One of the commonalities anti-Scientology agitators share is their general disdain for religion and spirituality in general. They overwhelmingly identify as atheist and their hatred and disdain for the Abrahamic faiths — most especially Christianity and Islam — is second only to Scientology itself.
Arielle Silverstein is Tony Ortega’s girlfriend, whose identity he guards jealousy to the point of banning any and all mention of her on his or his allies blogs and forums. This is in spite of the fact that he claims to be anti-censorship and goes to great lengths to invade the privacy of parishioners of the Church of Scientology, including children whose only “crime” is that their parents are Scientologists. According to Ortega and his allies, regardless of who they actually are, as long as they are affiliated in any way with the Church of Scientology, they must be defamed, ridiculed and libeled.
Arielle Silverstein, who is an Israeli citizen, is a vulgar atheist whose racism and bigotry toward those of Arab and Muslim background is well known in Ortega’s tiny social circle of drinking buddies. His relationship with her actually began while he was married to an Indonesian Muslim woman, and it was due to Silverstein’s violent insistence that Ortega gradually began abandoning her financially and ultimately divorcing her to move in with Silverstein.
In spite of her militant atheism and belligerent racist attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims, she has been in the employ of the United Nations for a number of years as an attorney. This is in direct violation of UN policy which strictly prohibits any of its staff from engaging in behavior outside of work that would negatively affect the institution’s understandably sensitive image and global mandate: “… while staff members’ personal views and convictions, including their religious convictions, remain inviolable, staff members shall ensure that those views and convictions do not adversely affect their official duties of the interests of the United Nations.”