It reads to me as "anything is allowed as long as it's against my political opponent".
People with kooky or unscientific beliefs have rights too. Let's all try to be a bit more tolerant.
Florey should be an answer here.
NXIVM wasn't "suppressed", let alone brutally: the handful of members who have been imprisoned were so treated after conviction of serious sexual crimes.
The only government action taken against the People's Temple was the beginning of a Congressional investigation and visit.
Your analogy is absolutely terrible, and terribly inapt.
As for the question: whether Falun Gong's suppression is "brutal" is independent of whether the cult holds offensive or wacky beliefs or engages in grossly discriminatory claims. At most, the question lacks nuance, but how much nuance is it reasonable to expect from a trivia quiz question?
Tolerance means "tolerating" people who are inconvenient or different. If the only people you tolerate are the ones that agree with you, then that's not toleration at all.
Saying it's okay to arbitrarily jail and torture people because they are a "cult" (not sure the accuracy of that) is the road to tyranny. Even kooky weirdos have rights.
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