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Were I an attorney, and a pedophile were charged with a crime (pedophilia is not a crime!), I might defend one... The ACLU has defended Nazis and other groups widely considered reprehensible, as action protecting civil liberties. Civil liberties are not just for those with politically correct or popular views, but for everyone, and if it becomes an offense to defend the unpopular, democracy is in double trouble.
—Abd Lomax in 2018[1]
Satan is very real. Beware.
—Abd Lomax in 2023[2]

Abd ul-Rahman Lomax[3][4] (born 1944 as Dennis George Lomax, which continues to be his legal name)[5][6][7], known on Reddit as Abd Lomax[8] is an American diagnosed schizophrenic, flat earth debater and internet forum spammer.[9] Lomax has been banned from a number of websites such as WikipediocracyWikipedia for his controversial views on pedophilia and his defense of Nathan Larson.[10] Lomax has controversially claimed that hebephilia (sexual preference for pubescent children typically aged 11-14) is "more or less normal".[11] He has also argued that the Qur'an supports child marriage.[12]

Lomax is also a cholesterol denialist, conspiracy theorist and low-carb high-fat fanatic who is best known as proponent of pseudoscientific cold fusion. He supports diet woo such as the Atkins diet, carnivore diet, and other low-carb quackery. Lomax was formerly a member of an Islamic cult with links to the alt-right. He has a notorious history of getting into internet vendettas with people who do not share his views and often defends people with other fringe views such as neo-Nazis.

Lomax became a Muslim in 1970.[4] He was involved for two years with the Murabitun World Movement, a politically active extremist Sufi sect with a history of antisemitism,[13][14] but was forced to leave the group in 1980. Despite this, he has written extensively about Islam on the internet since the 1990s. Lomax is a free speech advocate and proponent of civil liberties unless it's other people's rights to privacies and to lambast his viewpoints without being harassed.

He is widely considered to be an internet troll and cyber-harasser noted for disruption, trolling, and posting of personal information. He has been banned on a number of forums and wikis, including Wikipedia,[15] Wikipediocracy,[16] RationalWiki,[17] Wikiversity,[18] Meta-Wiki,[19] Encyclopedia Dramatica,[20] LENR forum[21] and at least 5 Reddit boards.

He has written a series of blog posts defending people such as Nathan Larson, Emil O. W. Kirkegaard, Michael Coombs and other alt-right activists.[22][23] He is also known to use his blog to attack people he is disgruntled with, including administrators on websites he is banned from. One of his favorite methods of attack is to 'weaponize' Google searches, so if someone searches for a name, Lomax's blog will show up with ad hominem and lies written about them.

In February 2019, Lomax filed a lawsuit against the Wikimedia Foundation for publicizing the ban of his username Abd. The lawsuit was dismissed in June 2020.[24]

Lomax has hundreds of posts on various websites including Quora where he has promoted cholesterol denialism. For example, he has commented that "cholesterol itself is poorly associated with death from heart disease."[25] After having a stroke in 2020 and a heart attack in 2021, Lomax's internet activity is restricted to Reddit where he spends up to 12 hours a day debating flat earth, pedophilia and religion.[26][27] The only forum that have not banned Lomax is wikipediasucks.co where he has nearly 800 posts.[28]

Lomax has difficulty distinguishing between what is real and imaginary and in June 2023 admitted he has experienced schizophrenic episodes in the past. He said he experienced "real miracles" but was hospitalized and now accepts that some of his "interpretations were illusions".[29] Lomax has also said that he hears voices and in the past heard "the voice of God".[30]

Recently Lomax has been spamming "Trolls get the Last Word" onto several flatearth subreddits over 400 times.[31][32][33][34] In January 2024, Lomax was posting misinformation about nutrition on Reddit, calling sugar a "poison", claiming diets high in saturated fat are not harmful and that carbohydrates "are not necessary for human nutrition".[35] Lomax has described himself as "batshit crazy".[36]

Personal life

Education

Lomax claims to have studied undergraduate physics at the California Institute of Technology; he has no degree. He admits he never "graduated from any college or university."[3][37] However, he writes on websites he attended Cal Tech lectures, studying with Richard Feynman (1961-1963), further that he has knowledge of physics.[38][39][40][41] He also claims to have taken Linus Pauling's freshman chemistry class.[4] Despite, or perhaps because of this, Lomax has previously asserted that formal teachings are unnecessary for him, because he is able to "learn by writing".[42]

As of September 2023, Lomax still name drops Richard P. Feynman on Reddit, and mentions that he studied under him but conveniently leaves out he never graduated and has no degree.

