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rhadley
Friday, August 6th, 2004, 05:40 AM
Not certain what to make of the following article about Dave Myatt - I don't rate the conclusions for instance - but it's interesting.

BTW seems someone recently has been sending out fake articles allegedly by Myatt claiming he's a Muslim or whatever.

As for Myatt himself, he re-asserts his commitment to NS:


I am now, as I have been for over thirty-five years, a National-Socialist. I firmly believe Adolf Hitler was a good, noble and honourable man, as I firmly believe National-Socialism (as explicated in my recent National-Socialist writings) is an expression of what is good, noble and honourable.






David Myatt and Islam: An Unusual Story




In the Fall of 1998 AD, David Myatt walked into a Mosque in England and converted to Islam. Only a few months earlier Myatt had been the leader of the political wing of the violent neo-nazi group Combat 18 and had a history of nearly thirty years involvement in racist, extreme "right-wing" and neo-nazi groups. Myatt' s conversion, at that time, went almost unnoticed, and even when - just over a year later - he appeared on a BBC Panorama program about the racist bomber David Copeland, whose bombs killed three people and injured hundreds, Myatt was portrayed as the mentor of Copeland, as the man whose National Socialist and terrorist writings inspired and motivated Copeland. Other sources took up the story, accusing Myatt of being the "evil genius" behind Copeland's brief reign of terror, and explaining how Myatt was "Copeland's idol".

At the time of his conversion to Islam, Myatt himself was still on bail after his arrest, in the early Spring of 1998 AD, by a Special Operations Unit of Scotland Yard, following allegations of conspiracy to murder, terrorist activities, and incitement to racial hatred. His arrest was part of an operation - codenamed Operation Periphery - to investigate the leaders of what became known as the loyalist faction of Combat 18, following the conviction of the founder of Combat 18, Charlie Sargent, for murder. Myatt himself had remained steadfastly loyal to Charlie Sargent, denouncing his trial, conviction and sentence of life imprisonment, and dismissing all allegations against Charlie as "dishonourable rumours and disinformation by ZOG and its lackeys and agents". This detailed investigation by the Police and the Security Services (MI5 and MI6) into Myatt's activities was to last over three years, and involved the FBI, Interpol, the Canadian Police, as well as other international law-enforcement and Security agencies, and, as part of this investigation British agents traveled overseas - to places such as Canada - to interview witnesses and to try to gather evidence. However, even after this intensive years-long investigation the British authorities failed to find sufficient evidence to mount a successful prosecution, and the case against Myatt was dropped.


During the years of this investigation Myatt outwardly appeared to live a dual existence, for he was writing articles about Islam and his own conversion, traveling to Muslim countries, attending Mosques, and participating in Islamic meetings with Muslims, while at the same time meeting with National Socialists, continuing to write National Socialist literature, and leading organizations such as the National Socialist Movement (NSM) and Reichsfolk. For he had re-formed the NSM - disbanded by its then leader (Myatt's successor) after the arrest of Copeland - on the basis of "leaderless resistance".



Abdul-Aziz Ibn Myatt and National Socialism

It was also during this time that his Islamic writings - written under the names Abdul Aziz or Abdul-Aziz Ibn Myatt - became militant, and he was praising such people as Osama bin Laden, and the Taliban, long before the events of September 11. After those events, his Islamic writings became quite prolific, and he was a regular contributor to various Usenet newsgroups, and other Internet forums, where he staunchly and eloquently defended bin Laden, the Taliban, and their fundamental version of Islam, earning the admiration of many Muslims. He was regularly invited to meet with Muslim groups, and speak at various meetings. He was also approached by several journalists who desired to interview him, but he declined on each and every occasion. In addition, he became the subject of attacks from those - mostly non-Muslim - who were angered by the militant Islamic views he was supporting. This, not unnaturally, led some of his non-Muslim opponents to question his commitment to Islam, since by then both his past and his continuing involvement with National Socialist groups had become widely known.

