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Rise of the Moors
« on: July 03, 2021, 07:34:16 pm »
In a current confrontation with cops.

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https://www.masslive.com/police-fire/2021/07/what-we-know-about-rise-of-the-moors-group-engaged-with-massachusetts-state-police-in-interstate-95-shut-down.html
What we know about Rise of the Moors, group engaged with Massachusetts State Police in Interstate 95 shutdown
By Michelle Williams | Michelle.Williams@MassLive.com
An hours-long standoff between a group of heavily armed individuals and Massachusetts State Police on an interstate ended with 11 taken into custody.

The situation was resolved “through negotiation and tactical maneuvers,” Massachusetts State Police Colonel Christopher Mason told reporters on Saturday said, adding that the group members “surrendered without incident.”

The standoff began nine hours prior when police said the group claimed to “not recognize our laws.”

Video shot along the interstate shows men in military-style gear holding the Moroccan flag. Police communicated with the group through a hostage negotiation team.

Here’s what we know about the situation.

Police stop
A Massachusetts State Police trooper was traveling northbound on Interstate 95 in Wakefield when he came upon two vehicles stopped in the breakdown lane around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The men were attempting to refuel their vehicles. The occupants of the vehicle were dressed in military-style tactical gear. Some had long rifles, some pistols and “some had a combination of both,” Massachusetts State Police Colonel Christopher Mason told reporters on Saturday.

The trooper asked members of the group to produce licenses for the firearms and members of the group indicated they weren’t licensed or didn’t have copies of licenses on them.

“You can imagine 11 armed individuals standing with long guns slung on an interstate highway at two in the morning certainly raises concerns and is not consistent with the firearms laws we have in Massachusetts,” Mason said.

A man who identified himself to police as the leader of the group said on a video recorded after the encounter that he “instructed my men to get out peacefully. I greeted your man with a handshake,” he said, of speaking with the trooper.

He claims in a series of videos the group was following federal law and should be allowed to travel across state lines with their weapons.
The trooper requested backup and additional state police as well as local police responded.

The head of state police applauded the actions of the responding trooper who he said was “very patient, very understanding with them,” which kept the situation from escalating.

Hostage negotiators were brought in to speak with the men and at about 10:15 a.m., police announced 11 individuals were taken into custody. A pair of individuals were arrested earlier in the day and nine more were arrested late morning.

Who are they?
The individuals are members of Rise of the Moors, a group who identify as Moorish Americans.
“The Moorish sovereign citizen movement is a collection of independent organizations and lone individuals that emerged in the early 1990s as an offshoot of the antigovernment sovereign citizens movement, which believes that individual citizens hold sovereignty over, and are independent of, the authority of federal and state governments,” the Southern Poverty Law Center says of the movement. “Moorish sovereigns espouse an interpretation of sovereign doctrine that African Americans constitute an elite class within American society with special rights and privileges that convey on them a sovereign immunity placing them beyond federal and state authority.”

Jamhal Talib Abdullah Bey is identified on the group’s website as the Moorish American Consular Post Head for the Rise of the Moors. His biography on the group’s website lists him as having served in the United States Marine Corps previously.

In a statement on the Rise of the Moors website, he wrote of his military service.

“I truly believe that most of the skills that have been instilled in me through military training can be used to uplift our nation and all Moorish Americans. Honor, Courage and Commitment are the Marine Corp Values. Those same values that every Marine is held to, fit perfectly with the High Principles of Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom and Justice that our Prophet, El Hajj Sheriff Abdul Ali instructed us to live by. I joined the military thinking I would be helping our people, who at that time I was trained to think we were ‘Black’. I now know of the ‘King Alfred Plan’ and its objective to use our men as the tip of the spear for European World Domination and Imperialism. I will continue as the Prophet did, to work day by day, in public and in private to continue his great Missionary work to uplift fallen humanity and reinforce the foundation of the Moorish Movement - The minds of the People.”

State and local police declined to confirm the name of the group to reporters. Mason said he was unaware of the group prior to this interaction. Wakefield Police Department said the men claim “to be from a group that does not recognize our laws.”

The department added, in a statement. “No threats were made, but these men should be considered armed and dangerous. We are asking residents in these areas to lock their doors and remain inside their homes. A heavy police presence will be in this area as well.”
The group disputed that they are “anti-government” both in recorded statements and conversations with police.

“We’re not anti-government, we’re not anti-police, we’re not sovereign citizens, we’re not Black-identity extremists,” Bey said during a livestreamed video posted to YouTube Saturday morning.

He believes the group is traveling legally by abiding by federal laws, though not acknowledging Massachusetts laws, which he does not believe apply to the group as they did not intend to stop in Massachusetts.