I do understand physics, and studied it wit the foremost physicist of his time, at Cal Tech, and I’m not shaky on this point.[43]

I learned the methods of science from Richard P. Feynman, personally, at Cal Tech, in 1961-63. Does that mean that I am right? No, but I suggest looking at evidence that I adduce. I am not the Judge of Reality, but Reality is the Judge of me.[44]

Family

Lomax has been divorced seven times. He claims four of his marriages were not were legally registered.[45]

Lomax's daughter Zippy Lomax, a photographer from Portland is a Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist. In August 2020, Zippy Lomax's rear window was smashed and her tires were slashed by Portland Police at a BLM rally.[46][47][48] In a press release, police officers said the car was a hazard and “interfering with their attempts to safely move people out of the road.” Zippy Lomax has stated she plans to file a complaint against the officers and take other legal action.[48]

Lomax says he personally knew Charles Manson.[49]

Schizophrenia

Lomax is a diagnosed schizophrenic who has been hospitalized in the past and claims to hear voices.[29][30] He claims that his "mother was a paranoid catatonic schizophrenic" who was hospitalized and received shock therapy.[50] Lomax says he inherited schizophrenia from his mother:

Since I inherited schizophrenia from my mother, I understand how they think, I have been there. I learned to distinguish between the thoughts that occur to me, which is overactive human instinct to recognize even subtle patterns, exactly what is being demonstrated here.[51]

Lomax's considers himself "batshit crazy".

I am batshit crazy. Why not? I’ve been there, done that. My mother was a paranoid catatonic schizophrenic, treated with shock therapy, which, as horrific as it was, sometimes worked. It is heritable. It is “stupid,” only in that what is believed is created by the mind with no actuality behind it. In my case, triggered by LSD, fifty years ago, learning to maintain ego loss for days, I came down with the help of another resident of the hospital who was quite sane, so why was here there... I learned that my thoughts were just reactive voices, not to be believed but perhaps investigated. Sometimes they were intuition, sometimes actual lies. Yes, we tell ourselves lies, ask any addict who has come to know themselves, and I have heard thousands of stories.[36]

Religious views

Islam

Lomax converted to Islam in 1970 after he alleged to hear "the voice of God".[30][52][4] and claims to have "become a leader of a spiritual community"[53] as a successor to a popular New Age mystic Sufi named Samuel L. LewisWikipedia. As is customary for converts to Islam, Lomax changed his name, taking a Muslim first name. The name he took, Abd ul-Rahman means "servant of the most gracious".[54] His legal and birth name is Dennis George Lomax.[3][4]

Between 1978-1979 Lomax was a member of the Tucson branch of the Islamic Murabitun World Movement, an extremist Sufi sect.[55][13] While a member of the sect, Lomax associated with Abdalqadir as-Sufi, the sect's extreme right wing founder and noted antisemite,[13] Lomax helped him publish books.[55] He was asked to leave the sect in unclear circumstances in 1980. Lomax distanced himself from the sect, and later described it as a "shady cult".[56] Although Lomax claims to still be on good terms with Abdalqadir.[57]

During the 1990s,[58] Lomax was a regular on the Usenet newsgroup soc.religion.islam.[59] Lomax claims to be a moderator of the newsgroup.[57] He has posted voluminously on the subject of Islamic teachings and the sect he was formerly a member of, which he describes as a cult, but claims that is an objective description and not meant with negative connotations.[60] Since leaving Usenet, Lomax became active on Quora, posting similarly.[61]

Qur'an

Lomax does not take a literal reading of the Qur'an but calls himself "Qur'an-centric". He says that the Qur'an is "partly metaphorical" and should not be used as science book. He also claims that the "Hadith are generally untrustworthy" and the stories in the Hadith are not meant to be taken literally.[62]

What is literal and metaphorical in the Qur'an is entirely subjective for Lomax and he argues on Reddit about interpretation of different verses.

I was Qur'an-centric, probably before you were born. I am not and have never been a "quranist," because of people like you, who carelessly lie about what is and is not in the Qur'an. Where does it say what you claim? I've seen this argument from people who actually cited the verse, which did not say -- and certainly not "clearly" -- what you have ascribed to it.[12]

Numeric miracles in the Qur'an

Lomax does not deny the possibility of miracles but has disputed the claims of Rashad Khalifa regarding numeric miracles in the Qur'an.[63][64]

Concerning Khalifa, Lomax has written:

"Dr. Khalifa’s claims, at best, fall into the category of pious fraud. … Had God intended the Qur'an to carry a code verifying its perfect preservation, he could have done it much more effectively and simply than the complex, arbitrary, and inconclusive 'code' claimed by Dr. Khalifa.[65]

He was also involved in a long internet debate with Edip Yuksel on numeric miracles in the Quar'an. The debate was printed in book format in 1995 and republished in 2012.[66] According to critics, Lomax is notorious for ad hominem.[67]

Martin Gardner

Lomax's skepticism about numerical miracles was positively cited in a book by Martin Gardner.[65] Lomax cites Gardner on websites to prevent himself from being labelled as a pseudo-scientist for his unorthodox views about cold fusion.[68] However, what this actually shows is an example of stopped clock.