In public, Myatt himself seemed to shrug such attacks off - quoting Quranic verses, sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, and also the words of various Sheiks about the irrelevance of someone's past before their conversion to Islam - while at the same time circulating by less public means various articles and essays about the need for Muslims and National Socialists to join forces to fight their "common enemy". (1)

Then, a few years ago, Myatt abruptly changed his own life to live once again as a homeless wanderer, or vagabond. During this time, he continued to develop his philosophy - or Way of Life as he called it - of the Numinous Way of Folk Culture, wrote several paganistic poems, and many private letters (2) which seemed to indicate that he had abandoned Islam in favor of a love for Nature and what he termed the "reason, empathy, compassion and honor" of his Folk Culture with its belief in separate ethnic homelands.

However, he occasionally - even during and after this time - traveled, for whatever reason, to Muslim countries, as he still published a few Islamic articles, such as his The Knowledge of Islam and an updated version of his notorious Are Martyrdom Operations Lawful According to the Quran and Sunnah?



The Enigma of Abdul Aziz

Many people, myself included, from the very first wondered about the sincerity of Myatt's commitment to Islam. Were his Islamic writings the work of a sincere Muslim - or the work of a sinister, master propagandist striving for some hidden political agenda?

Was his conversion to Islam an "Insight Role" - and thus part of a life-long Occult quest (3) - or was it part of his own individual un-named and un-nameable quest to seek after new experiences, to involve himself in a practical way with different ways of life, different cultures, different religions, in a desire to attain enlightenment and wisdom? Did he, following such a quest, transcend "beyond Islam" and all conventional religions to a new way, as many of his later writings and letters claimed (4).

If his commitment to Islam was sincere, was he merely striving to bring disparate forces together, and were his missives about rural life, his pagan poetry, his recent writings about Folk Culture, and National Socialism, attempts at diversion - an attempt to distance himself in public from a commitment to militant Islam? In this respect, two items may be of interest:


"A man of honour may use guile or cunning to deceive his sworn enemies, and his sworn enemies only, provided always that he does not personally benefit from such guile or cunning and provided always that honour is satisfied." (From Myatt's Code of Personal Honour)

Narrated Ka'b ibn Malik: When the Prophet (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) intended to go on an expedition, he always pretended to be going somewhere else, and he would say: War is deception. (Muslim Hadith: Abu Dawud, 14, 2629)

That is, was Myatt following the advice of groups like Al-Qaeda to remain hidden:

"If you live in an area where people wear Western dresses, you also dress like them ... if the majority in that area has a secular mindset, do not express your religious sentiments."

"Every member will take all necessary precautions in his personal and social life to protect the group and its leadership ... in his personal life, each member shall merge completely with the society he lives in so that he is indistinguishable from other members of the society."

"Don't visit the local mosque regularly. Instead say your prayers at your residence, even the weekly Friday prayer ..." (5)

Whatever the reason, some of Myatt's Islamic writings have caused something of a stir:

"David Myatt, the leading hardline Nazi intellectual in Britain since the 1960s and founder of the anti-Jewish and anti-Black terror group Combat 18, has converted to Islam, praises bin Laden and al Qaeda, calls the 9/11 attacks 'acts of heroism,' and urges the killing of Jews. Myatt, under the name Abdul Aziz Ibn Myatt supports suicide missions and urges young Muslims to take up Jihad. Observers warn that Myatt is a dangerous man..."



One Reasonable Explanation

In the past two years (2003-2004 AD), Myatt himself has this to say about his experiences with Islam:


"I learnt a great deal from Islam but finally concluded - as I had years ago in relation to first, Buddhism, and then Christianity - that only the natural, honourable, tolerant, reasoned, Way which underlies what I have called The Numinous Way of Folk Culture fully answered all the questions about the meaning and purpose of our lives...

