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Former Nuwaubian Writes Expose
« on: October 04, 2005, 08:06:02 pm »
"Former Nuwaubian writes book, tells how York duped followers
The Macon Telegraph/March 14, 2005
By Sharon E. Crawford
Robert Rohan says he begged on the streets for money and then gave it all away to a man who needed nothing.
And now he's written a book about it.
The 38-year-old New York native spent 16 years following the teachings of Malachi York, founder of the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors who is currently serving a 135-year federal prison sentence for child molestation and racketeering.
Rohan said he left the group just before local, state and federal agents stormed the 476-acre property in rural Putnam County. He believes York committed the crimes he is accused of, although Rohan says he never saw any of that while he was in the group.
"I have no doubt in my mind that he did it," Rohan said. "A person who would lie would steal and a person who would steal would lie."
Now, Rohan has written a book - "Holding York Responsible" - which describes his experiences as a Nuwaubian and how he says York conned followers.
"Malachi York has a lot of charisma," Rohan said in a recent phone interview from New York. "There are people in life you meet who can draw you in with their conversation. That was Malachi York."
Rohan was introduced to York's teachings as a teenager in the early 1980s. York, then known as Imam Isa, lived with a handful of his followers in New York in an outwardly Muslim sect.
"My first thought was 'Wow, a black Jesus,' when I saw the picture of Malachi York inside all the books that he wrote," Rohan wrote in his own book. "So, it is only fair to say ... it gave me a sense of black pride and self-respect as I began my journey in search of knowledge."
Rohan soon moved into the community and attended classes on York's teachings. He said he became suspicious early on, but stayed because he liked the atmosphere of the black community.
"He had enough money to do something positive for the community, but he only thought of himself," Rohan said.
Rohan said he and others were forced to go out and raise $100 a day by selling York's books or other products.
"Malachi York became very wealthy," Rohan said. "If someone didn't bring the money in, they would have to leave the group ... that was his rule."
Rohan said York eventually moved the group to Eatonton when the government and longtime members started questioning his teachings. When the Nuwaubians moved to Putnam County in 1993, York was claiming to be from another planet.
"Malachi York came up with the idea to move down South ... because he was under FBI investigation," Rohan said. "He provided us as his followers the bogus rationale that we were moving down South to meet our spiritual parents. (He) always was quick to forget that he gave more than one reason for many changes that he introduced throughout the organization."
After moving to Georgia, York and his followers claimed affiliation with Masons and with the Jewish, Christian and Egyptian faiths.
"Once he started changing religious ideas, the older followers became skeptical and left the group," Rohan said. "That was what happened to me."
Rohan, who said he never actually lived on the Eatonton compound, said he became totally disenchanted with York when he learned the leader was having intimate relationships with female members - many of them were married to the male members.
"He would tell us that we couldn't have sex with our wives because we had to stay pure," Rohan said.
Rohan said he finally got fed up with York and moved back to New York to get away from the group. He left behind an ex-wife - who is still a Nuwaubian - and their three children. He worries that his children will believe York's teachings.
"We're all adults," Rohan said. "I feel sorry for the children because they don't know any better."

And the attacks on him have already begun.

One guy brags about beating him (over something unrelated to the book.)
"ask robert rohan about the upper cut i served him in his house in cartesville when he attacked me you see i am a defenbder"

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Re: Former Nuwaubian Writes Expose
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 03:17:25 am »
The book is out for a few years now.

While society turned a blind eye for more than three decades, Dwight York -- a.k.a. Dr. Malachi Z. York, Imam Isa -- devolved into a sexual predator of unprecedented proportions. He became the target of what prosecutors believe was the largest child molestation prosecution in United States history, in terms of numbers of victims and potential numbers of crimes, ever directed at a single person. When he was finally indicted, state prosecutors literally had to cut back the number of counts listed -- from well beyond a thousand to slightly more than 200 -- because they feared a jury simply wouldn't believe the magnitude of York's evil."