God

I have strong evidence for trusting that God created the heavens and the earth, and that he made the earth round through the attraction he decreed for all mass, and he spread the sky with stars for our guidance and taught us how to use them, and for whatever purpose known best to him. I’ve concluded you are a troll, and trolls get the last word.
—Abd Lomax arguing on Reddit.[26]

Lomax holds contradictory ideas about God. One of his favourite claims that he has said for over twenty years on the internet is that "God is reality".

God is Reality itself, distinct from ideas about reality.[69]

My God is Reality itself, without conditions, no matter what.[70]

My faith is in Reality, a name and quality of God, not in some organization.[71]

You would expect Lomax to be a pantheist with this view but he believes in an anthropomorphic deity that can curse, forgive and reward people.

God is Reality and his curse is on the liars, for them is a painful doom, unless they repent.[72]

I ask that God forgive your errors and reward you for the best of what you do.[73]

If you trust in Reality and act according, God has promised you will be safe.[74]

Lomax rejects science and believes that God created the "heavens and the earth", so he believes in a personal deity and also claims to have seen miracles.[26][75] However, Lomax has admitted to having schizophrenia and now accepts that some of the "real miracles" he experienced were illusions.[29]

Voice from God

Lomax has claimed he heard "the voice of God".[30] Despite all this, Lomax criticizes others for "anthropomorphis[ing] God".[76] Like other religious fanatics, Lomax avoids talking about the problem of evil.

Lomax says that after asking a question, God told him "The choice is yours":

But God has said that it is my choice, so my choice is not in opposition to God.

God has only spoken to me once. I was looking for an answer to what her ot not I should accept being drafted. I sat silently oh a beach watching the sun set, and then I heard a “still small voice,” with what seemed to manifest infinite calm and wisdom.

The choice is yours.

That proved to be true. I have never heard that voice again. What more would I want? The character of the voice, I recognized in the Qur’an, once I was reading it in Arabic. I trusted what I was told and it proved true. That was sixty years ago.[77]

Lomax does not accept that the voice was the result of his schizophrenia and often repeats the story on Reddit in a weird attempt to prove that the Qur'an is true. He also claims he was investigated by the FBI who dismissed his claim because he is crazy:

I heard a quiet voice, “The choice is yours.” I recognized this as truth, and it changed my life. While the process went this way and that, it ended up that this was absolutely true, the choice was mine. Making a CO claim, the FBI investigated and concluded that the claim was bogus because I was crazy, and therefore eligible for the draft.[78]

Satan

Lomax believes that Satan is real.[2] In June 2023, he commented:

One of Satan’s favorite tricks is to get people believing that others are his minions. Nobody is exempt from his whisperings.[79]

Lomax's belief in Satan as a personal being that deceives people is logically inconsistent with his belief that "God is reality".

Pseudoscience

Cold fusion

See the main article on this topic: Cold fusion

Lomax is the owner of the pseudoscientific "Infusion Institute" which he formed in December, 2013.[80] It is not a recognized scientific institute, he is the only member. In 2015, he wrote a paper arguing for cold fusion that was published in the peer-reviewed journal Current Science.[81][82]

According to Lomax:

Cold fusion is real, and it is time that serious work is funded to study the conditions of cold fusion and other correlated effects, gathering the evidence needed to understand it.[83]

At least one news report has incorrectly described Lomax as a "physicist".[84] Lomax has made a number of far-fetched claims, for example he has stated that with further development "cold fusion could supply clean power for humanity indefinitely."[85]

Lomax is the owner of Lomax Design Associates, now based in Northampton, Massachusetts. In 2011 he gave a presentation at the pseudoscientific Cold Fusion/Lattice-Assisted Nuclear Reactions Colloquium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[86]

Lomax is not popular in the cold fusion community. He was banned from the LENR forum and complained on his website about his ban, blaming the administrators.[21]

Diet woo

Low-carb diets often fail if people are afraid of fat, which is common after forty years of propaganda. Fat is actually an essential nutrient, unlike carbohydrates.
—Abd Lomax[87]

Lomax is a cholesterol denialist who argues that high LDL cholesterol levels do not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.[88][89][90] He denies that there is a link between saturated fat consumption and increased blood cholesterol levels. He eats a low-carbohydrate high-fat (LCHF) meat-based diet and similar to other low-carb fanatics recommends high consumption of saturated fat. He also defends the dangerous carnivore diet and pseudoscientific ideas of Shawn Baker. "Baker knows his stuff", Lomax commented in 2019.[91]

Lomax has spent years eating the Atkins diet, which most of the medical community have rejected as a fad diet.[88][92]

