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Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh  
DEFINITION
  • In 1984, disciples of the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh used salmonella bacteria to poison 750 people in rural Oregon. Rajneesh, an Indian philosophy professor turned spiritual guru, left his commune in Poona, India, in 1981 and traveled to the United States, where he established a commune on a 64,000-acre ranch in the high desert of Wasco County, Oregon. [Source: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism; Rajneesh, Bhagwan Shree (1931–1990)]
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