“Police seen us on the side of the road with our guns secured,” he said in the video. “We were afraid so we got out with our arms.”
While showing inside of one of the vehicles, he shows multiple fuel canisters which the group intended to use to refuel rather than stopping at a gas station off the interstate.

“We’re not U.S. citizens,” another member of the group is heard saying during one of their livestreamed videos. “We’re Americans, American nationals.”

Traveling through Massachusetts
The group was traveling from Rhode Island to Maine to train on “private land,” the group told police. In one of the videos recorded during the standoff with police, Bey said the vehicles contain camping equipment. The Rise of the Moors website listed the organization as being based from a multi-family home in Pawtucket, Rhode Island....

Previous interactions with police
The Southern Poverty Law Center says Moorish Sovereign Citizens have come into conflict with federal and state authorities over their refusal to obey laws and government regulations. “Recently, Moorish sovereign citizens have engaged in violent confrontations with law enforcement. They have also been known to retaliate against government authorities through financial means — a process called ‘paper terrorism.’”

The Rise of the Moors filed multiple lawsuits against Providence Police in 2019 claiming their right to bear arms and right to assemble were violated. They accused police of interrupting a lecture the organization was hosting, which was being livestreamed. According to the lawsuit, Bay was teaching the class while armed with a Glock 22 and a semi-automatic weapon, the Providence Journal reported in 2019.

During the recorded lecture, he read from the Koran and spoke of the group’s right to bear arms. “We’re teaching our people not to be criminals,” Bey said.

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https://www.foxnews.com/us/what-know-rise-of-the-moors
Group in armed standoff with police say they're the 'aboriginal people' of America
The standoff ended peacefully with 11 men arrested
By Peter Aitken | Fox News

Massachusetts State Police arrested 11 heavily armed individuals following an hours-long standoff on an interstate highway; Lucas Tomlinson reports on the latest.

Massachusetts police arrested 11 people Saturday morning who claimed to be part of a group called "Rise of the Moors" following an almost seven-hour standoff that shut down an interstate.

The heavily armed group posted videos throughout the standoff, claiming to be peaceful and to abide by the "federal laws and judicial opinions" of the United States.

Rise of the Moors has a strong online presence, with a website and social media, including a YouTube channel, an Instagram page and a Facebook page.

MASSACHUSETTS POLICE ARREST 11 MEN AFTER STANDOFF WITH ARMED GROUP THAT ‘DOES NOT RECOGNIZE OUR LAWS’

The group’s website says "We are Moorish Americans dedicated to educating new Moors and influencing our Elders."

Jamhal Talib Abdullah Bey is identified as the Moorish American Consular Post Head for the group: His biography lists him as having previously served in the Marines.

The term Moors refers to Muslim inhabitants of North Africa and southern Europe. The group claims, on its website, to descend from a wide range of peoples, including "the Olmecs, Moabites, Canaanites, Hittites," among others, but mainly a strong relationship of American-Moroccans.

Specifically, though, the group asserts that Moors are the "aboriginal people" of America, and that they assert not their sovereignty but their "nationality" as Moorish-Americans, "to which the sovereign power is vested in."

During the early hours of the standoff, between Lynnfield and Stoneham, video posted by the group to its YouTube channel showed two men standing in the middle of Interstate 95 holding a Moroccan flag. A State Patrol trooper initially responded and later requested backup.

The group’s website draws strong connections with Morocco, asserting that the term Moor does not refer to Black people but to people from Morocco, and that all "people branded as Dominicans, Haitians, Tainos, etc. do not come from blacks, they are descendants of Moors."

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Re: Rise of the Moors
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2021, 08:17:47 pm »
http://www.riseofthemoors.org/
Episode 3 - Moorish Science and Civics
Episode 4 - Coronavirus
Episode 5- EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

open letter to the 'United Res Publica of Morocco'
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Open Letter to Congress regarding FBI Counter Intelligence Program
5/11/20203
Letter to Haiti
3/4/20192
Zayd Case Dismissal
2/2/20193
Case Dismissal & Court Fee Waiver
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Right to travel: Driving without a license dismissed.
10/29/20187
Felony Charges Dismissed
10/26/20182
Second Notice to De Facto Governor Gina Raimondo

Noble Drew Ali was born in the State of North Carolina, January 8th 1886, born of Cherokee descent, destined to become the first Patriot of the fallen Moors here in America. At the age of 16 he traveled to Egypt to begin his journey of Prophet hood and study where all the masters were to be taught. He was anointed as ‘El Hajj Sharif Abdul Ali’ by the heads of Egypt and the Holy City of Mecca to return to North America as the Last Prophet in this era of time and Founding Father of the newly risen Nation of Moorish Americans who’ve been branded ‘Negro’, ‘Blacks’, ‘Coloreds’, ‘Indians’ and ‘Latinos’.

