David Myatt: Muslim, Nazi, or Satanist?

There has been much discussion, on the Internet, in published articles and books, about whether or not David Myatt is or is not Anton Long; whether or not he is, or was, involved with (or founded) The Order of Nine Angles; and whether he is a Nazi, a Satanist or – as he himself now claims – a Muslim.

The salient facts are, briefly, as follows:

1) Despite many claims, no one has ever produced any evidence in support of the allegation, assumption and rumor that Myatt is Anton Long.

2) Myatt has always consistently denied being Anton Long.

3) Myatt has always denied being a Satanist, and has asserted that:

(a) He once – and decades ago, in the 1970’s and before he entered the novitiate of a Nazarene monastery – had a purely academic interest in the Occult as part of his Faustian desire to “seek wisdom and understanding”;

(b) He once – in the early 1970’s while active as a Nazi and again before he entered the novitiate of a Nazarene monastery – “conceived a plan to use or if necessary create secret Occult-type groups” with the subversive aim of using them to further his plan to “create a revolutionary situation which a National-Socialist group might take advantage of”. However, he soon abandoned this plan because “the meagre achievements were far outweighed by the problems these groups caused.”

(c) That no one has ever produced any evidence in support of the allegation, assumption and rumor that Myatt is a Satanist, despite Myatt’s repeated challenge for them to do so.

4) Since his conversion to Islam in 1998, Myatt has consistently renounced his Nazi, racist, views, and has been described by his former Nazi associates as a “race-traitor”.

5) Myatt gave a clue as to the real identity of Anton Long in an 1997 interview with Nick Lowles when he admitted to doing a favor for a “long standing friend”. This friend was, at that time, an Oxford academic.

6) According to the current exoteric head of the ONA, Myatt is not now, and never has been, a member of the ONA.

7) Since his conversion to Islam – and particularly in the years since 9/11 – Myatt has written a vast amount of articles, which confirm his commitment to Islam, which glorify Islamism, Jihad, and are in support of the Taliban and bin Laden.

Therefore, it seems reasonable to conclude on the basis of such evidence that Myatt is not Anton Long; is not a Satanist; is neither the leader nor the founder of the ONA; and is, and has been, for nine years, not only a Muslim but also committed to propagating an extremist Islamist ideology.


References:

* Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas. Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity. New York University Press, 2002

* Ryan, Nick. Homeland: Into A World of Hate. Mainstream Publishing Company Ltd., 2002

* Gardell, Mattias. Gods of the Blood: The Pagan Revival and White Separatism. Duke University Press, 2003

* Michael, George. The Enemy of My Enemy: The Alarming Convergence of Militant Islam and the Extreme Right. University Press of Kansas, 2006

* Searchlight magazine, issue #274, April 1998

* Wright, Julie. Biographical Notes About David Myatt. e-text , Feb 2007

* Wright, Julie. David Myatt, Islam, National Socialism and Racism. e-text, Aug 2007

* Wright, Julie. Some Questions About Myatt’s Islam. e-text, December 2007

* Myatt, David. Autobiographical Notes (in 3 parts). e-text (no dates)

* Myatt, David. From Neo-Nazi to Muslim. 5 Rabi Awal 1427 (Revised 2 Shaban 1428)

Article source: Official ONA blog

A Short Commentary On David Myatt: Muslim, Nazi, or Satanist?

by Pointyhat (as Devil’s Advocate)

2) Myatt has always consistently denied being Anton Long. 3) Myatt has always denied being a Satanist

Well, we would comment that “he would say/write that…” – would he not? If he were involved – or had been involved – in such things, and wanted to continue causing disruption/Chaos (or whatever term we might use) to further his sinister goals, by, for instance, supporting such things as Jihad.

6) According to the current exoteric head of the ONA, Myatt is not now, and never has been, a member of the ONA.

Again, he/she/they would most certainly say/write that, especially if Myatt did indeed found (or take over the leadership of) the ONA, was the current Grand Master of it, and did not want his part in it to be made public.

7) Since his conversion to Islam – and particularly in the years since 9/11 – Myatt has written a vast amount of articles, which confirm his commitment to Islam, which glorify Islamism, Jihad, and are in support of the Taliban and bin Laden.

