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Muslim sect held children in underground catacombs for decade

Over 70 members of a reclusive Muslim sect have spent a decade in an eight-level catacomb in Russia’s Tatarstan. Their 27 children, some of them born underground, lived with them without access to education, healthcare or even daylight. The founder of the sect, 83-year-old Faizrakhman Satarov, claims he is the last Muslim prophet.

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One Response to Muslim sect held children in underground catacombs for decade

  1. Ariadna Theokopoulos August 10, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    The common trait of the underground, not encountered in other cases of cultic collective psychosis and brainwashing — is interesting–would that be a Russian/central Asian twist on their delusion?
    It definitely permits maximum control over the followers–literally no sunlight allowed in on it.

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