June 25, 2014, - 4:50 pm

Meet America’s “Moorish” Muslims: Islamic Terrorists, Drug Dealers, Deion Sanders’ Ex-Wife

By Debbie Schlussel

You probably don’t know who the “Moorish” Muslims are. But they are dangerous–terrorists, drug dealers, and assorted other bad apples populate this radical Muslim group that gave birth to the Nation of Islam. And while they live on American soil, they claim they aren’t subject to American law. That was an excuse tried by one of the religion’s adherents when he was convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.



Moorish Muslims Include Convicted Al-Qaeda Terrorist Clement Rodney Hampton-El; Drug Dealers Earnest Proge, Carlos Power & Eric Powell

The Sunni Muslim sect has been in the news of late because of a trial for three major drug dealers and a divorce case involving a famous athlete. But Islam is never mentioned in the news reports, nor is the dangerous nature of this brand of Islam, like most others. Recently, former pro athlete Deion Sanders’ ex-wife, Pilar, filed papers in court stating that she’s a “Moorish National Aboriginal” and, therefore, not subject to a divorce decree cutting her off from hubby Deion’s millions. But she’s not the only one. And her newly-declared Muslim religion is dangerous.

The Moorish Science Temple a/k/a the Al-Murakush Society [DS: “Al-Murakush” means “the Morrocan”] was founded in the early 1900s by Timothy Drew a/k/a Drew Ali, a Black man who claimed he was the son of a Moroccan Muslim and a Cherokee Indian (he also said he was the son of two former slaves and was adopted and raised by Cherokees). Elijah Poole-Bey a/k/a Elijah Muhammad was a member of the Moorish Science Temple before he founded the Nation of Islam. Members of this group say they are not U.S. citizens and not subject to U.S. law because of their membership in this Islamic sect. And, while the religion’s late founder and its adherents might sound crazy to you, they are actually very deadly serious people who work with other Muslims to foment Islamic terrorism against Americans.

Clement Rodney Hampton-El a/k/a Abdul Rashid Abdullah, a Moorish Muslim, was convicted in the 1993 Al-Qaeda bombing of the World Trade Center. He was a follower and friend of the “Blind Sheikh,” convicted terrorist Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman. And Hampton-El was trained in jihad by Ali Mohamed, the CIA/Al-Qaeda double agent.



Moorish Passport & Citizenship Card

Hampton-El was the only American-born Muslim involved in the ’93 WTC plot and assisted the bombers in testing the explosives. He was also involved in Al-Fuqra, a secretive Black Muslim sect (related to the Moorish Scientists) that vows to conduct jihad against American from within. It is headed by a non-Black Pakistani Sheikh (who regularly met with HAMAS and Islamic Jihad terrorists), and Al-Fuqra members plotted to blow up federal buildings, the United Nations, and other significant locations in New York. Hampton-El was to be the explosives provider in that plot, too.

Hampton-El’s parents were considered pioneers in the Moorish Muslim movement. And Hampton-El went on to become a Mujahid in the Afghan-Soviet conflict, fighting–of course–for the Afghans. He also said he was paid tens of thousands of dollars by the Saudi Embassy in the United States to convert U.S. soldiers to Islam and train them to become fighters for jihad in Bosnia. In 1995, Hampton-El was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

And in addition to Deion Sanders’ ex, the Moorish Science Temple is in the news for another reason. Three convicted drug kingpins in Detroit are members of the Moorish Science Temple (although the group denies it), and the men wore fezzes–the traditional garb worn by the Moorish Scentist males–to their trial in federal court. The men, Eric Powell, Carlos Powell, and Earnest Proge, filed a document in court on Moorish Science Temple letterhead, saying they were not subject to U.S. law because of their membership in the Islamic sect. On the recent day that they learned the jury had reached a verdict (guilty!), they did not show up in court and had fled. All three were found and captured, and yesterday, one of them appeared in court.


