into a vapor and spread into the environment. People can be exposed to the vapor even if they do not come in contact with the liquid form of sarin. Because it evaporates so quickly, sarin presents an immediate but short-lived threat. From wikipedia.
 By mid-afternoon, the mildly affected victims had recovered from vision problems and were released from hospital. Most of the remaining patients were well enough to go home the following day, and within a week only a few critical patients remained in hospital. The death toll on the day of the attack was eight that eventually rose to at least a dozen.[5
After all the carnage and suffering I ask, "How can this group continue and grow and gain new member?" The answer was in a recent article by the Japan times; "The cult’s most effective weapon for attracting new members appears to be collective amnesia of Aum’s wrongdoings, compounded by simple ignorance." Aum dogma, warning adherents that “the world was being controlled by a Jewish-Freemason conspiracy, and since Japan’s public security officials and mass media are under the control of Jewish capital, they are not to be trusted.” Aum Reincarnation as Aleph
Judges 2:21 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that [were] round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger.
The people were so quick to return to their favorite gods. Baal; a god of the rain, thunder, fertility and agriculture, and the lord of Heaven. And also Ashtoreth or modernly Astarte. Astarte was connected with fertility, sexuality, and war. Pictorial representations often show her naked.
Basically it was power and sex that the people worshiped. Nothing has changed. The Aum cult was reported to have both of those in the workings with members.
Powerful men were able to manipulate masses into fear and horror. Their end will be the end like the guys in the book of Judges. The enemy comes in and defeats them and there is peace for a time and then there is renewal before the cycle repeats itself. The Aum guys declared the government their enemy and it was their enemy that over threw them. Yet as in the case of the Israelites they failed to rid the land of all the gods and so the cycle is bound to repeat. My prayer is that it won't happen in Japan again.
May God cause an awakening to happen in the land of Japan. The people have no clue who the real God is. Jesus Christ of Nazareth is the only God and name given whereby men must be saved. The Aum guys many will die in prison or be executed yet in heaven there is judgement waiting for them there. Why? They did not acknowledge Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Post note; The group will no longer be monitored as of 2012. Yes the government is running out of money but God is watching.
“The fact is, once you enter a cult, it becomes almost impossible to leave. Japan is now in its second consecutive decade of economic stagnation and the dreams of its young people, both socially and economically, have been dashed. Aleph’s ability to recruit believers under such conditions makes it a threat,” he asserts.
The article ends on a worrisome note: monitoring of former Aum cultists by the Public Security Agency is slated to be phased out from next month.