My experience of Islam - my Islamic travels - were of great benefit, for these things enabled me to give conscious form to many ideas and feelings, especially about ethics and what I have termed the Cosmic Being. During that time, I came to understand many things: I perceived the essence of The Numinous Way, the essence of real civilization, and of our own human nature. In truth, these years enabled me to complete my philosophy - rather Weltanschauung - of the Numinous Way of Folk Culture, and to evolve National-Socialism itself." (Autobiographical Notes, Part Three)

"There are fundamental, and irreconcilable, differences between National-Socialism, Islam, and Christianity. National-Socialism, as I have stated, is a complete Way of Life - independent from, and different from, other Ways." (The Theology of National-Socialism)

I am committed to The Numinous Way, and to supporting National-Socialism, which are quite different from - and indeed incompatible with - Islam. For several years - as part of my life-long quest to understand life, this world, to participate in and experience the rich diversity of culture and Ways of Life which exist - I lived as a Muslim, just as years ago I variously lived, for example, the life of a Buddhist, a Taoist, a Christian monk, and many other things. I was all these things, in an authentic way, and I learned from them. I learnt about myself; about other people, as I believe I slowly, and often through my own mistakes, moved toward understanding, toward wisdom: an understanding and a wisdom I have captured in The Numinous Way. For The Numinous Way expresses what I have understood, what I have learnt, what I feel is important about we human beings; what is needed for us to live in a noble, empathic way; what is required for us to appreciate the numinous, to presence the numinous in a conscious, honourable, way - and what, perhaps most important of all, can enable us to transcend far beyond what we are: what can enable us to fulfil the potential we possess, as human beings. (In Pursuit of the Numinous)

This, most certainly, is one reasonable explanation. That is, that Islam was indeed only part of his individual quest, and that - having understood Islam through practical experience of it - he rejected it, as his own way of life, in favor of Folk Culture and his own revisionist version of National Socialism.

Yet Myatt continued writing articles praising Islam, and continued to issue items which seemed to indicate he was, or might be, still a Muslim:

"As I write this I am once again in a Muslim land, surrounded by the sights and sounds that I love, among a people whose way of life and culture I respect and which I myself am now part of. Yesterday I sat on the edge of the desert under the shade of a Palm tree beneath a perfect blue sky as, not far away, in the small village, the sound of the Athan could be heard. So I went to pray, and there in that simple Mosque amid my brothers, I was reminded that one of the many remarkable things about Islam in this modern world is its numinosity: the beauty, the sacredness, the intimation of the divine, which manifests itself in daily life especially through daily prayer, the recitation of the Quran, a love of the Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) and a remembrance of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala).

It is this sense of the numinous that the West has almost totally lost, just as it is this sense of the numinous that is one of the great strengths of Islam in the modern world. It is this numinosity which so greatly impressed me before my own conversion/reversion to Islam, and it is this numinosity that the kuffar are trying so hard to undermine and destroy with their evil desire to change Islam and have Muslims imitate the materialistic, dishonourable, arrogant ways of the West.

In the course of my varied life I have experienced many things, lived among many cultures - but one of the most beautiful and moving moments was while traveling in the desert, doing Salat on the hot sand while a burning Sun sweated me. It was so fitting, so perfect, so human, so simple to praise and submit to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) there, alone, in that place - to acknowledge His Prophet and to say His words. I was complete, whole, at peace, there for everything made sense in those moments of prayer - especially my own mortality. For there, there was only me, the vast desert, the Sun, and Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) and it was easy to suspend my prideful belief in my own abilities and my own knowledge. For there - and it might have been any century since the Message of the Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) - it was quite clear that life and death were a gift from Allah and Allah alone. There, at night, I lay looking at the sky, watching the shooting stars which every ten or twenty minutes, flashed across the sky, as our own mortal lives briefly traverse the horizon which is this Earth." (Abdul Aziz: A Question of Islam and the West)

Indeed, his most recent missive, which he signs Abdul-Aziz, is An Open Letter to Nick Griffin of the BNP which ends with a Koranic quote and the following words:

"I know from my own experience that Islam produces - has produced and can produce - honourable individuals and an honourable society: that it is a guide to living in a noble, civilized way... I invite you to accept Islam: to discover Islam, to learn about it. For surely, the honourable thing to do in this matter is for you to so learn, to gain some first-hand experience of Islam itself?" (6)


Thus, we seem to be again left to arrive at our own conclusions regarding Myatt and Islam (7). When asked about this, Myatt, in his enigmatic way, responded (8) with a reply which contained only the following Koranic quotation:

"He [Allah] created life and death that He might put you to the test and find out which of you acquitted himself best." Sura 67: 1-2. (Interpretation of meaning.)