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe-ftFU5-5on2X5zA0zAN0g
Miller v Bonta - Case No.: 19-cv-1537-BEN (JLB)
Rami says we need peacekeepers
Rami, Peacekeepers have guns.
Rise of the Moors. Domestic Terrorists or Moorish Vanguard? Does Rise of the Moors respect Drew Ali?
Constitution Part 3 (Amendments & Supremacy )
Constitution Part 2 (Res Judicata)
Moors of “Puerto Rico” Borinquen
Counter intelligence program.
Rhode Island Supreme & Superior Court. They know about the Moorish treaty.
Free National Constitutional Convention
Moorish Constitutional Convention
How to write a writ, affidavit and or judicial notice
To officer Andrew Emerson of the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force and others of the RI Troop
Don’t listen to the violent, dangerous and criminal lyrics of Rami Salaam El
Dum Diversas, Unam Sanctam, Militia Dei, Jesuit Oath, Inter Caetera - World Domination. 2
Do Moors pay taxes to the IRS?
Honors to the Moorish elder Akil Bey
Can mixed children claim their nationality.
Moorish Fire-arm safety, conditions, fundamentals of marksmanship and BZO
FBI entrapment of the El Rukns, Jeff Fort, Chief Malik
FBI Black Messiah Act
You think the Inquisition ended?
FBI “Black Messiah Act” a real Mau Mau.
So-called Indians are Moorish American
Moslem son calls de facto Governor Gina Raimondo a Domestic Terrorist
Moorish Americans are aboriginal and indigenous to America
Don’t let Indians sell you out Moors. Study!
Spanish inqusition against the Moors is still ongoing.
Moors are aboriginal and indigenous to America 2.
How to get out of paying taxes H.R. 25 Fair Tax Act of 2019
The Federal Government recognizes the Moors
Lets talk about polygamy
UN Rights of Indigenous people
Moorish Banking
Grand Sheik Kudjo Adwo El Lecture 8/11/18 part 2
Does Minister Farrakhan know that Indians and Blacks are aboriginal Moorish Americans?
His Name is Drew Ali - Indians and Blacks are Moors pt2 - Establishing Trust pt2
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Malcolm X and Fidel Castro connection part 2 of 3

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We are a non profit civic org. dedicated to the upliftment of fallen humanity & to continue the work that Prophet Noble Drew Ali has laid down for us.

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Lots of photos of them with AKs and AR15s. Not many comments.
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https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20191012/moorish-american-group-providence-police-tried-to-raid-our-temple
....Many of the groups hold the belief that there is a 1787 treaty between the United States and Morocco that grants them immunity from U.S. law, the center said. They frequently use the surnames Bey and El.

Moorish groups have received national attention. In Baltimore, a man accused of murder and arson argued he was exempt from state law. In Bethesda, Maryland, Moorish Nationals claimed a $6-million mansion awaiting sale as their own. Then Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2011 issued a proclamation declaring a week in January as Moorish American Week. In 2017, a federal judge sentenced the “Grand Sheik” of a Moorish Temple in Chicago to 68 months in prison for scheming to defraud the Internal Revenue Service out of $3.2 million.

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Seems to be a frivolous suit against a debt collector, claiming to be immune.