Half the author's royalties will be donated to a fund for the assistance of York's victims.

New Book Asks Provocative Questions About Dwight York
The Macon Telegraph/May 20, 2007
By Joe Kovac Jr.

....The tone of that breezy write-up in Time nearly eight years ago — and its understandably limited perception of what was truly transpiring in the pyramid pasture — persists even to this day. Even after the horrors that took place there have come to light.

The man from planet Rizq, or, as Dwight D. York is now known, inmate No. 17911-054 at the supermax federal prison in Florence, Colo., was such a master manipulator that his most despicable acts are sometimes glossed over in memory.

We tend to remember the pyramids, then the perversion and only then the imprisonment. And it hasn’t been that long. If you ask, most folks don’t know how many years York was sentenced to serve in prison. Or that he is now living under the same roof as Terry Nichols, Eric Robert Rudolph, Zacarias Moussaoui and Theodore Kaczynski. Or that he was sent there for 135 years for molesting 14 boys and girls as well as for racketeering.

Or, necessarily, that he was, as author Bill Osinski’s new book refers to York, the target of “the largest child molestation prosecution … ever directed at a single suspect.”

In “Ungodly: A True Story of Unprecedented Evil,” Osinski probes York’s diabolical underbelly, one that for the longest time too many overlooked. We laughed at York’s spaceship hooey and flea-market architecture. York and his cult were akin to the image of those who hawk pamphlets at urban traffic-light intersections. For an instant, we often wonder “what’s their deal?” before rolling by.

Though York and his followers often claimed they were not a religious sect, it was freedom of religion, which Osinski duly notes, that in some ways afforded York carte blanche.

Osinski, who covered the Nuwaubian saga for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and came to know many of its key players, chronicles York’s early days as a pimpish New York hustler who deifies himself to reap riches under the guise of religion and communal purity.

As a GBI administrator, in hindsight, tells Osinski, “When someone wraps themself in the cloak of religion, law enforcement can sometimes become cautious.”

“What (York) came up with,” Osinski writes, “was called the United Nation of Nuwaubian Moors, a concept composed of an extra-large dose of Egyptian schlock, served with a side dish of intergalactic mumbo jumbo.”

....Bob Moser of the Southern Poverty Law Center tells Osinski, “Once you accept Dwight York is special, then you automatically have to subordinate yourself to that authority.”

Moser calls York’s cult “definitely a black supremacist group,” and he says race was another factor that kept followers flowing in. And their allegations of harassment by predominantly white law enforcers assured them a place in the all-important publicity-stirring spotlight. (Howard Sills, the Putnam sheriff who is among the book’s heroes, says that in reality “the only racial issue was that every victim York preyed upon was black.”)

....The book notes, too, how the Nuwaubian shtick drew high-profile black leaders — the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton among them — to hear claims of perceived racial injustice. Macon Mayor Jack Ellis even had his picture taken, with Jackson, at York’s property in 2001.

In an interview with York’s son, Malik, the author gets to the heart of what turns out to have been a scam perpetrated by a heartless soul. Malik York says his father once told him, “I don’t believe any of this (expletive.) If I had to dress up like a nun, if I had to be a Jew, I’d do it for this kind of money.”

As York is said to have told someone close to him, “It’s all about the packaging.”

The man was so “out there,” at least to the casual observer, that his weirdness somehow still reigns. So much so that even in hindsight it is hard to grasp the nefariousness he wrought.

Maybe, in the end, it was whack-job discountability that York sought, a smokescreen behind which to run his game.

Perhaps it was York’s persona, clownish and hokey to the hilt — scoffed at and written off as cuckoo by the masses — that greased the way for him to soil the innocence of so many....

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Re: Former Nuwaubian Writes Expose
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2009, 03:11:52 pm »
Why is this thread in "Non Frauds" ??? I think we have established that the Nuwaubians, Washiat and Moors as well as the Binay are phonies. Those groups and information about them shoul be posted in "Frauds"...