The four may be affiliates of a radical group called the Sovereign Citizens Movement, whose beliefs, according a law enforcement source, include the notion that the government is unjust, that they are not bound by U.S. law and that banks are a sham. Murray, according to investigators, had ties to the locally notorious Nuwaubian Nation of Moors when he was a city police officer.
Huh? "Sovereigns" AND Nuwaubians? Okay, all the suspects are black, but the uninitiated may be asking, "What the heck is the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors?"
The answer, over the years, has been pretty much whatever they wanted to be, regardless of intellectual or moral consistency. But one thing they have always agreed on -- they have always hated white folks.
The Nuwaubian Nation or Nuwaubian movement is a religious organization founded and led by Dwight York. York began founding Black Muslim groups in New York in 1967, and has changed his teachings and the names of his groups many times. In the late 1980s, he abandoned the Muslim theology of his movement in favor of Ancient Egypt and extraterrestrial themes, in 1993 leaving Brooklyn for Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, where he built an ancient Egypt-themed compound called Tama-Re. . .
Some of the Nuwaubian racial doctrine borrows from Moorish Science and the Nation of Islam. York’s racial philosophy explicitly indicates that certain blacks – “Nubians“ or “Melanites” – are of a superior race in fact as well as in descent. Periodically Nuwaubians will claim not to belong to a racist belief system. . . However, this is difficult to reconcile with other statements from York and his followers, and requires nuance. For instance, in one lecture York said: “White people are the devil. They say the Nuwaubians are not racist – bullcrap! I am. He might not be; that’s his prerogative. I am. White people are devils — always was, always will be.”While race is a centrally important concept in Nuwaubian thought, York’s teachings include many different racial origin myths that are difficult to reconcile. One version has the Mongoloid and Caucasoid races descending as inferior mutant versions of the original Negroes, with the Caucasians suffering from genetic albinism as evidence that they are at “the end of their genes.” The Nuwaubians claim that "Most whites are not really Caucasian, but are Negroid Mulattos or “coloreds”. It is only those with blond hair and blue eyes who are Aryan Caucasians".White people (sometimes also referred to as “Amorites”, “Hyksos”, “Canaanites”, “Tamahu”, or “Mankind”) are said in one Nuwaubian myth to have been originally created as a race of killers to serve blacks as a slave army, but this plan went awry . . . Another Nuwaubian explanation of racial difference has various human types evolving from various primate species, with some Caucasians deriving from cross-breeding the baboon and orangutan, Pygmys from the chimpanzee and gibbon, and so forth. A recent belief is that the Christian term "rapture" really refers to the returning of raptors (dinosaurs) who will dine on the now ripe white flesh.
Well. Okay then. In the salad bar of life in the 21st Century it seems that it is not impossible for black racists to adopt "sovereign" beliefs, especially when there's money on the line and criminal profit to justify. On the other hand, somebody in authority could just be flinging excrement against the wall to see what sticks. From the SPLC point of view this is not neat, not neat at all. The trial transcript should be interesting.