https://dockets.justia.com/docket/rhode-island/ridce/1:2019cv00067/45932
Bey v. Old Field et al
Plaintiff:   Jamhal Talib Abdullah Bey
Defendant:   Specialized Loan Servicing LLC, Brian Simons, Beatrice, Katina, Jim Smith, Tom Millory, Toby Wells, Maggie Pitts-Dilley, Debora Aydelotte and Nick Old Field
Case Number:   1:2019cv00067
Filed:   February 14, 2019
Court:   US District Court for the District of Rhode Island
Presiding Judge:   Lincoln D Almond
Referring Judge:   John J McConnell
Nature of Suit:   P.I.: Other
Cause of Action:   28:1332
Jury Demanded By:   Plaintiff
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Date Filed   Document Text
March 4, 2019   Filing 8 NOTICE: Preliminary Writ of Estoppel and Presentment by Jamhal Talib Abdullah Bey (Simoncelli, Michael)
February 26, 2019   Filing 7 Supplemental Record on Appeal transmitted to U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit re #4 Notice of Appeal. Unrestricted Documents Sent: Text Order dated 2/25/2019. (Attachments: #1 Supplemental Record on Appeal)(Urizandi, Nisshy)
February 25, 2019   Opinion or Order TEXT ORDER granting #5 Motion for Leave to Appeal in forma pauperis - So Ordered by District Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. on 2/25/2019. (Urizandi, Nisshy)
February 22, 2019   USCA Case Number 19-1198 for #4 Notice of Appeal filed by Jamhal Talib Abdullah Bey. (Potter, Carrie)
February 21, 2019   Filing 6 CLERK'S CERTIFICATE AND APPELLATE COVER SHEET: Abbreviated record on appeal consisting of notice of appeal, order(s) being appealed, and a certified copy of the district court docket report transmitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in accordance with 1st Cir. R. 11.0(b). #4 Notice of Appeal. (Attachments: #1 Record on Appeal)(Potter, Carrie)
February 21, 2019   Filing 5 MOTION for Leave to Appeal in forma pauperis filed by Jamhal Talib Abdullah Bey. (Potter, Carrie)
February 21, 2019   Filing 4 NOTICE OF APPEAL by Jamhal Talib Abdullah Bey as to #3 Judgment, Order on Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis,,, NOTICE TO COUNSEL: Counsel should register for a First Circuit CM/ECF Appellate Filer Account at #http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/cmecf/. Counsel should also review the First Circuit requirements for electronic filing by visiting the CM/ECF Information section at # http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov/cmecf Appeal Record due by 2/28/2019. (Potter, Carrie)
February 14, 2019   Filing 3 JUDGMENT dismissing the Plaintiff's #1 Complaint entered by the Clerk of Court on 2/14/2019. (Urizandi, Nisshy)
February 14, 2019   Opinion or Order TEXT ORDER: Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915, the Court has reviewed Plaintiff's Complaint #1 and his Motion for IFP status #2 . The federal court lacks subject matter jurisdiction. The Complaint lists "diversity" as the basis for jurisdiction (ECF No. #1 at 4) and states that the amount in controversy is $36,000 (Id. at 5). For this Court to have diversity jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1332, the amount in controversy must exceed $75,000. Because this Court does not have subject matter jurisdiction over this matter, the Court must dismiss it. Plaintiff's Motion for IFP status #2 is DENIED as moot. An action of this type would have to be brought in state court - So Ordered by District Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. on 2/14/2019. (Urizandi, Nisshy)
February 14, 2019   Filing 2 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Jamhal Talib Abdullah Bey. (Potter, Carrie)
February 14, 2019   Filing 1 COMPLAINT, filed by Jamhal Talib Abdullah Bey. (Attachments: #1 Exhibit, #2 Exhibit, #3 Exhibit, #4 Civil Cover Sheet, #5 Summons)(Potter, Carrie). (Additional attachment(s) added on 2/14/2019: #6 Supporting Memorandum) (Potter, Carrie).
February 14, 2019 Filing 3 JUDGMENT dismissing the Plaintiff's #1 Complaint entered by Clerk of Court on 2/14/2019. (Urizandi, Nisshy)
February 14, 2019   Opinion or Order TEXT ORDER: Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1915, the Court has reviewed Plaintiff's Complaint #1 and his Motion for IFP status #2 . The federal court lacks subject matter jurisdiction. The Complaint lists "diversity" as the basis for jurisdiction (ECF No. #1 at 4) and states that the amount in controversy is $36,000 (Id. at 5). For this Court to have diversity jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1332, the amount in controversy must exceed $75,000. Because this Court does not have subject matter jurisdiction over this matter, the Court must dismiss it. Plaintiff's Motion for IFP status #2 is DENIED as moot. An action of this type would have to be brought in state court - So Ordered by District Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. on 2/14/2019. (Urizandi, Nisshy)
February 14, 2019   Filing 2 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis filed by Jamhal Talib Abdullah Bey. (Potter, Carrie)
February 14, 2019   Filing 1 COMPLAINT, filed by Jamhal Talib Abdullah Bey. (Attachments: #1 Exhibit, #2 Exhibit, #3 Exhibit, #4 Civil Cover Sheet, #5 Summons)(Potter, Carrie). (Additional attachment(s) added on 2/14/2019: #6 Supporting Memorandum) (Potter, Carrie).

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Re: Rise of the Moors
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2021, 12:46:06 pm »
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9753683/Leader-Rise-Moors-militia-arrested-Massachusetts-standoff.html
REVEALED: Self-proclaimed leader of 'Rise of The Moors' militia who claims he is the 'grand chief of Rhode Island' and was arrested along with 10 other heavily armed men on I-95 north of Boston after standoff
Jahmal Latimer, who also goes by the title Talib Abdulla Bey, is the Moorish American Consular Post Head of the Rise of the Moors militia group. 
The group believes its followers are the 'aboriginal people' of the US
It takes its teachings partly from a religious sect known as the Moorish Science Temple founded by Noble Drew Ali
Latimer and the Rise of the Moors have a large social media presence, with more than 16,000 subscribers to the group's YouTube channel.