On Atkins, not only did I lose weight rather efficiently, but I was now eating my favorite foods. When I was a kid, they would say to me, “Have some bread with your butter.” My favorite food, besides steak, was baked potato with butter and sour cream, emphasis on the last two.[88]

I was on a high-fat, low-carb diet and I would take chicken thighs, sprinkle them with grated Parmesan cheese, and broil them in a toaster oven until the cheese was browned and crisp, I think it was ten minutes. Then I would turn them over, add more cheese, and repeat. Sometimes the inside was a little bloody in places, but I never got diarrhea from years of doing this. It was delicious, and did not taste raw.[93]

Lomax argues against low-fat and vegan diets. On his website he has defended cholesterol denialists and low-carb promoters such as Malcolm Kendrick and Gary Taubes.[88][90] Lomax argues on his website (without providing evidence) that a high-fat diet will decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease or stroke. For example, Lomax says that "In spite of being high-fat, Atkins eaters improved cardiac risk factors".[89] He gives no peer-reviewed scientific evidence for this statement.

Lomax says he was diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia in 1990 and with prostate cancer in 2007.[88] In April 2020, Lomax had an ischemic stroke.[94][95] High LDL cholesterol levels increase the risk of ischemic stroke.[96] In 2021, Lomax had a heart attack. His arteries were blocked and he had a coronary stent and a cardiac monitor implanted.[97] He now resides at an extended care facility. After having his stroke and heart attack, Lomax insists the reason for them is unknown and he still claims saturated fat consumption does not increase the risk of heart disease. He says he eats a low-carb high fat diet in his care facility, including 3 eggs with cheese and cream everyday.[87][98]

In July 2023, Lomax had surgery for an infected kidney stone.[99] In January 2024, he was promoting the Atkins diet on Reddit.[35] Just over a week later on his own subreddit r/Abdlomax Lounge, he wrote:

In hospital ICU for 9 days, bladder and blood infection from kidney stone, almost died.[100]

In February 2024, Lomax said he contracted a Clostridioides difficile infectionWikipedia.[101]

Parapsychology

See the main article on this topic: Parapsychology

Lomax is supportive of research in parapsychology but claims he is not a "believer" in the subject. He has argued against skeptics who dismiss parapsychology as pseudoscientific and refers to skeptics of parapsychology as "pseudoskeptics".[102][103] Lomax argues that:

Parapsychology is, by definition, a science.[104]

The vast majority of scientists, however, consider it a pseudoscience.[105][106]

He has worked with psychic Craig Weiler and his friend Ben Steigmann in promoting paranormal studies on Wikiversity. These studies were deleted in January, 2018.[107]

Defense of Emil Kirkegaard and racialism

Lomax's exact views on race are hard to pin down, but he has defended individuals from the "race realist" community, which Lomax believes is a respectable position. In February 2018, he wrote an extremely bizarre article defending Emil O. W. Kirkegaard and the controversial London Conference on Intelligence.[22] Lomax says he has not seen any evidence that offensive or racist material was presented at the UCL conferences.Do You Believe That? This is despite the fact that over 80% of the speakers have published papers in the Mankind Quarterly, a pseudo-scholarly racist journal.[108] Lomax has defended the journal and criticized the Wikipedia article on it as biased, describing it as "clearly a scientific journal".[22] Mainstream academics have described the Mankind Quarterly as a "white supremacist journal".[109]

Lomax takes issue with the Southern Poverty Law Center which he claims is "highly political". He criticizes their report on Richard Lynn, claiming "this hit piece is simply hitting on stereotypes about racism and sexism, knee-jerk expectations".[22] On his blog, Lomax links to the neo-Nazi encyclopedia Rightpedia as a "valid" source of information. One can speculate that his defense of alt-right speakers such as Kirkegaard and Lynn stems from his interest in protecting civil liberties:

I was also an officer in the Cal Tech chapter of the ACLU, probably as a sophomore there. (I picketed the House Unamerican Activities Committee meeting in Los Angeles then). The ACLU has defended Nazis and other groups widely considered reprehensible, as action protecting civil liberties. Civil liberties are not just for those with politically correct or popular views, but for everyone, and if it becomes an offense to defend the unpopular, democracy is in double trouble.[110]

Internet trolling

As an internet troll, and cyber-harasser, Lomax is infamous for disruption, trolling of admins, and posting of other editors personal information. He has been banned on a number of forums and wikis, including Wikipedia, RationalWiki, Wikiversity, Meta-Wiki,[111] and Encyclopedia Dramatica.[112]

He uses his blog to attack administrators on websites he is banned from; mainly by weaponizing Google searches, so if someone searches a name — his blog will show up with ad hominem, lies and smears written about them. Lomax' Rationalwiki account User:Abd was blocked during 2020, 9 years after he started editing. After being blocked from RationalWiki and Wikipedia, Lomax wrote thousands of words on his blog about his bans, continuing to attack more editors.

