Aum Shinrikyo was a Japanese sect. It was founded in 1984 as a yoga club by Shoko Asahara. He regarded himself as the reincarnation of Jesus Christ and Shiva. Asahara predicted the apocalypse in 1997. 1995 his sect attacked the Tokyo subways with nerve gas in 1995. 13 people were killed and more than 6000 were injured.