...continued from page 13
"From a religious point of view, America describes the devil as being a beast of the kind with horns, but the Bible says hell is captivity. Under that, the monster would do things that we've experienced in America – all the things the Bible describes as hell," he said. "So, when we say the white man is the devil, we mean he is the deceiver... they see that as hate speech." Israel United In Christ
, according to the SPLC, is national black separatist group with a chapter in Detroit. Founded in 2003, the group subscribes to a black Hebrew Israelite theology, similar to that of the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge, in that black Americans and Hispanics are the biblical 12 Tribes of the Nation of Israel. The group states disobedience to God's laws have been the root of all its members troubles, calling for racial, social and economic change based on separatism. The Black Riders Liberation Party
is headquartered in Los Angeles with a local group operating in Detroit. The SPLC designates the group as a black separatist hate group. The group was unable to be reached for an interview prior to the publication of this article.
The group's website describes the Black Riders Liberation Party (BRLP) as a "new generation of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense," with its roots in the California prison system. From the group's California-based website, the main focus of the BRLP has been "organizing to educate the masses of Afrikan people in this country and all throughout the diaspora, to stop beging this system for freedom and to just take it." All Eyes on Egipt Bookstore
has several bookstores across the country, including one in Detroit, which has been designated a black separatist hate group by the SPLC. The stores are operated by the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors.
Nuwaubianism, the SPLC said, is best understood as a cult that promotes a bizarre and complicated 'theology.' In its description of Nuwaubians, the SPLC says the group mixes black supremacist ideas with worship of the Egyptians and their pyramids; a belief in UFOs and various conspiracies related to the Illuminati and the Bilderbergers; and the belief that Nuwaubianismnot isn't a theology, but a "factology," also called "Right Knowledge" and other names.
Founded in 1970, the SPLC states the group's leader, Dwight York, took advantage of his followers by sexually abusing their children and conning the adults out of their possessions. In 2004, York was sentenced to 135 years in prison for child molestation and other crimes....continued on page 15