42) “SGI Exchanges Humanitarian Award With Castro”
Mr. Bratcher adds to this: “one month after he shoots down civilian plane on a humanitarian mission”. If you click to the story, you’ll see Mr. Bratcher reduce the time to two weeks. 

The plane incident was in January; Mr. Ikeda visited Cuba in June. 

This is another example of Nichiren Shoshu taking a relatively benign story, and providing its own context in an attempt to make in an anti-SGI polemic. Besides the problem with moving the plane incident until it’s almost simultaneous with President Ikeda’s visit, there is nothing in the Reuter’s story about a “humanitarian award.” The Soka Gakkai is called a “humanitarian organization,” but what Castro received was an honorary doctorate from Soka University, not an “award.” 

The story itself omits many details of the visit (and concentrates on Castro’s wardrobe). Mr. Ikeda is quite aware of the nature of the Cuban dictatorship, including that Cuba is inhabited by millions of human beings. In their talks, Mr. Ikeda urged Castro to adopt a more tolerant attitude toward religious freedom; and, in fact, within a few months Castro was visiting the pope, and the pope subsequently visited Cuba. At those meetings also, arrangements were made for future student exchanges. Mr. Ikeda, like (perhaps) the pope, understands that the way to international openness and dialogue is not to shun those of different philosophies, but to engage them in areas of common interest. 

Craig Bratcher’s integrity in this matter can be easily judged from his June 1998 post to ARBN: 

Hi Buddy!! 
I have pictures from the Snakeyo times showing Castro with his cammies dropped and Ikeda on his knees!

More rebuttal of SG-eye:
1) "Harassment"
2) "Airbrushing and Doctoring Photos"
3) "Internet Domain Games"
4) "Disgusting Articles and Speeches"
5) "Just Plain Crazy"
6) "Gakkai Casts Voodoo Spells"
7) "Arson"

1) " Soka Gakkai — Japan's Militant Buddhists"
2) "Australia — Rush Hour of the Gods"
     "San Francisco Chronicle"
3) "Los Angeles Times"
4) "Straits Times"
5) "Look  Magazine 1963"
6) "Weekly Post — High Priest's Room Bugged"
7) "Mainichi Daily News — Soka Gakkai Leader Arrested for Grizzly Murder"
8) "Weekly Post — President Ikeda plans to appoint his son as successor"
9) "Weekly Post — Indictments by former American Members"
10) "Asia Times: Sex Case Haunts Religious Leader"
     "Japan Times"
     "Honolulu Star Bulletin"
     "Victims of the Soka Gakkai Association"

11) "New York Times (2 stories): 
    1. "Soka Gakkai Linked to Tokyo Stock Scandal"
    2. "Money Found In Dump"
12) "New Frontier Party Is the Party of the SGI"
     "Problems Within the Komeito and the Soka Gakkai"
13) "Other Activities of the Soka Gakkai"
14) "Fight Against Coercive Tactics Mentions SGI"
15) "Japan Times — Invasion of the Body Snatchers"
16) "Leader of SGI Priests Ordered to Vacate Temple"
17) "Weekly Post — Women's Division Leader stabs her SGI leader boyfriend"
18) "TACL January 1992"
19) "Public Records Reveal SGI is Pirating Name of Former Religion"
20) "Problems With Komeito and Soka Gakkai"
21) "Buddhism American Style"
     "How a controversial Japanese religious group wins friends"
22) "Funny Money Stories Uncovered in Japan — Boston Globe"
23) "Far Eastern Economic Review"
     "Weekly Post — SGI Chairman Daisaku Ikeda & Politics"
24) "Minneapolis Star Tribune — Cults of the Nineties"
25) "Broward - Palm Beach New Times"
26) "Time — Power of the Soka Gakkai/Following the Leader"
27) "Manchester Guardian"
28) "Tokyo Journal — Statesman, Billionaire, God"
29) "Newsweek"
30) "BBC: The Chanting Millions"
31) "SGI Tries To Censor BBC"
32) "U.S. Court Transcripts of SGI Harassment"
33) "SGI Harassment in Korea"
34) "Washington Post — New Cults Flourish in Japan"
     "Sect Bent on Worldly Power"
35) "LA Court Transcript"
36) "Cults on Tokyo Campuses"
37) "Asahi Shimbun — Soka Gakkai Sending Warning Signals to the Religious World"
38) "Who is Daisaku Ikeda — in his own words"
39) "State Senator letter to the United Nations"
40) "Weekly Post — Japan, Haven for Religious Groups"
41) "Cyber Sangha —  Millionaire in Harvard Square"
42) " SGI Exchanges Humanitarian Award with Castro"