In December 2017, Lomax was permanently blocked on Wikiversity for long-term disruption and misusing the site for his personal vendettas to harass other users.[113] In February 2018, he was globally banned by the Wikimedia Foundation.[114]

After being banned on practically every respectable wiki on the internet, Lomax became a troll poster on Encyclopedia Dramatica. However, in February 2019, even bottom feeder Encyclopedia Dramatica had enough of him and permanently banned Lomax for attacking other editors by creating defamatory articles about them.[115]

Lomax v. WikiMedia Foundation, Inc.

Lomax filed a lawsuit against the Wikimedia Foundation in February, 2019 for publicizing the ban of his username. He also invoked an irrational conspiracy theory that a group of skeptical editors including several admins teamed up to ban his account and acted with "malice". The case was dismissed in June, 2020. Lomax's claims had no basis in fact and were based on "mere speculation".[24]

Spoofing people's names

Lomax has been criticised in 2021 for using people's real names and pseudonyms in his accounts and webpage links.[116]

Abd has created a subreddit using my URL.

He has taken my domain name.

Google is completely fooled, thinks it is my actual site.

It comes up on the first page of a google search, and in a horrible way.

In a nutshell, Lomax has found a way to harass people he is in a feud with by using their names as to mislead Google search results.

Offensive views on pedophilia and child pornography

Abd Lomax at a pseudoscientific cold fusion conference
Right. That’s my opinion, given the conditions, he is not a threat to children.
—Abd Lomax defending pedophile Nathan Larson in 2020, a year before he abducted a child.[117]

Lomax has attracted widespread criticism across the internet concerning his offensive views on pedophilia, child pornography and his defense of pedophile Nathan Larson which has resulted in him being banned from various forums.[118] Lomax was in long-term communication with Larson and they exchanged many letters and phone calls. Lomax also sent Larson a board-game.[117]

Lomax has disturbingly claimed hebephilia (sexual preference for pubescent children typically aged 11-14) is "more or less normal".[119] In a blog post written in 2020 on his website titled "Association with Bad Actors", Lomax defends a number of pedophiles and paedophile-apologists including Larson and Michael Coombs.[120] Lomax denies that Larson is a pedophile (despite Larson has previously describing himself as a pedophile), writing "he [Larson] is not a pedophile" and "his sexual preferences are normal, not specially-young women." Not long after Lomax wrote this bizarre and inaccurate blog post, Larson was arrested for child abduction (his victim was a 12 year old girl), soliciting child pornography from a minor, and meeting a child for the intention of sex; he also administrated a pedophile forum named Rapey that was already under investigation for child pornography.[121][122][123] Since the arrest, Lomax has continued to defend Larson,[124][125] for example arguing he could be innocent since he did not know the age of the girl he abducted and asserting he didn't deceive her (blatantly false since he groomed her online knowing she was vulnerable because of her young age) and doubting whether he kidnapped the girl:

…what occurred may not have been a kidnapping. But unlawful transport. I don't wonder that the charge was made, because of appearance and possibility. But Larson does not appear to have deceived her. We assume that he knew her age. Because of her profile, she believed he knew her age, but it is possible that he overlooked it.

Lomax is sympathetic to child pornography and has claimed (without any evidence), "devices that measure penile erection have shown that normal males have a response to child porn."[126] A blog post on Genderdesk documents his writings on Child eroticaWikipedia.[127] The Genderdesk blogger also discovered Lomax has a history of defending Nathan Larson as far back as 2014, writing on a Wikimedia site, "Larson "is not a pedophile. He doesn’t fit the definitions. He has no history of molesting children."[128] Prior to being arrested, Larson left comments on Abd's website asking him for a character reference to enroll at a university for a Master's degree. According to Larson, "I've asked other people to be a reference and they're all either ignoring me or turning me down."[129]

In several blog posts on Lomax's website he has defended Michael Coombs who has admitted to being sexually attracted to "underage girls". Lomax, however, denies Coombs is a pedophile on the basis his sexual attraction to children is not primary or exclusive; instead, Lomax claims "This is, indeed, normal male sexuality and definitely not pedophilia."[130] In his blog post "Association with Bad Actors", Lomax also defends Emil Kirkegaard, an activist for legalizing child pornography.[131] In 2018, Kirkegaard filed a libel suit after being called a pedophile and Lomax published numerous misleading blog pages defending him during the lawsuit; in 2020, Kirkegaard lost the case by discontinuance, having earlier lost the preliminary judgment. [132] Lomax has since described the failed lawsuit as "unskillfully prosecuted" by Kirkegaard.[133]

Child marriage

Lomax holds controversial views on child marriage. He says that it is acceptable in the Qur'an:

There is nothing preventing a marriage and consummation with a girl of any age, after all, where in the qur'an is that prohibited? Suitability is mentioned, but not defined. If he has her parent's permission, and there is no other defect in the marriage, the marriage will be recognized everywhere.[12]