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/07/03/jahmal-latimer-rise-of-moors-moorish-american-arms-wakefield-standoff-i95/
WAKEFIELD (CBS) —  I-Team sources say Jahmal Latimer, also known as Talib Abdulla Bey, is the self-proclaimed head of “Rise Of The Moors”,  a group of the heavily-armed men who were arrested on Route 95 in Wakefield.

He and 10 other suspects have been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, use of body armor in crime, possession of a high capacity magazine, and improper firearm storage in a vehicle.

Latimer posted a YouTube video last month showing him racking a gun and bragging that he had three.

WBZ-TV security analyst and former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says the group “identified police and anybody who wanted to place them under arrest as terrorists, and they talked about tactically attacking police officers who were attempting to do their duty.”

Latimer live-streamed the standoff with the State Police, and online says he is the Moorish American Consular Post Head, part of the Moorish American Arms, and co-founder of Rise Of The Moors, which the website says is a non-profit educational group in Rhode Island.

He also says he is the grand chief of the territory most people know as Rhode Island and says he and his followers are not citizens, but are American nationals. The group flies the Moroccan flag and told police they were going to training camp in Maine....

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2021, 07:08:03 pm »
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(10:05 p.m.) LATEST MASS. STATE POLICE UPDATE:

JOINT UPDATE FROM MIDDLESEX DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE

The ongoing investigation by Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section and State Police Troop A has determined that all 11 males arrested today in Wakefield refer to themselves as a militia and state that they adhere to “Moorish Sovereign Ideology.” The group claimed that it was traveling from Rhode Island to Maine to conduct what it refers to as “training.” None of the men, who were dressed in military fatigues and body armor and were armed with long guns and pistols, has a license to carry firearms. Troopers have recovered eight firearms thus far: three AR-15 rifles; two pistols; a bolt-action rifle; a shotgun; and a short barrel rifle.

The defendants are identified as follows (two of the defendants continue to refuse to identify themselves),

JAMHAL TAVON SANDERS LATIMER, a.k.a. JAMHAL TALIB ABDULLAH BEY, 29, of Providence, R.I.;
ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, 21, of the Bronx, New York;
WILFREDO HERNANDEZ, a.k.a. WILL MUSA, 23, of the Bronx, New York;
ALBAN EL CURRAUGH, 27, of the Bronx, New York;
AARON LAMONT JOHNSON, a.k.a. TARRIF SHARIF BEY, 29, of Detroit, Mich.;
QUINN CUMBERLANDER, 40, of Pawtucket, R.I.;
LAMAR DOW, 34, of the Bronx, New York;
CONRAD PIERRE, 29, of Baldwin, New York;
A male juvenile, age 17;
John Doe #1, refusing to identify self;
John Doe #2, refusing to identify self.

All suspects are charged with the following offenses:

Unlawful possession of a firearm, eight counts;
Unlawful possession of ammunition;
Use of body armor in commission of a crime;
Possession of a high capacity magazine;
Improper storage of firearms in a vehicle; and
Conspiracy to commit a crime.
Additionally, HERNANDEZ, JOHNSON, DOW, and the juvenile male are charged with furnishing a false name to police.

Additional charges are possible if the ongoing investigation, including the expected search of the defendants’ two vehicles, determines they are warranted.

The juvenile defendant will be released to parental custody. The remaining adults will be each be held at the Billerica House of Correction on $100,000 cash bail. They will be arraigned next week in Malden District Court.
https://hyannisnews.com/massachusetts-news-they-call-themselves-the-rise-of-the-moors-armed-group-involved-in-this-mornings-standoff-with-massachusetts-state-police-on-interstate-95/

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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2021, 08:33:59 pm »
https://news.yahoo.com/she-bought-her-dream-home-151100380.html

She Bought Her Dream Home. Then a 'Sovereign Citizen' Changed the Locks.
Sarah Maslin Nir
Sun, September 26, 2021, 11:11 AM·8 min read

Shanetta Little at her home in Newark, N.J., on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Little was startled one day to find that the locks on her new home in Newark had been changed by a man who claimed he was the rightful owner. (Bryan Anselm/The New York Times)
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The official-looking letters started arriving soon after Shanetta Little bought the cute Tudor house on Ivy Street in Newark, New Jersey. Bearing a golden seal, in aureate legalistic language, the documents claimed that an obscure 18th-century treaty gave the sender rights to claim her new house as his own.

She dismissed the letters as a hoax.

And so it was with surprise that Little found herself in her yard on Ivy Street on a June afternoon as a police SWAT team negotiated with a man who had broken in, changed her locks and hung a red-and-green flag in its window. He claimed he was a sovereign citizen of a country that does not exist and for whom the laws of the United States do not apply.

