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 Nation of Yahweh

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Saturday July 24, 2010
Nation of Yahweh:
Jeremiah Parham Former Yahweh ben Yahweh cult member Maurice Woodside and his son shot at two partying teens who climbed onto a yacht docked behind their North Miami Beach house, police said Friday.

Police charged his son, Jeremiah Parham, 22, with aggravated assault with a firearm after they said he sprayed the teens with an AK-47 rifle.

Thursday May 10, 2007
Nation of Yahweh:
Yahweh Ben Yahweh, who had a following of thousands as the leader of a violent black supremacist sect in Miami and who later spent years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder, died May 7 of prostate cancer at his home in Opa-Locka, Fla. He was 71.

Wednesday May 9, 2007
Nation of Yahweh:
Yahweh Ben Yahweh, a preacher’s kid from Oklahoma who grew up to lead a black supremist group that terrorized South Florida in the 1980s — demanding that his followers kill “white devils” and return with a body part as proof of the kill — died quietly in his sleep Monday, his lawyers said. He was 71.

Tuesday May 8, 2007
Nation of Yahweh:
Yahweh Ben Yahweh, the South Florida sect leader whose brand of black supremacist preachings drew his followers into a brotherhood of murder and terror in the 1980s, has died in Miami, his lawyers said.

Saturday February 10, 2007
Nation of Yahweh:
A judge ordered the release of former cult leader Yahweh Ben Yahweh from parole supervision because of advanced cancer, but then stayed his decision Friday pending an appeal by the federal Parole Commission.

Tuesday October 17, 2006
Nation of Yahweh:
A judge has ruled not to interfere with a decision on whether cult leader and convicted killer Yahweh Ben Yahweh’s parole should be terminated because he has advanced cancer.

Saturday October 7, 2006
Nation of Yahweh:
Yahweh Ben Yahweh, a former cult leader linked to nearly two dozen gruesome killings in the 1980s, is seeking immediate release from parole supervision so he can battle advanced cancer and die with dignity, his lawyers said Friday.

Wednesday September 26, 2001
Nation of Yahweh:
A cult leader linked to a string of mutilation murders in the 1980s was released from federal prison and returned to Miami Tuesday after serving nearly 11 years of his 18-year sentence. Yahweh Ben Yahweh paid a fine of more than $16,000 required for his release on parole from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Friday August 24, 2001
Nation of Yahweh:
While Yahweh Ben Yahweh refuses to leave prison in protest of his parole conditions, his followers are using the Yahweh website to wage a public relations campaign and say that neither their leader nor they are to be feared.

Saturday August 18, 2001
Nation of Yahweh:
Religious leader refuses to pay fine

Tuesday July 10, 2001
Nation of Yahweh:
Miami religious leader Yahweh Ben Yahweh, convicted nine years ago of conspiring to build his organization on a foundation of murder, is set to go free next month. But there’s one hitch to his Aug. 17 parole: The government doesn’t want him to associate with his Nation of Yahweh followers again.

Saturday September 5, 1992
Nation of Yahweh:
Yahweh Ben Yahweh, the founder of a black religious sect, was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison for ordering 14 murders of "white devils" and wayward disciples.

Thursday May 28, 1992
Nation of Yahweh:
Yahweh ben Yahweh–born Hulon Mitchell Jr.–was found guilty in connection with the plotting of 14 separate murders, two attempted murders and the terrorist firebombing of an entire block in Delray Beach, about 50 miles north of here. Six of 15 Yahweh disciples on trial also were found guilty of conspiracy to murder.

Sunday March 29, 1992
Nation of Yahweh:
As a star defensive end for UC Berkeley, he had a promising future. And sure enough, when Robert Rozier Jr. left school in 1979, he signed a contract with the National Football League’s St. Louis Cardinals and later played pro football in Canada. But in a crowded federal courtroom here, it is Rozier’s past as Neariah Israel, a Death Angel for a charismatic sect leader called Yahweh Ben Yahweh, that has provided the high drama in a sensational racketeering trial.

Sunday August 12, 1990
Nation of Yahweh:
At times, the 54-year-old former Hulon Mitchell Jr. sounds more like a Rotary Club booster than leader of a white-robed sect under federal investigation for alleged crimes that could include extortion and the murder of blasphemers. Yahweh Ben Yahweh boasts of his estimated $8 million in meticulously renovated real estate, including motels, a recording studio and a new supermarket. He speaks passionately about improving blighted neighborhoods and using capitalism to help impoverished blacks.

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