Franklin resident Eric Powell, 36, made his first public appearance since being arrested June 4 near Atlanta, Ga., following a nationwide manhunt led by the U.S. Marshals Service. He arrived at the Wayne County Jail on Monday and is being held without bond until he is sentenced Sept. 5 in the drug case. Powell, who faces up to life in prison and a $10 million fine, said nothing during the brief court hearing . . . .

Powell was a key member of one of the most prolific drug rings in Metro Detroit history. The ring was headed by his brother, Washington Township resident Carlos Powell, 39. His operation generated tens of millions of dollars and was responsible for importing hundreds of kilograms of heroin and cocaine, and thousands of pounds of marijuana from Mexico, prosecutors said. During a year-long investigation headed by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, agents seized 66 pounds of heroin, 12 kilograms of cocaine, 1,000 pounds of marijuana and more than $21 million in cash.

Carlos Powell’s drug ring allegedly laundered profits and purchased $800,000 worth of jewelry, real estate in Michigan and Georgia and luxury vehicles, including two Bentleys, a Ferrari, a Rolls Royce and boats. Most have been seized.

Like I said, the Moorish Scientists are not to be ignored. They are dangerous Muslims who have no regard for American law or American lives.

Just ask Clement Rodney Hampton-El. And the thousands he tried to murder in two different Islamic terrorist plots against America.

Deion Sanders’ ex shouldn’t take associating with these people lightly.

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49 Responses

“…they are actually very deadly serious people who work with other Muslims to foment Islamic terrorism against Americans”

So, just regular muslims, in other words/

DS_ROCKS! on June 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    peace and blessings brothers and sisters from the Moorish Nation. I am wondering is it the intention of this article two equally claim that all Christians are terrorists considering that many Christians deal drugs and commit acts of Terror throughout history? I am also wondering is it the intention of this article to claim that the United States is not founded on Islamic principles in accordance with the Treaty of peace and friendship. I am also curious as to whether or not it is the intention of this article to defame and slander law abiding Moslims.I am curious if the writer of this article is aware Federal directive 15 that clearly spells out the race caste system on American soil within the federal government. I am curious if the writer of this article considers himself to be a white American Christian. I am curious if the writer of this article is aware that under that system to be white is to be considered one of the original peoples of Europe Northwest or Southwest Africa and to be black is to be one of the black racial groups in Africa. I am curious as to if the writer of this article is aware that there are no black racial groups in Africa and that there are only Nations of people. I am curious to know if the writer of this article is in fact a terrorist themself and seek to affiliate others with them by proxy while depending on the ignorance of readers. I am curious to know if the writer of this article is prepared to go under penalty of perjury with full commercial liability within the United States in use of the First Amendment to lay a claim against every Moorish American under title 50 war and National Defense and say that every Moorish American is in fact a terrorist. and with that I say peace

    Mr truth on June 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm

Islam and its criminal splinters are just bad news for the United States. Since we are not even allowed to properly identify such groups, our prospects for containing them are not very good.

Worry01 on June 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm

On another article that Debbie had written I was arguing that Black Muslims don’t participate in terrorism, as Arabs do. This article does refute that, I admit.

I had forgotten about the Moorish Science Temple folks. Yes they are White people haters. Most are criminals. I had a distant uncle who was Noble Drew Ali pansy. He’s doing 50 yrs for Bank Robbery, I believe. Yep, good ol Moorish Science Temple.

Moorish Science Temple gave birth to NOI and all its branches, i.e 5%, Ansars El Muhammads, Gods and Earths, and on and on and on. There’s another one in Florida, not the Hebrew Israelites, but another one, I can’t remember the name, they gave me a book on in college one day. There are many. I’ve forgotten most of this stuff, but every now and then Debbie posts something that makes me go “Oh yeah, I remember them” lol

BigD on June 25, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Moors o Bey the American Laws, Its the Colonizers who dis obey American Law, with Corporation United States Rules Codes and Bullshit, that is not Law, they enforce policy that violates every one rights, Know this the United States is a Business or Corporation and not Lawful Government, Proof Title 28 3002 (15) & (10) 10 describes corporate person Example the Straw Man in all capital letters.
    The United States is in fact Defacto Government.