Little was a victim of a ploy known as paper terrorism, a favorite tactic of an extremist group that is one of the fastest growing, according to government experts and watchdog organizations. Known as the Moorish sovereign citizen movement, and loosely based around a theory that Black people are foreign citizens bound only by arcane legal systems, it encourages followers to violate existent laws in the name of empowerment. Experts say it lures marginalized people to its ranks with the false promise that they are above the law.

The man who entered her house, Hubert John of Los Angeles, was arrested June 17 and charged with criminal mischief, burglary, criminal trespass and making terroristic threats. Prosecutors in New Jersey are preparing to take the case before a grand jury, according to Katherine Carter, a spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. He was released on his own recognizance.

But the strange letters declaring that Little’s home is not her own still come. They arrive on faux-consular letterhead using the name Lenapehoking of the Al Moroccan Empire at New Jersey State Republic. Lenapehoking was the land between New York City and Philadelphia that includes New Jersey and was home to the Indigenous Lenape tribe before it was colonized by European settlers. John and his group refer to themselves as Moors.

“The Moors claim to be about Black liberation and opportunity, and uplifting Black people,” Little said in an interview. “But he is literally oppressing me and taking what’s mine as a Black woman.”

This past summer, the Moorish movement exploded into public view, after Little posted viral TikTok accounts of her ordeal and when the police pulled over members of a militant offshoot of the group on a Massachusetts highway. That subgroup, known as Rise of the Moors, engaged in a standoff with the police for more than nine hours, claiming that because they were sovereign citizens, law enforcement had no authority to stop them. No one was injured; 11 people were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, among other offenses.

Increasingly, across the country, sovereign citizens have clashed with authorities, tied up resources and frazzled lives in their insistence that laws such as the requirements to pay taxes, obey speed limits and even obtain, say, a license for a pet dog do not apply to them.

People who claim to be Moorish sovereign citizens believe they are bound mainly by maritime law, not the law of the places where they live, said Mellie Ligon, a lawyer and author of a study of their impact on the judicial system in the Emory International Law Review.

Initially espoused by white supremacist groups, sovereign citizen ideology first cropped up in America in the 1970s, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Moorish permutation appears to have picked up in popularity in the 1990s, inspired in part by Black identity ideology of a similarly named religious group, the Moorish Science Temple of America, which disavows the sovereign citizen movement.

Membership in the Moorish sovereign citizen movement has been driven by the internet into the hundreds of thousands, the law center said. On its website, Rise of the Moors, for example, has cited reparations — part of national conversations about race and equity — as a driving factor for its belief that its members can claim things as their own.

Rise of the Moors, as well as the members arrested in Massachusetts in July, did not respond to requests to comment.

Like many Moorish followers, John adopted an Arabic-influenced name, Jaleel Hu-El. He did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Via an email, a staff member at the Al Moroccan consulate, where John is listed on the website as the consul general to the United States and China, initially scheduled an interview but then canceled.

The events of June 17 are a distinct departure from John’s public persona: Dressed in sharp suits and often wearing a red fez, John is a self-styled fashion mogul. In a podcast interview, he said he spent nine years in banking before buying a one-way ticket to China in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

There, John said, he was scouted by a modeling agent. He became fluent in Chinese and produced several fashion shows focusing on Black designers and models, according to multiple accounts.

How he changed from dapper entrepreneur to a Moorish national confronted by a New Jersey SWAT team is opaque. Around 2018, the social media accounts associated with Black X, his business association, changed tone, with posts about how to obtain Moorish license plates and identity cards, and explainers of abstruse legal tactics.

Why John set his sights on Little’s house is unknown. They don’t know each other, according to Little, who says they have never met before she found him in her home.

In documents that John posted online, he refers to Little’s house, which was built in the 1950s, as his “ancestral estate,” but according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, there does not appear to be a connection.

On June 16, Little came to inspect her dream home. She had closed on it in February and was planning renovations before moving in.

Buying the home felt like a triumph for Little, who grew up mostly in Florida as a foster child, finding security as a teenager only when her high school principal took her in. She graduated from the University of Central Florida but struggled as a young adult, living out of motel rooms for periods of time. Now a senior customer service specialist with Jaguar Land Rover North America, she could afford to buy a house.

She tried to unlock the door but was puzzled: the locks had been replaced. The next day, she returned with a locksmith and was confronted by two men, one of whom was John and who said the house was his. After a heated exchange she called the police.

When the police arrived, both Little and John showed documents claiming the house was theirs, according to a report by Brian O’Hara, Newark's public safety director. Little shared the property deed proving ownership, she said; he showed the fabricated papers bearing the Al Moroccan seal.

