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Ultra-Orthodox Cult Described as 'Jewish Taliban' Attempts to Flee to Iran for Asylum

Hundreds of members of the Jewish ultra-orthodox Lev Tahor sect are trying to reach Iran, where they requested political asylum in 2019, but their relatives are afraid that Tehran may use the group, who hold Israeli and American citizenships, as bargaining chips.

Members of the cult, based in Guatemala, are attempting to fly to Iraqi Kurdistan, but the relatives of the cult members have contacted their respective governments in request to try and block the migration, according to the Ynet news site.



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