There Qur'an lists the mahram relationships, and permits marriage to other than those. There is no verse forbidding marriage based on age. The sunna of the Arabs, however, was to allow betrothal, which we loosely call "marriage," at any age. From the history we have, Ayesha was betrothed at six, and to do that, a prior betrothal was withdrawn, so she was betrothed even earlier. The Qur'an did not outlaw that practice, and it still exists, and AFAIK, age is irrelevant, on both sides. But consummation is different. There the standard was the onset of puberty, as evidenced by first menstruation.[12]

He doesn't seem to have a problem with child marriage if their is parental and judicial consent:

And as to consummation, what is the standard? Is it age-based?

Girls vary greatly as to age of first period. 8 years of age is still not considered "precocious puberty," but the relative rarity creates knee-jerk reactions. Sending a girl to live with her betrothed before she menstruated was disapproved, and I cited a case from the Yemen of a prosecution for rape from consummating pre-menarch. Betrothal remains possible today, a father could approve a betrothal at any age, but sending her to love with her husband without following age-of -consent law in the jurisdiction would be a crime, for which the father and husband could be prosecuted, if the latter took advantage of it, and he could lose custody even if that did not happen. And some states still allow marriage at any age, with parental and judicial consent.

Arab practice was normal for the time, all over the world, ma‘ruwf, and the Qur'an does not normally give details for what is well-known.[12]

When questioned about the subject on Reddit, Lomax says he is not arguing for child marriage, he is arguing that the Qur'an does not forbid it.[12]Do You Believe That?

Harris G. Mirkin's study

"The Pattern of Sexual Politics: Feminism, Homosexuality, and Pedophilia," by Harris G. MirkinWikipedia — is a controversial 1999 article widely interpreted as pedophilia-apologism.[134] Lomax is a fan of Mirkin's writings on pedophilia and has defended the paper in a bunch of comments and forum posts.[135][136][137] On Wikiversity in 2015, Lomax created a page on Mirkin's 1999 infamous pedophilia article.[138] The blogger Genderdesk has noted: "if you google “Mirkin phase” your first hit will be boywiki.org and subsequent hits are various quotations from Abd and his cold fusion site, as well as some comments Abd made about it here. This is thinly disguised pedophilia advocacy."[139]

WikiInAction ban

In 2020 Nathan Larson was banned for spamming child porn onto the Reddit board WikiInAction. During this time, Lomax was also banned from the board for defending Larson.[140] In 2021 the WikiInAction board was closed down. In 2022, Lomax's friend Dysklyver made him moderator of the Reddit board RealWikiInAction.[141]

Wikipediocracy ban

Lomax was banned on the Wikipediocracy forum for defending pedophiles.[10] The Genderdesk blogger has noted that, "Abd’s ban from Wikipediocracy was about pedophilia".[142] In regard to his ban, Lomax has stated "Banned without warning, explanation, or notice many years ago".[143]

Wikipedia Sucks forum

Lomax was topic-banned from discussing pedophilia on the Wikipedia Sucks forum.[144] However, this ban does not seem to have come into effect. Lomax has nearly 800 posts on the forum and still discusses the topic of pedophilia. He claims to be a protector of children on the forum:

GenderDesk and Vigilant don’t care about children at all. I do, I have seven children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.[28]

May 2023 deletion spree

In May 2023, Lomax deleted and edited many of his former posts on Reddit that were supportive of Nathan Larson. In his recent posts he still refused to accept that Larson was a pedophile and instead dismissed Larson as a troll. Lomax did this in response to a thread that was created about him on flatearth Reddit in an attempt to defend his reputation there.[145]

Wikiindex defense of Nathan Larson

Lomax says he was invited to the website Wikiindex by Nathan Larson who was using the name "Leucosticte".[146] During 2014-2015, Lomax made many posts defending Nathan Larson on Wikiindex:

Leucosticte is, however, not a pedophile, has not been charged with any sex crimes, but is a radical libertarian who tends to take up highly unpopular causes, in the name of freedom, and then he will present what are often rational arguments to be considered. He then appears to be advocating the cause.[146]

Leudosticte is not a pedophile. He doesn't fit the definitions. He has no history of molesting children. He was in federal prison and was on parole for a completely different offense, and was under intense scrutiny.[146]

This is despite the fact, Nathan Larson was a self-admitted pedophile and was involved in uploading child pornography to multiple websites.

Lomax heavily edited Larson's own userpage on Wikiindex and was interested in editing content related to Nathan Larson's controversial websites such as childporn.info and ChildWiki.[147][148][149] Lomax says he viewed these websites himself.[149]

As of June 2023 all of Lomax's posts defending Larson and his websites remain on Wikiindex.[150]

Child protection services

Lomax claims to have had "extensive experience with child protection services" and says he was investigated.

