July 19th, 2005 | researchmaterial
The attack comes two weeks after the sect was raided by religious officials.
About 30 assailants armed with Molotov cocktails attacked the commune in the early morning. The blaze engulfed a car, burnt one building and scorched the giant teapot itself.
The sect in Malaysia’s northeast believes the teapot has healing properties. Its leader, Ayah Pin, reportedly believes he is the “boss of all religions” and the owner of everything in his “Sky Kingdom”.
State religious authorities have outlawed the teapot sect as a deviant cult…
(Found by Stephem Graves, thanks)