However, I am, as ever, skeptical about Myatt's status as a Muslim. To quote from my David Myatt Biographical Information:
"I do not believe that Myatt's conversion to Islam was genuine for several reasons. First, there is the evidence, after his alleged conversion, of his continuing involvement with National Socialism, through his re-formed NSM, and especially his Reichsfolk organization. Second, there are the essays, articles and interviews he has written and given since his conversion in which he seems to affirm his commitment to National Socialism and its folkish ideals. Third, given his well-documented belief about the anti-evolutionary nature of conventional religions, including Christianity and Islam, it does not seem likely he would have embraced what he refers to as their "ego-centric and un-folkish morality." Fourth, there are his many private letters, written over the past two years, all of which express a very pagan outlook, and a reverence of Nature, which are completely at odds with Islam. Fifth, there are the poems he has written over the past several years, many of which - such as One Exquisite Silence, and One Night, One Winter - reveal behavior which is incompatible with Islam."

In addition, his private letters, his poems, and the many essays and articles he has written and circulated in the past three years - such as In Pursuit of the Numinous, and The War Against The Numen - are all consistent with a man in love with Nature, who rejects all laws save that of personal honor, who believes in "the folk" as a living being, and who writes, in the Third Part of his Autobiographical Notes (dated JD2453212.692) that:

"At this moment of my living, my apprehension is not now of God as God has hitherto been understood, but of the Cosmic Being: of how Nature, and we ourselves as rational, honourable, cultured beings, manifest this Cosmic Being. Of how our culture and our folk can express this Being and the will of this Being"

That is, his own beliefs are expressed through his Numinous Way of Folk Culture, and his National Socialism, and not through Islam.



One Conclusion

As I have explained elsewhere (9) it is my view that Myatt's involvement with Islam was part of his life-long sinister, Occult, quest and involvement, and thus part of the sinister strategy that Myatt has pursued for well over thirty years. The primary aim of this sinister strategy is the subversion of society, and the overthrow of governments, and their replacement. To achieve this aim, Myatt has used neo-nazi politics, terrorism, and violence, as he has supported, propagated, and created, many subversive ideas and belief-systems (such as that expounded by the ONA (10) ) and many different political and religious groups.

That is - and in summation - he has been fanatical in the pursuit of his aim, and ruthless in using individuals, groups, organizations, ideas and even religions to aid this aim in whatever way he considered necessary. Thus it seems that Islam was - and may be still is - but one tactic used by Myatt for his own sinister ends, or rather, to further the sinister ends of organizations like the ONA.

What are these sinister ends? To quote an ONA document:

The aim of this strategy is to change evolution - that is, to change the evolution of our species, and thus the cosmos itself, by interaction between the two. This evolution is toward 'the sinister' - toward greater diversity, greater individuality and creativity. This involves 'presencing' the sinister, or the 'dark forces' on Earth, in societies and in individuals. It involves re-structuring of 'society' over long periods of time. Essentially, the aim is to create a new human species by developing the potential that is already latent within us as individuals... (11)

How is this aim to be achieved? The ONA gives chilling answers:


It is of fundamental importance - to evolution both individual and otherwise - that what is Dark, Sinister or Satanic is made real in a practical way, over and over again. That is, that what is dangerous, awesome, numinous, tragic, deadly, terrible, terrifying and beyond the power of ordinary mortals, laws or governments to control is made manifest. In effect, non-Initiates (and even Initiates) need constantly reminding that such things still exist; they need constantly to be brought "face-to-face", and touched, with what is, or appears to be, inexplicable, uncontrollable, powerful and "evil". They need reminding of their own mortality - of the unforeseen, inexplicable "powers of Fate", of the powerful force of "Nature".
If this means killing, wars, suffering, sacrifice, terror, disease. tragedy and disruption, then such things must be - for it is one of the duties of a Satanic Initiate to so presence the dark, and prepare the way for, or initiate, the change and evolution which always result from such things. Such things as these must be, and always will be, because the majority of people are or will remain, inert and sub-human unless changed. The majority is - and always will be until it evolves to become something else - raw material to be used, moulded, cut-away and shaped to create what must be. There is no such thing as an innocent person because everyone who exists is part of the whole, the change, the evolution, the presencing of life itself, which is beyond them, and their life only has meaning through the change, development and evolution of life. Their importance is what they can become, or what can be achieved through their death, their tragedy, their living - their importance does not lie in their individual happiness or their individual desires or whatever. (12)


