- Associated Press article (read here) describing the group's attempt to seize farmland by eminent domain in Iowa:
- Article from the London-based Guardian Newspaper (read here) , describing a murder on the campus of Maharishi University in Iowa:
"The Maharishi himself is reported to have blamed the violence on US foreign policy. Dr Craig Pearson, executive vice-president of Maharishi University, said: 'Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has made one comment regarding this event. He said that this is an aspect of the violence we see throughout society, including the violence that our country is perpetrating in other countries."
"Critics of the Maharishi - including former students and staff and Fairfield residents - have been inundating the local newspaper with calls and emails. They allege that the movement strives to prevent negative publicity that might halt donations from its wealthy alumni."
It's worth mentioning that all three of the above articles are from either centrist (AP) or liberal (Washington Post & Guardian) media outlets. We do not object to the Maharishis followers simply because they are strange or eccentric. We do object to them because they are a well funded group of fanatics who have a political and social agenda that has resulted in serious conflict in other communities, especially Fairfield, Iowa.