    Noble Ivy David on June 30, 2016 at 1:31 am

Yup. Let’s keep in mind other Muslims would consider them heretics cuz they have nice things to say about Christianity and Buddhism.

That said, they’re as extreme as the rest of them and while Muslims can and do hate and slaughter each other with abandon, they all hate us and want to kill us.

But we’re told ad nauseum Islam is the Religion Of Peace. Debbie’s profile of these Muslim nutjobs shows in reality they’re anything but peaceful. America’s denial of the problem means we’ll be facing more Islamic jihad in the future.

Its only a question of time.

NormanF on June 25, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Very helpful information, Debbie. The differences between “Nation of Islam” and “Islam” do not include treatment of the infidel; on that point, there is no disagreement.

skzion on June 25, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    The only thing that separates them from the Boko Haram is the will and the resources to do it.

    But Islamic terrorists can and do take over entire countries. That’s what makes them so dangerous.

    Blowing up buildings 9/11 style is the least of the troubles the West is facing in the future.

    NormanF on June 25, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Very informative and worth paying attention to as Debbie ratified in this article and backing up sources to verify where she’s precisely coming from with this specific sect of Islam.

They do sound whacky, if not, dangerous as DS illustrated, and my question to the Moorish-Muslims is this, if you guys are allegedly living in the US, using the US dollar to support yourselves financially, and don’t ascribe to US laws 101, but to the Islamic faith, then WTF are you folks here in the first place?

Shouldn’t this Muslim group be working and operating in places such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Gaza, etc. where they’ll feel comfortable and accustomed to?

Sean R. on June 25, 2014 at 10:28 pm

The MSTA is a shadow of its former self. Within the Bureau of Prisons they went from a sizable group in the 1980’s to an insignificant group in almost every way today. Their west coast operations have collaped. The furthest west they have a temple is in Kansas City, and they lack the money to keep it going. Their three epicenters of power today are Detroit, Washington, DC, and Atlanta….BUT their has been a schism. Atlanta is operating seperatly from the Northern folk. Atlanta is actually the most thriving branch. They wear a black Fez. There have been reported killings between the old MSTA and the “new” Atlanta based operation.

EDS on June 25, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Why do they wear those funny-looking hats? 🙂

There is NO Santa Claus on June 25, 2014 at 10:40 pm

The fezz is originally Ottoman Turkish. A version of it is also worn by the Shriners.

Its not to my taste. Personally, I wear a fedora.

NormanF on June 25, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Also favoured by Hassan al-Banna – Founder of Muslim Brotherhood

    Dakuan on June 26, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Middle Eastern Jews used to wear fezzes. They also used to war keffiyas until the First Intifada. They actually originted as the center of a turban, which is the same basis as that of a kippa but were often worn alone when the cloth was not needed.

    Meira on June 26, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Speaking of a fezz…..photos of Edward Norton & Ralph Kramden came to mind when I saw those 3-idiots.

#1 Vato on June 25, 2014 at 11:09 pm

T H E Y A R E M O O P S!

George Costanza on June 25, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Black moors? Joke’s on them–the most famous of the Umayyad Caliphs of Spain, who consolidated control over central and northeastern Spain while reducing the Christian principalities of northwestern Spain to vassalage, was a natural blue-eyed blonde. A natural blue-eyed blond. Yeah, sure, the Moors were black…whatever…I mean, maybe the Almoravids and Almohads were black-ish…but what did they accomplish aside from slaughter? The Umayyads, at least, combined slaughter with a somewhat stable administration and revenue regime. Gotta give the f*ckers that…but I digress.