The men “claimed to be sovereign citizens of the Al Moroccan Empire and that their status permitted them access to the property,” O’Hara’s report said. The officers verified that Little bought the house in February, and they asked the men to leave. They did.

Thirty minutes later, John returned, brushed past Little on the porch, she said, opened the door with his own key and locked it behind him.

When she called the police a second time, they returned with a SWAT team.

Little is still shaken, enraged each time an ominous letter arrives in the mail. “He feels entitled that something I basically worked my whole life for, something I was deprived of my whole life, especially as a kid not having a safe space to call home,” Little said. “I deserve it, not because of ‘ancestral lands’ or some scam trying to be pulled. I deserve it because I earned it.”

For decades, followers of the Moorish sovereign movement have remained largely off the radar, cropping up mostly in outlandish-seeming news stories on their paper-terrorism tactics.

But across the country, they have clogged court dockets with those arguments, filing spurious lawsuits and burying county clerk offices in flurries of fake deeds, liens and other documents. Police departments nationwide have begun training officers on how to deal with people who drive without licenses or with fake plates and who claim the police have no authority over them.

When Jordan Fainberg, a real estate agent in Bethesda, Maryland, visited a mansion he was selling for its owner in 2013, he was startled to find inside a man named Lamont Butler who said he was the real owner, with paperwork that referenced the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and a peace treaty from the 1700s between the sultan of Morocco and the United States. Butler was arrested and convicted of several crimes. He could not be reached for comment.

“It was the most bizarre thing in the world,” Fainberg said recently. “This was just somebody saying the sky is purple when it’s blue.”

In Montgomery Circuit Court, Butler continued to claim his rights as a Moor. Judge Terrence McGann did not agree: “Under your set of rules, every house is fair game, you own the entire United States, you own the oceans, you own anything you want,” he said, according to reports. “And that’s not how a free, orderly society works.”

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Re: Rise of the Moors
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2021, 08:49:08 pm »
Al Moroccan Empire site, designed to fool people into thinking it's about Native rights.

https://treatyrights.org/lenapehoking/

Consular functions consist in:

(a) protecting in the receiving State (United States) the interests of the sending State (Al Morocco) and of its nationals, both individuals and bodies corporate, within the limits permitted by international law;

(b) furthering the development of commercial, economic, cultural and scientific relations between the sending State (Al Morocco) and the receiving State (United States) and otherwise promoting friendly relations between them in accordance with the provisions of the present Convention;

(c) ascertaining by all lawful means conditions and developments in the commercial, economic, cultural and scientific life of the receiving State (United States), reporting thereon to the Government of the sending State (Al Morocco) and giving information to persons interested;

(d) issuing passports and travel documents to nationals of the sending State (Al Morocco), and visas or appropriate documents to persons wishing to travel to the sending State (Al Morocco);

(e) helping and assisting nationals, both individuals and bodies corporate, of the sending State (Al Morocco);

(f) acting as Wizir notary and civil registrar and in capacities of a similar kind, and performing certain functions of an administrative nature, provided that there is nothing contrary thereto in the code of laws and regulations of the receiving State (United States)....

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Their "town hall" section makes it clear they are a faux Islam group:

20:15:31 From Phill Pabon : Islam
20:23:55 From Pierre DaGreat Productions : Another tip is opening palms
20:24:26 From Pierre DaGreat Productions : clenched fist keep energy in, open palms help flow and regulation
20:25:23 From Cande Kébéchet El : exactly
20:26:21 From Pierre DaGreat Productions : “Mudras” are a neat too for manipulating energy
20:26:30 From Pierre DaGreat Productions : ^hand placement
20:27:24 From Pierre DaGreat Productions : The weight of power, gotta master the vessel
20:28:44 From Pierre DaGreat Productions : speaking truth @oso
20:43:39 From Cande Kébéchet El : everything in time & space. As “Rome wasn’t built in one day”. I want to see things manifest in truth but I trust the direction of Lenapehoking. We are moving to where other Moors haven’t reached.
20:45:58 From Cande Kébéchet El : Islam Dyami
20:46:45 From Cande Kébéchet El : Islam Al
20:48:22 From Al : I'd like to drop my 2 cents after Sadhu
20:53:17 From Deborah Mariah West Bey : Thank you Omar.
20:55:16 From Cande Kébéchet El : straighten community without emotions
20:58:40 From Cande Kébéchet El : ASÉ 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
21:02:35 From Oso’s : word
21:07:59 From Cande Kébéchet El : 💕🔥🔥
21:11:18 From Oso’s : Omar listen
21:11:26 From Oso’s : jr
21:13:10 From Dyami Ali Bey : He is right
21:13:14 From Dyami Ali Bey : I agree 200%
21:14:39 From Cande Kébéchet El : Facts I’m guilty for the first birth certificate i signed because of lack of knowledge
21:16:08 From Sadhu Oddiya el : islam sooooo true
21:16:41 From Cande Kébéchet El : positive affirmations 💯💯
21:16:49 From TarTaKunaBey : Islam, father/mother balance, fine tune your position (role/part in the relationship)
21:19:29 From Cande Kébéchet El : I’m committed to the vision I have 2boyz that need to be men
21:22:47 From Cande Kébéchet El : Factz👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
21:28:09 From Dyami Ali Bey : Islam Family. Duty calls. Love to all!
21:28:39 From Cande Kébéchet El : Peace Dyami💕
21:35:02 From Cande Kébéchet El : I’ve never partake in US calendar events
21:40:23 From Cande Kébéchet El : exactly we need more writers
21:41:34 From Deborah Mariah West Bey : Thank you TarTaKunaBey.
21:42:05 From Pierre DaGreat Productions : gotta roll fam, peace and blessings
21:42:21 From Jaleel-Hu El : islam
21:42:49 From Cande Kébéchet El : peace & love Pierre
21:50:27 From TarTaKunaBey : Islam
21:54:34 From Cande Kébéchet El : alway be a rainbow in someone sunshine

