Category: Moorish Science Temple of America

The Moorish Science Temple of America is an American religious organization founded in the early 20th-century claiming to be a sect of Islam but having equal influences in Buddhism, Christianity, Freemasonry, Gnosticism and Taoism.

Factions within religious group disagree over claim to $645,000 Hampton home

Moorish Science Temple of America The Moorish Science Temple of America has denounced a group bearing the same name that gained attention last week for announcing it was taking possession of a house being sold for $645,000 in Hampton.

The rival factions are disputing which group is the true representation of the temple established in the early 20th century as a sect of Islam that blends influences from other faiths.

Mother of malnourished baby denies sect-related negligence

Moorish Science Temple of America She says, contrary to media reports, she never refused medical attention and insists that belonging to an obscure Moorish-American religious sect that promotes a holistic lifestyle played no role in the events that culminated with her being charged.

“Why would I have taken my son to the hospital if I was against treatment? It doesn’t make sense,” the mother said.

Sect members arrested after hospital standoff over baby

Nation of Moorish Americans After the couple were arrested during their second run-in with hospital authorities, it emerged that both parents belong to a religious sect that doesn’t believe in institutionalized medicine and which claims that government agents have no authority over its members.

For decades, the U.S.-based Nation of Moorish-Americans has espoused that, thanks to a historic treaty, millions of black Americans are actually a divine and sovereign people, and also citizens of Morocco.

Group’s legal issues on display in lawsuit

In municipal court, he’s Lee S. Crudup. In the Moorish-American community, he’s Nature El Bey. As a Moorish-American, Nature El Bey doesn’t recognize many state laws or the courts enforcing them. Earlier this year, he was charged with (and acquitted of) failing to cooperate with Asbury Park police by giving a false name. He was convicted of not registering or insuring his car, according to court records. The case against him doesn’t belong in municipal court but in federal court, said El Bey, of Asbury Park. It’s not because he’s immune or exempt from any law, he said, but because