Besides that, the claim that they are aboriginal is highly insulting to those of actual native ancestry in the US. Moreover, these career criminal cultists are “heretics”, liable to be decapitated en masse if more orthodox Islamic sects ever gain power.

temujin on June 25, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    The Aboriginals all over the Planet were Dark Complected People “The Ancient Ones” Created the Troglodyte N-gger = Caucasians “RH Blood Type” its only two things on this planet that’s not Melanated Spiders & Apes and Caucasians fall in with Apes, you never watched Planet of the Apes,they have been telling you for years, your superiors admit in their medical books you are at best “Hybrids” of the Aboriginals “Moors” I know it sounds Fucked Up, but the Truth needs no Apology. your probably thinking those same People we been suppressing for years, these same people we have been robbing rapping and Murdering for years, naw that cant be, these same people we have been stealing their birthright “Jacob” for years,while claiming to be them “American” an American is an Al Moroccan an Al Moroccan is a Moor. An American is the Copper Colored People found on the American or Al Moroccan Continent known today as North America. A Colonizer is a “Visitor”.

    Noble Ivy David Prosser El on August 27, 2016 at 6:08 am

“but what did they accomplish aside from slaughter?”

“A number of studies have tried to find out the genetic impact of North African and Middle Eastern population movements on the modern Spanish and Portuguese ancestry.”

Dakuan on June 26, 2014 at 7:04 am

Estimates of shared ancestry with North African populations

Dakuan on June 26, 2014 at 7:11 am

accounted for

Dakuan on June 26, 2014 at 7:12 am

20% of

Dakuan on June 26, 2014 at 7:15 am

Moorish programs still pop up on Chicago Access Channels, the open highway for anti-US propaganda; this way big businesses can support really subversive programming without getting too much flack!
They are somewhat old fashioned with the “fez,” use of which pretty much faded away in many moslem countries. Too strong an association with the Ottomans I guess.
Did not realize they have their own (invalid) passports and consider themselves above US law, something like our islamo-marxist regime officials. Even more strange is the Cherokee link — maybe Cherokee Liz Warren is a member here?
Newly formed pseudo-religious groups generally have to create a link with older established religions or sects.

Hans Schaden on June 26, 2014 at 8:25 am


For the record, I am a Moorish American Moslem. While there may be radical moors as with ANY group of people, the majority of moors in America/Al’Moroc/Northwest Amexem live by Love, Peace, Truth, Freedom and Justice. I personally am not a criminal and do not agree with criminal activity by moors. It is a mistake to group an entire people under the activities of the few.

I. Bey on June 26, 2014 at 11:01 am

How did these three flee after the verdict? What kind of court would allow drug traffickers, etc. to not be confined?
I’m confused.

Panhandle on June 26, 2014 at 11:05 am

A defacto, bankrupt court.

I. Bey on June 26, 2014 at 11:53 am

Again….some additional research will prove interesting to you.

They do not call themselves Muslims. They don’t all agree to the concept of not following American laws.

I. Bey (above) is proof of that.

Please, for your and your readers’ sakes: Do some LEGITIMATE research of these topics before promoting half-truths and outright lies.

Galen Muhammad on June 26, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Oh spare us, Mo.

    skzion on June 26, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Is it time to play cowboys n muslims yet? Just deport the whole lot of em, drop em on Mecca (preferably from a high distance as I am sure Allah will grant them a soft landing in the sand)!

Canadian Steve on June 27, 2014 at 2:22 am

Well, Mecca in the West is Chicago for Moorish Americans so……

I. Bey on June 27, 2014 at 4:18 pm

SMH at you COLONISTs responses…….

S. Bey on August 3, 2014 at 4:11 pm

This article is bogus , Noble Drew Ali did not start Al-Murakush Society , and if you so smart and educated people could read, it clearly states on the bottom of the nationality card that we are citizens of the USA, but the “author” is not credited giving out false information

T. Bey on August 30, 2014 at 3:27 pm

I would encourage the author of this article to do a bit more research. You just as countless other journalist have attempted to paint Islam with a broad brush. As a Grand Sheik in the true organization founded by Noble Drew Ali, which is the Moorish Science Temple of America, I find your article insulting. First let’s be clear, these individuals in your article were not members of a true Temple. There are many off shoots of the original organization some of which have adopted their own ideology. We are not anti American. In fact if one were to attend a Temple he would see the American flag on display during meetings. We do not promote racial hate, our organization is founded on five principles the first being love. If we were to condem an entire group based on the actions of a few we would have to label Christianity a terrorist group. Were not the KKK Southern Baptist? Does this mean every southern Baptist is racist and applauds the actions of the Klan? That would be an absurd assumption to make. I encourage you in the future to better research and study when attempting to shed light on certain topics because you have proven your journalism skills to be less than subpart.