The Aeonic aspect involves such things as war, armed conflicts, combat and "disasters". From the viewpoint of the Sinister Initiate and Adept, this aspect involves encouraging, participating in, aiding, and creating war, combat, and those things - such as acts of "direct action" [what the unenlightened often call "terrorism"] - which can aid, or begin, or continue wars, armed conflicts, combat and "disasters".....We Sinister Initiates and Adepts are the natural balance - the natural predators - which and who not only aid evolution, but who and which can direct that evolution toward the goals we know are necessary. We cull the dross; we create, inspire, and ensure that our species remains healthy - that it has the competition, the darkness, the opposition, the heresy, and especially the predators, necessary to ensure health. What we do to ensure and maintain the balance necessary is a true Presencing of the Dark, just as this doing itself enables our own personal evolution. (13)



Furthermore, it is my view - based on a study of his writings, meetings and correspondence with Myatt - that in this sinister strategy Myatt's version of National Socialism plays an important, if not a central, role. That is, a primary aim - if not the primary aim of this strategy - is to create a neo-nazi "warrior" society.



JR Wright
Oxford
August 4, 2004 AD



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(1). See, for instance, Muslims and National-Socialism. Article by David Myatt, dated 112yf, and also Our Current Situation: Situation Report, Reichsfolk, original dated 112yf (revised 113yf and 114yf)

(2). Such as I Hear The Silence Say. Title, given by Myatt, to a handwritten letter addressed to JR Wright and dated Early February (2003 AD).

(3). See David Myatt: A Sinister Life. E-text by JR Wright, October 2003 AD (updated July 2004AD)

(4). The Private Letters of David Myatt, Part One. E-text by JR Wright, April, 2004 AD

(5). These documents, allegedly by Al Qaeda, were circulated in Pakistan and Afghanistan earlier this year. See the report by Anwar Iqbal of UPI which appeared on islamicawakening.com on February 14, 2004

(6) An Open Letter to Nick Griffin of the BNP, signed and dated David Myatt (Abdul-Aziz) July 17th 2004 CE, 30 Jumad Awaal 1425

(7). As I mentioned in my David Myatt Biographical Information, it is just conceivable (although in my view, highly unlikely) that "Myatt never ceased to be a Muslim, which involves only believing in the one God, Allah, and the belief that Muhammad was the Prophet of God. But he might have veered away from being a devout Muslim for a while." Myatt has since (August 2, 2004 AD) issued a reply to various allegations made about him in a recent edition of a British Sunday newspaper. This reply attempts to portray Myatt as a Muslim, for he writes: "I wish to state here and publicly and most importantly that - despite the rumours and disinformation to the contrary - I am now as I have been for six years a Muslim, Alhamdulillah."

(8). Private E-Mail from Myatt to JR Wright, 12 July 2004 AD. Is this - once again - the trickster playing his games? As he writes in The War Against The Numen: "Over a period of many years, I have had great fun playing various roles - assuming different identities, often for the purposes of foreign travel, or as part of my quest..."

(9). David Myatt: A Sinister Life?

(10). The Order of Nine Angles, a sinister - that is, Satanic - organization which many people claim Myatt is the Grand Master (the leader) of. The ONA now has groups operating in America, Europe, Russia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. For an overview of the ONA and Myatt's involvement, see Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, (New York University Press, 2002 AD).

(11). Satanism: An Introduction for Prospective Adherents, Anton Long, dated 1992eh

(12). To Presence the Dark, Anton Long, dated 107yf

(13). Notes on The Sinister Predator, Anton Long, dated 114yf