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Can You Trust Religious Leaders? Mahaleyah Goodman reveals Israel's Secret Cult.

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Host Naimah Latif

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One's sincere dedication to spreading the word of God and changing the world for the better can sometimes be slowly manipulated into oppressive obedience to a religious figurehead who may have self serving motives. How does one know when ones religious organization has evolved into a cult? Mahaleyah Goodman, former member of the Original African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem community makes stunning revelations as she introduces her new book Israel's Secret Cult. How does one develop the courage to speak out when observing abuse of members, and everyone else keeps silent? How does one question the decisions of one in authority who claims to be led by God? How does one express a differing opinion in a closed society that indoctrinates its members to believe that only their religious community is "right" and everybody else "wrong"? Does this sound familiar? Could your religious organization be a cult? :Listen as Mahaleyah exposes some signs that indicate when a religious community that may have started out with good intentions has gone awry.