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In 1981 a twenty-five-year-old man was found dead in Miami, the victim of a brutal beheading. He was a former disciple of the powerful spiritual leader known as Yahweh ben Yahweh. It was the first in a string of brutal murders. Escaping Evil: My Life III, CI 2013
The self-proclaimed messiah of the lost black tribe of Israel that he called the Nation of Yahweh. ibid.
He was building not only a spiritual empire but a financial one. ibid.
Ben Yahweh was ready to go to war against the rival church. ibid.
The Room of Understanding was where ben Yahweh subjugated his followers through torture. ibid.
His mortality finally caught up with him. ibid.
The Nation of Yahweh continues to exist under the leadership of Yahweh ben Yahweh’s daughter. ibid.
Yahweh ben Yahweh, who, as the charismatic leader of a religious, black separatist sect in the Miami area was convicted of conspiring to murder white people as an initiation rite, died on Monday night or early yesterday in Miami. He was 71 ...
But the next month, Yahweh ben Yahweh and 12 followers were indicted on three counts of federal racketeering and extortion charges. The indictment charged 18 specific instances of racketeering that included 14 killings, two attempted killings, extortion and arson.
Yahweh ben Yahweh, which in Hebrew means ‘the Lord son of the Lord’, and his followers were charged with killing former members who disagreed with the leader, in one instance by decapitation. The indictment also charged that new members were made to prove their devotion by killing a random white person, usually a vagrant. It said Yahweh ben Yahweh told members ‘to kill me a white devil and bring me an ear.’
In 1992, Yahweh ben Yahweh was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, but not racketeering, and sentenced to 18 years in prison. He was released on parole in 2001, and this February was released from parole after his lawyer, Ms Weintraub, asked the court to let him ‘die with dignity’. The New York Times online article 9th May 2007 Douglas Martin
‘I’m the black God. The only God.’ People Magazine Investigates: Yahweh Nation Cult, Yahweh, ID 2018
In the 1980s the religious leader Yahweh ben Yahweh is a respected and valued presence in Miami … But behind his smiling benevolence, Yahweh ben Yahweh … is a ruthless cult leader who rules his followers with violence and terror. ibid.
He also began sexually molesting children. ibid.
The FBI begins to build a case against Yahweh ben Yahweh. ibid.
A religious leader with a mission to bring peace inspired hundreds of followers. He brought salvation to African American communities in Miami. But rumors within the cult led to dissent. And when some followers wanted out, they paid the price. Where the cult went, murder followed. The leader accused of racketeering and murder. His daughter and attorney swear to his innocence. But former members tell a different tale. The Cult of Yahweh ben Yahweh, captions, Sky Crime 2020
‘I am the one the whole Earth has been waiting on.’ ibid.
Because the allegations of violence were unproven, Yahweh ben Yahweh continued to gain followers who responded to his message of hope. ibid. caption
By the mid-1980s the Nation of Yahweh was a 250-million-dollar empire. But, as the religion grew, the demands on the followers became more intense. ibid.
On November 7 1990 the FBI launched simultaneous raids across the country. ibid.
‘Bottom line he was a stone-arsed killer.’ ibid. FBI agent
Yahweh en Yahweh and 16 followers were charged with running a criminal enterprise, responsible for several crimes including: the murder of Aston Green; the murder of Carlton Carey; the attempted murder of Mildred Banks; the Opa-Locka murders of Rudy Broussard and Anthony Brown; Nine ear-cutting murders; and the Delray beach bombing. ibid.