Fiona O’Leary

From her home in Cork, Ireland, Fiona O’Leary obsessively attacks individuals and entire religions.

Her tactics have included:

  • Recording phone calls without informing the other party, then publishing audio recordings (or other private data) on social media without consent
  • Conveying false information
  • Making false claims to government officials in attempts to stir up baseless attacks or “protests” and
  • Shouting abusive, hate-filled language in public venues.

Her tactics are so extreme that even an avowed anti-Scientologist has denounced her as a “vicious hatemonger.”

Fiona O’Leary

Her history of irrational rants and threats began long before she started targeting the Church of Scientology and extends to other religious organizations.

The depth of her hatred was expressed in a 2013 posting:

“I hate f**king religion.”

Then, responding to replies to her post, she said:

“I hate religion so much! It should be banned!”

Years later, a September 2017 posting showed that O’Leary had not changed. Referring to her husband, she wrote that “Tim says all religions are cults. I think he is right.”

Her tactics are so extreme that even an avowed anti-Scientologist has denounced her as a “vicious hatemonger.”

O’Leary has two autistic children but has campaigned against autism treatments since 2014. In fact, she started a group with the purpose of attacking anyone who suggests there might be an effective treatment for autism.

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She has given special attention to a product called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), believed by some to alleviate symptoms of autism. When one Scientologist in England promoted this product on social media, O’Leary asserted that the Church of Scientology had endorsed MMS—a complete invention on her part and evidence of her willingness to manipulate information and spread lies.

In an interview with the Irish Examiner in November 2013, O’Leary confided that she had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome by Caroline Goldsmith, a Dublin clinical psychologist. She said,

“My inner turmoil, I believe, caused my anorexia at the age of 16. I have a tendency to become obsessive. I can bring incredible focus and determination to whatever I do, which is a useful skill if it is channeled in a positive direction. Unfortunately for me (and for many other Asperger girls), it manifested in destructive behaviours. I had many ‘meltdowns’, episodes of panic and confusion when the strain became unbearable. In 1989, at the age of 18, I attempted to take my own life.”

O’Leary later turned against Goldsmith, who became the target of an O’Leary hate campaign after Goldsmith spoke out regarding autism and research that could lead to cures.

Fiona O’Leary

No surprise, O’Leary’s personal income is derived from disability and social welfare benefits based on her giving fulltime care to her autistic children, even though she appears to spend much of her time not with her children, but on social media or out in the streets.

In that regard, O’Leary attacked Goldsmith, claiming she was a fraud. In December 2015 her postings against Goldsmith were removed as hate speech by Facebook.

After an article was published against Goldsmith in the Irish Examiner, Goldsmith took the publication to court for defamation. The Irish Examiner settled for a substantial sum in recompense to Goldsmith in November 2016. The settlement was reported by O’Leary on her social media pages and videos.

But O’Leary continued to slander the psychologist on social media even after the court case, also harassing her with phone calls and text messages.

“All of her so-called ‘advocacy’ revolves around hate campaigns, online and offline bullying and relentless self publicity.”

In 2016, O’Leary’s pattern of bullying was exposed by a website concerned with raising public awareness of autism treatments. The author noted that O’Leary’s right to represent the autistic community in Ireland and her ad hominem tactics were being questioned. “All of her so-called ‘advocacy’ revolves around hate campaigns, online and offline bullying and relentless self publicity,” he stated.

Although she claims to believe in freedom and free speech, when asked on Peoples Internet Radio in September 2017, “Do you believe that parents have the right to refuse mandatory vaccinations?” she responded “No.”

Asked if she believed that a child should be forcibly vaccinated if the parents did not consent, she responded that she did. In that interview, O’Leary was called out for harassing the radio host’s family, including his 14-year-old niece, after the host asked her to “name her rapist.” The host was referring to O’Leary’s assertion that she had been raped as a child.

While O’Leary goes out of her way to attack others, she has not named this man or turned him over to authorities, even though she claims he is a pillar in the community.

As the new Church of Scientology of Dublin was preparing for its opening in October 2017, O’Leary was twice banned by Twitter. After the opening, she contacted the Ahmadiyya community, (a branch of Islam) in Galway to complain that one of their members was attending the Church.

She made public postings antagonizing the Ahmadiyya community, harassing them to the point that she admitted in a YouTube video that one of their members was contemplating suicide because of her online abuse. O’Leary went on to make further derogatory and irrational comments about the Ahmadiyyans, stating:

  • “Ahmadiyya promote dangerous QUACKERY.”
  • “Talking to religious leaders and followers who worship quackery. Not very peaceful when asked reasonable questions.”

In October 2017, after repeatedly posting negative comments about the Ahmaddiya community, she engaged in a dialogue with the national imam, Ibrahim Noonan.

On Twitter, Imam Noonan posted, “Sadly I never said or used such words Fiona. What is becoming clear is your fabrications.”

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