If it is assumed that this conversion and these articles was, and were, done from some hidden sinister motive, in pursuit of sinister aims (as quite a few people believe vis-a-vis Myatt) then such things are not strictly evidence in favour of the author’s claim that Myatt is a Muslim “committed to propagating an extremist Islamist ideology.”

Therefore, if one wants to assume, presume, or claim that Myatt was/is involved with the ONA, and that his aims were (and still are) sinister, then it is easy enough to interpret his life – and his various denials of involvement, and his various writings and activities – in this particular manner.

Thus, those who, like Myatt, propound or who (like the above author seem to) accept an alternative explanation (of Myatt’s non-involvement) only have, in their favour, the cited lack of evidence (of involvement). But even when, or if, some such direct evidence of such an involvement was forthcoming, that too could, most probably, be “explained away” in some manner by Myatt or those who accept (for whatever reason) the denial of involvement.

In addition, one might ask just what would constitute valid evidence of such involvement? A “kiss and tell” story of the kind beloved by dishonourable tabloid journalists? Compromising photographs of Myatt in black robe, with embroidered ONA sigil, at some “Satanic Black Mass”? A handwritten letter by Myatt admitting his involvement, or admitting to being Anton Long?

Perhaps some of Myatt’s vitriolic opponents (such as the person – one of the two notorious Myatt stalkers – who has in the past two years flooded forums, world-wide, with, for example, messages about “doing some research” into Myatt’s life) will now seek to concoct some forged evidence in favour of such involvement.

Until then, or even after then, we can continue – as usual – to either make, and accept, our own assumptions and theories about Myatt, or we can choose, for whatever reason, to believe Myatt himself.

For myself, I must admit to finding the “conspiracy theories” (of the MI5 agent or 5GW operative kind) much more intriguing, and much more interesting, than the dull denials. I also, personally, tend to favour the now, it seems, generally accepted theory – among esoteric-kind – of Myatt being Anton Long, the “shapeshifting” creator genius of the modern ONA mythos; of him pursuing, for many decades, dark and sinister aims, and of using both National Socialism and Islam as tactics in pursuit of such aims.


Is
David Myatt A Muslim?

This question has been asked with surprising frequency –
mostly by Myatt’s former political opponents, such as the anti-fascist Searchlight
organization
– since Myatt’s conversion to Islam became publicly known, in the year
2000 CE. Myatt himself has steadfastly maintained that he is a Muslim,
and has issued several public denunciations of his former racist,
nationalist and neo-nazi views and – since around 2000 CE – has
written, using his Muslim name of Abdul-Aziz, literally hundreds of
essays and articles about, and praising, Islam.

Several of Myatt’s former political enemies – and some
Zionists,
opposed to the radical Islamist views he has propounded for nearly ten
years – have stated many times that they believe that his conversion
was just a ploy, a subterfuge, to further what they claim are still his
neo-nazi aims. However, considering that Myatt is now regarded, by the
majority of his former nazi and racist “comrades” – and by most “White
nationalists” – as a race traitor, and considering Myatt’s praise of
Islam, his many articles critical of “the kuffar”, and especially his
public denunciation of racialism racism, nationalism and National
Socialism, this claim is highly unlikely if not erroneous. How can
praising Islam, stridently denouncing and rejecting his former
political views – and being regarded by neo-nazis as a race-traitor –
be considered as “aiding neo-nazism”? In my opinion, it cannot, and
this particular argument advanced by some individuals is therefore
untenable.

It also does appear as if the zealous opponents of Myatt have
sometimes gone to great lengths to discredit him, as a Muslim, for
instance by posting fake articles which they claim he has written, or
by adding or altering the dates on some of his already Internet
published items, or even – in one instance – setting up a complete fake
site replete with articles with Myatt’s name on them.