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Paper terrorism in their lists of phony legal notices, including claims to be Muslim nobles.

Deborah Mariah West Bey   
Deborah Mariah West Bey 13-Shaban-1442 Declaration and Proclamation of Al Moroccan Nationality Upon my inherited …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   March 30, 2021   View
Sabrina Bey   
Sabrina Bey 9-Shaban-1442 Declaration and Proclamation of Al Moroccan Nationality Upon my inherited Nobility, and …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   March 23, 2021   View
Sadhu Oddiya El   
Sadhu Oddiya El 29-Rajab-1442 Declaration and Proclamation of Al Moroccan Nationality Upon my inherited Nobility, …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   March 17, 2021   View
Grand Open Press Release Final   


Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   March 10, 2021   View
Jon Woods   
6-Rajab-1442 Declaration and Proclamation of Al Moroccan Nationality Upon my inherited Nobility, and upon my …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   March 4, 2021   View
Oath of Office Ras   
4-Rajab-1442 Oath of Office – I Bey, Ras Jai, do solemnly affirm that I will …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   February 17, 2021   View
Oath of Office Desmond   
4-Rajab-1442 Oath of Office – I Jones-Bey, Desmond, do solemnly affirm that I will faithfully, …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   February 17, 2021   View
Oath of Office Omar   
4-Rajab-1442 Oath of Office – I Brooks-Bey, Omar, do solemnly affirm that I will faithfully, …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   February 17, 2021   View
Oath of Office Jaleel   
4-Rajab-1442 Oath of Office – I El, Jaleel-Hu, do solemnly affirm that I will faithfully, …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   February 17, 2021   View
Omar Brooks-Bey Nationality Documents   
30-Jumada al-awwal-1433 Declaration and Proclamation of Al Moroccan Nationality Upon my inherited Nobility, and upon …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   February 17, 2021   View
Jaquan Seeker Johnson El   
30-Jumada al-thani-1442 Declaration and Proclamation of Al Moroccan Nationality Upon my inherited Nobility, and upon …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   February 12, 2021   View
Gleem Joseph Bey   
30-Jumada al-thani-1442 Declaration and Proclamation of Al Moroccan Nationality Upon my inherited Nobility, and upon …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   February 12, 2021   View
Donguru Bey   
30-Jumada al-thani-1442 Declaration and Proclamation of Al Moroccan Nationality Upon my inherited Nobility, and upon …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   February 12, 2021   View
Declaration of Private Living Trust for the Al Moroccan Empire Consulate at New Jersey state republic   
27-Jumada al-thani-1442 Declaration of Private Living Trust for the Al Moroccan Empire Consulate KNOW ALL …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   February 11, 2021   View
Roszella El Proclamation   
22-Jumada al-thani-1442 Declaration and Proclamation of Al Moroccan Nationality Upon my inherited Nobility, and upon …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   February 5, 2021   View
Jaleel-Hu El Judicial Notice and Name Correction   
13-Jumada al-thani-1442 Declaration and Proclamation of Al Moroccan Nationality Upon my inherited Nobility, and upon …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   January 27, 2021   View
Jaleel-Hu El Registered mail receipts for notices   
13-Jumada al-thani-1442 Declaration and Proclamation of Al Moroccan Nationality Upon my inherited Nobility, and upon …

Lis Penden, Mailing Receipts, Nationalization   Consulate Staff   January 27, 2021   View