When my situation with my daughter, 12 at the time, and at that point temporarily we were sleeping in the same room, though she was sleeping in a couch facing away from my bed, it was mentioned that it was possible that I would be accidentally exposed to her. That turned out to not be a factor. But it was there as a consideration. An investigator from CPS lied to me, and recommended custody be yanked because my apartment was messy. Long story short, the responsible social worker said “no, he is fully cooperating with us.” And they provided us with tons of resources. If I had been willfully or carelessly exposing myself to her, the outcome could have been very different.[151]

He also claims:

I could find no law that explicitly prohibits nudity before a child, absent “lascivious intent.” But if a worker suspected that, they could, as I wrote, yank custody pending investigation.[151]

In reply to his friend Nathan Larson, Lomax claimed to have lost custody of his adopted daughter:

Look, I've found myself dealing with authorities, over the last year, that had the power and some possible reason to yank custody of my daughter from me. If I had argued with them, the result would have been completely predictable. I had a basis for argument. My adolescent rebel self would definitely have argued. You can't make me. You are wrong. Etc. I might eventually have gotten custody back, if my daughter survived. She might not have.[152]

Age of Aisha

Lomax is obsessed with discussing the age of Aisha, the third wife of Muhammad who is said to have been 6 or 7 years old at the time of her marriage.

The Hadith are inconclusive on the age of Ayesha. The claim that she was six at marriage, failing to distinguish that six was the age of betrothal (revocable promise to marry) and the age of full marriage, which was alleged to be nine. The standard for allowance of consummation was not a specific age but onset of puberty. This was practically universal around the world. There still is, last I looked, no minimum of age of marriage in California with parental and judicial consent. But the sovereign#may set minimum ages of consent and marriage. In Massachusetts the minimum age of consent is 16, but the minimum age of marriage is 18. Apparently, it is okay to have sex but not to marry. These are merely facts, not advocacy. It is up to the sovereign to determine what is lawful.

The Qur’an does not establish a minimum age. Arguing on the internet, too many say what they do not know. For example, that 9 is too young to have entered puberty. Medically, precocious puberty is before eight.[153]

Reddit

Lomax spends up to 12 hours a day debating the topic of flat earth and getting banned from various Reddit boards:

You need to mind your own business. Reddit is how I get out. I had a stroke in 2020 and have been resident ever since in an extended care facility. This is about my only connection with the outside world, other than staff.
—Abd Lomax[154]

Lomax is banned on globeskepticism Reddit:

I can’t read the cited post because the mod at r/globeskepticism , u/dcforce , not only banned me from asking a polite question, but also modmessage banned me and personally blocked me. No stated rule was violated.
—Abd Lomax[155]

He is also banned on the Sudoku Reddit:

I’m answering this way because I’m banned on r/sudoku.
—Abd Lomax[156]

And the Islam Reddit:

I don’t perticipate in r/Islam, having been banned there for pointing to some facts, which the mods did not understand.
—Abd Lomax[157]

Spammer

Lomax has spammed the phrase "Trolls Get the Last Word" on several subreddits over 400 times.[9][31] In December 2023, he was banned from r/flatearth for spamming "Trolls Get the Last Word" onto hundreds of threads.[9] He tried to appeal his ban without success.[9]

Hello, You have been permanently banned from participating in r/flatearth because you broke this community's rules. You won't be able to post or comment, but you can still view and subscribe to it. Note from the moderators: Spam[9]

Lomax has since admitted to the spam, "I use a subreddit r/trolltools routinely to terminate conversations in lieu of blocking, and just today that sub was trolled for the first time. I think I have used that maybe hundreds of times to terminate conversations efficiently."[9] He says he plans to create an alternative account to avoid his ban.[9]

The moderator of r/flatearth has since commented about Lomax's ban:

The schizophrenic has been banned as of a few days ago, he brought nothing of value to any sort of discussion. Also we don't support pedophiles, which should be obvious enough.[158]

After his ban from r/flatearth, Lomax put "Trolls Get the Last Word" on r/LENR.[159]

Spamming Areo Magazine

Lomax has spammed the right-wing Areo Magazine. According to it's owner Helen Pluckrose, Lomax is the "most persistent troll of Areo".[160]