Other opponents of Myatt – for whatever reason and from
whatever
motive we can only speculate – claim that Myatt, in fact, never
converted to Islam at all, but only claimed that he did, although this
claim is easily disproved since Myatt, around 2003 CE, released a
digitally scanned image of his Testimony of Faith
in Islam, signed by two witnesses to his Shahadah, and by the Director
of the Islamic Foundation,
Dr. M.M. Ahsan. This certificate is dated 15 Sept 1998/24 Jumada Al-Ula
1419 and Myatt’s Shahadah was at Jamia Masjid Ghousia, Worcester, on
the 6 September 1998 and his witnesses were Hafiz Mohammad Tufail and
Qadi Abdur Sa’ouf. Myatt regularly attended prayers at Mosques in that
area for many years after his conversion.

Still other opponents of Myatt – again, for whatever reason
and from
whatever motive we can only speculate – have claimed that, even if he
did convert at a Mosque, it was just a sham, and part of some sinister
plan of his to disrupt society and further what they also claim are his
“satanic aims”. For the individuals making this claim – for which they
have no evidence whatsoever – also claim, again without evidence, that
Myatt is “Anton Long”, the assumed founder and leader of the notorious
sinister organization, the Order of Nine Angles. However, even if we
assume – for the sake of argument – that Myatt was Anton Long, and was
the founder of the this ONA, then Myatt’s conversion to Islam could and
would signify a complete rejection of such things, something which
seems quite evident from the fact that Myatt himself has, since his
conversion, produced voluminous writings about and in praise of Islam.

However, some former supporters of Myatt – and, indeed, some
Occultists – have put forward various conspiracy-like theories in which
they also claim, again without a shred of evidence, that Myatt is only
“using” Islam for some devious political, and/or, some devious Occult
purpose, perhaps – in the case of the neo-nazis – choosing not to
believe that their former “neo-nazi hero” has indeed converted to
Islam, and choosing – in the case of the Occultists – not to believe
that the person they assume is the “sinister genius, Anton Long” could
and did convert to Islam and has remained a Muslim for over ten years.

Perhaps the most important fact to be remembered about all
these
claims, is that they are only unsubstantiated claims, for no evidence
in support of them has ever been presented, although, for over five
years, a certain Zionist, renowned for his obsession with and hatred of
Myatt – for whatever reason and from whatever motive we can only
speculate – trolled Internet newsgroups and some Islamic forums with
such claims, claiming to have “evidence” which, when presented, was
shown to be fallacious, as happened, for instance, on the Muslim
Islamic Awakening
forum, where several Muslims came to
Myatt’s defence.

Which leads us on to the fact that Myatt is accepted, as a
Muslim,
by Muslims, and has even taken part – on well known and “moderate”
Islamic website – in a live dialogue where he replied to questions
submitted to him by Muslims, world-wide. While some Muslims have been
critical of Myatt’s radical Jihadi stance, others have praised his
Islamic writings, and many of his radical Islamist tracts have been
published, under his name, on various Islamist websites and blogs.
Indeed, a recent translation of Myatt’s article The Aims of
Al-Qaeda
– on a website run by an Imam deported from a
European country for being associated with Al-Qaeda
has the word hafizahullah
(apparently, a term of respect, meaning “may Allah protect him”) after
Myatt’s Muslim name, and a fellow Muslim has, at the time of writing
(November 21, 2008 CE) collected Myatt’s Islamist writings together and
placed them on a website under the title The Writings of
Sheikh Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt.

Given the complete lack of evidence to support the various
claims
made about Myatt’s conversion to Islam, and about him being “Anton
Long”; given Myatt’s many public statements affirming his Islam and his
renunciation of his former political views; given Myatt’s voluminous
articles praising Islam and denouncing the kuffar, and kufr, of the
West; and especially given Myatt’s acceptance by other Muslims, the
sensible, rational, conclusion is that, yes, Myatt did convert to Islam
and, yes, David Myatt is, and remains, a Muslim.

However, I am sure that this conclusion – and the facts
supporting
it – will not deter Myatt’s detractors from continuing to make their
unsupported claims, and from continuing to make allegations about
Myatt. I am also sure that this conclusion will come as a
disappointment to those “neo-nazis” and Occultists who have spun
various conspiracy-like theories around Myatt’s conversion.

R. Parker
Shropshire
November 21, 2008 CE


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