Selvey Bey on February 2, 2015 at 6:51 am

Unfortunately , many people do not want the truth , they want their ” preferred, reality “, whatever that might be . Some want to hate , are full of hate and the facts never get in the way . It is a sad weakness in some human beings that their self esteem requires the daily belittling , slandering and hatred of others . Freedom is an awesome privilege with an even greater responsibility attached to it . At least in the U.S.A. we are free to rise above those infected with the terminal disease of hatred . God Keep Blessing America , PLEASE !

T. Matheno Matthews El on February 3, 2015 at 5:26 am

My name is Michael Cristini and I did 13 years in prison for a crime I did not commit I’m white and I believe in the bible as followers of Christ. I have read the Koran and I believe in the Koran as a holy book by outsiders who did not get a chance to hear the words spoken by Jesus. I also worked in the prison library as a law clerk in Macomb Regional facility. Whil there for 5 years I befriended a lot of inmates including the grand shiek in the M.D.O.C. at the time Turner-Bey as well as others such as Turner-El for example I did alot of moon lighting to make extra money in prison by typing things for other inmates. I typed the Temples acquisition forms for Turner-Bey once a month for years. Turner-Bey handed me a folder with the printed monthly form and accidentally inside the folder was a copy of their by-laws In there is if I remember correctly were six principles basically for being a stand up man who carries himself with pride and dignity.The temple does not support a member who engages in illicit activities.Suffice to say don’t condemn a church if a few members of the congregation are bank robbers!

Michael Cristini on March 9, 2015 at 2:48 am

The author of this article should be ashamed of herself for spreading such blatant lies. Propaganda on a subject she obviously has no real knowledge in.

Debbie Schlussel you are evil or just plain stupid.

Moon on April 1, 2015 at 7:41 am

False information. But I’m pretty sure thats they intentions to lead people away from al Islam. And Whatever these guys did wrong.they did it not islam not the moorish science temple or the moors not the Muslims or Moslem.These men don’t represent or speak for all moors. And actually if some of the things that you stating is true, these men broke Islamic Law.
The disbeliever Try to put the light of Allah out with they mouth , but will never be successful . And Allah will perfect us with his light. Love is our weapon.
Our Nation will Raise , and help all of Mankind.

Noble on May 19, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Bitch you lying on my organization, we are not terrorists the Moorish science temple is apart of the united states government home land security knows who we are, do your research before you speak on my people we are for peace and not destruction

mario birch-el on July 23, 2015 at 6:49 pm

I am a Moro person (Moor from the Philippines) and am married to a Moorish American. I find this article very offensive to my Moor brothers and sisters in the Americas stating that we’re dangerous, terrorists etc. And the KKK are Caucasian, and the KKK are Christian. Does this mean all Caucasian and Christian people are part of the KKK? I am throwing out stupid and random statements just as you. But does that make them true? No, but that is just common sense to you, right Debbie? OF course not all Caucasian Christian People are part of the KKK. Meaning, whatever you have to say is an uneducated personal opinion and not a true fact.

Mayari M'ranao on September 20, 2015 at 9:41 am

The Fez is the National Head dress of the True Al Moroccan or American / Moor. The true Americans are Copper Colored Moors. Black Means Pale, Troglodyte Niggers are Pale, Troglodyte Niggers are also Chimpanzees, Hybrids of the Moors, Created by Dr. Yacub/Jacob. Black is an Adjective, and as we all know the adjective describes the noun, it is not the noun. Certain Hybrids like to make fun of the Fez because it denotes to Nationality, that is something they have none of.
there is no such thing as White people or black people, there are Moors and Hybrids Period. the truth needs no apology.Look in Blacks Law dictionary look for Free White Person, and tell me what this lawful status does not include.

