For five years Belgium has been investigating Scientology
. The breakthrough came when the prosecutors stopped thinking of Scientology as a cult and started talking about it as a criminal organization. Federal prosecutors in Belgium are charging the church with extortion, fraud, privacy breaches, and the illegal practice of medicine. The case started when Belgian officials got wind of those billion dollar employment contracts which violate Belgian law. It has taken years of investigations, but this is the big one. Scientology's European headquarters are in Belgium. If a court rules there that this is a criminal organization, then everyone can call it one. Much more powerful words than cult.