Noble Ivy David Prosser El on April 30, 2016 at 1:18 am

The truth be told, Moors are the rightful owners of the American Soil, this is expressed by George Washington begging our Sultan to do business as the United States in the letter from Washington to Sultan Muhammed Ibn Abdullah. This is also demonstrate on the back of the one dollar bill, the pyramid is the Great Seal of the Mooors the eagle is the representation of the United States, is this the bet in trading places was a Dollar bill. is it because the Hybrid stole the Birth Rights of the Moors, getting them to call themselves Negro Black and Colored, because these Misnomers Brands make these people “NON Descendible.

Noble Ivy David Prosser El on April 30, 2016 at 1:37 am

Colonist are not Americans, they are just what they are foreign colonizers, on the land of the moors, pretending to be Americans, which they are not. so Colonist Colonizers stop calling yourselves “Americans” because your not Al Moroccans or Americans just be Yourselves. Americans are Al Moroccans and the Al Moroccans are the “So Called” Black Negro Colored Indian Mexican Puerto Rico People of Al Morocco or America.Al Moroccans or Americans are not Hybrids.

Noble Ivy David Prosser El on April 30, 2016 at 1:47 am

Debbie is a racist and has falsely accused our organization, I wonder if she would be critical of White male dominated Christianity which is the primary religion of white racist organizations! OOPS I forgot she is a racist!

Tyraine El on May 13, 2016 at 1:34 pm

Who is this fearful woman? This seems to be a recurring theme of American whites, spread propaganda and fear of any and all that is not white and Christian. How about writing an article about your lone Christian gunmen, who kill in the name of your God? Or is that okay with you? That is who you should fear. Angry Christian white supremacists are the biggest threat on American soil.

Eye One Prophet on May 20, 2016 at 12:23 am

It’s too bad I cannot donate money for birth control for Miss Debbie’s mother. Might could have prevented her from spreading her racist views. Well, maybe I can still donate money for Miss Debbie some birth control. We don’t need her creating mini white supremacists.

Eye One Prophet on May 20, 2016 at 12:29 am

This chick is a racist and She is a str8 liar. Furthermore this is slander of the moors and the MSTA. The moors are the autochthonous people of the Americas and this dirt rock. Further for u to associate us with some Islamic terrorist, is wrong. You Europeans are the true terrorist, of this land. Your ancestors came here and free loaded off of us and our land, if anything you and your family are terrorist. The moor are nobles, and we stand on, love, truth, justice, freedom, peace, and equality. we went into Europe and civilized your relatives sweetie. The science from 0 to 9, is what we taught y’all, so you are a product of the moors.

Sha el Bey on June 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Where would the world be without Moors……hmmmmm. Especially Europeans. Im not going into detail, but by answering this question, this article is definitely null and void. Shame on the author. Sadly, this mindstate dominates American society. People are still applauding the true criminals, and the righteous are still being persecuted.

Omara Gatewood on June 6, 2016 at 8:05 am

My dna report was done through 23andme.com after receiving my results, I discovered I was 70% sub Saharan African. So I did research into how they determine that decent. I found out that they are using the genetic marker that produces melanin, a mutation called the Duffy null aleal. The Duffy null aleal is a mutation that has to do with an immunity to a type of Malaria. So called African Americans carry the Duffy null aleal almost exclusively. The malaria mosquito originated in the Americas 100 of millions of years ago. If we came from Africa, then the Africans would not be suffering from the symptoms of Malaria. We are aboriginal to the Americas, we were here thousands of years before the Mongolian native American arrived on our continent. I have a 9 page dissent letter from a well respected geneticist that proves my claim. In law there are only 2 things. Claim and proof of claim. Faithful Moors live on the principles brought to us by our Prophet Nobel Drew Ali which are Love,Truth, Peace, Freedom and justice. Peace and Prosperity to all the faithful Moors and a bar of soap to all the dirty Moors

Imhotep Abdullah Morales El on June 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm

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