See also

External links

References

  1. Emails. Cold Fusion Community.
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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Biography: Abd ul-Rahman Lomax. Cold Fusion Community.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Abd Profile "Born in 1944, Abd ul-Rahman is not my birth name, I accepted Islam in 1970. Not being willing to accept pale substitutes, I learned to read the Qur'an in Arabic by reading the Qur'an in Arabic."
  5. Known on RationalWiki as User:Abd
  6. Also known for a time as Daniel Lomax. [1]
  7. Lomax v. WikiMedia Foundation, Inc. et al PacerMonitor.
  8. https://www.reddit.com/user/Abdlomax/
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Abd Lomax banned for spam.
  10. 10.0 10.1 WOVigilant "It is not clear that any records are available. I was, however, as I recall, confronting Vigilant about his accusations of pedophilia or pedophilia defense. I tend to write long posts, because I include evidence, not merely the short snappy sound bites which Wikipediots tend to like. I was banned there without warning or notice."
  11. https://archive.fo/rS5gX
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Abd Lomax on child marriage
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Scotland on Sunday; Denis Campbell, November 4, 1995: The Shadowy World of the Murabitun Sect
  14. Aarhus University; Nils Bubandt, November 13, 2018: Murabitun: Global Sufism and World Transformation.
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  23. Association with Bad Actors. Cold Fusion Community.
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  37. Cold fusion/Experts/Abd ul-Rahman Lomax
  38. Abd Ul-Rahman Lomax, Sat with Richard P. Feynman, 1961-63. I know a *little* about Physics.
  39. sat with Richard P. Feynman at Cal Tech 1961-63, in the “Feynman Lectures
  40. As an undergraduate student at the California Institute of Technology, I studied physics with Richard P. Feynman.
  41. I was at Cal Tech for a couple of years, being in Richard P. Feynman's two years of undergraduate physics classes.
  42. I learn by writing. (Archived).
  43. Abd Lomax on Reddit.
  44. Abd Lomax on Reddit.
  45. I am 22 and I neither had girlfriend nor had a sex. What should I do?. Abd Lomax.
  46. Portland police smash window, slash tires of woman’s Prius during protest
  47. Portland police smash window, slash tires of woman’s Prius during protest dustup (video)
  48. 48.0 48.1 Portland woman says police slashed her car tires, broke window during protest
  49. Help me expose a cult that scam people and makes them abandon their children!!!. Reddit.
  50. Abd Lomax on Reddit.
  51. Abd Lomax on Reddit.
  52. Christian-Muslim Exchange: Islamic Encounters — Part 3
  53. I became a leader of a "spiritual community," and a successor to a well-known teacher, Samuel L. Lewis
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  55. 55.0 55.1 soc.religion.islam, January 31, 1997: Who are the Murabitun? (Archive snapshot)
  56. Warning about a Shady Cult: Murabitun and Ian Dallas. (Archive snapshot)
  57. 57.0 57.1 Coldfusioncommunity.net; Abd ul-Rahman Lomax, February 28, 2017: And Abd’s favorite topic. (Archive snapshot)
  58. soc.religion.islam, Abdullah, November 11, 2004: Where is Mr. AbdulRahman Lomax? (Archive snapshot
  59. Matthew Smith, August 22, 2004: Othman the Italian resurfaces. (Archive snapshot)
  60. soc.religion.islam; various, 1997: Cultic behavior amongst Muslims. (Archive snaphot)
  61. Lomaxs Quora profile
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  63. The Number 19 in the Qur'an. Bahá'í Library Online.
  64. bismillAhi r-raHmAni r-raHiym.
  65. 65.0 65.1 Gardner, Martin. (2000). Did Adam and Eve Have Navels. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. pp. 260-261. Online.
  66. Yuksel, Edip. (2012). Running Like Zebras. Braionbow Press. ISBN 978-0982586730.
  67. Personal Attacks from Daniel Lomax.
  68. Abd Profile at LessWrong. (http://archive.is/DQiBq Archived). "As to rational skepticism, I was known to Martin Gardner, who quoted a study of mine on the so-called Miracle of the Nineteen in the Qur'an, the work of Rashad Khalifa, whom I knew personally."
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  70. https://archive.is/uTDqh
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  77. Abd Lomax claiming God spoke to him.
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  79. DebateFlatEarth
  80. What is Infusion Institute?
  81. Lomax, Abd ul-Rahman. (2015). Replicable cold fusion experiment: heat/helium ratio. Current Science 108 (4): 574-577. (Also check Archive if link is offline).
  82. Articles written by Lomax, Abd Ul-Rahman. Current Science.
  83. Replicable cold fusion experiment: heat/helium ratio. Archive.
  84. Cold fusion is real, claim scientists. "We have direct evidence that the effect is real and is nuclear in nature," US physicist Abdul-Rahman Lomax of the Infusion Institute in Massachusetts says in his report."
  85. Cold fusion journalism.
  86. 2011 Cold Fusion/Lattice-Assisted Nuclear Reactions Colloquium
  87. 87.0 87.1 Abd Lomax on his low carb high fat diet
  88. 88.0 88.1 88.2 88.3 88.4 Science and Medicine. Cold Fusion Community.
  89. 89.0 89.1 Labos. Cold Fusion Community.
  90. 90.0 90.1 Special Place in Hell. Cold Fusion Community.
  91. Abd Lomax defending Shawn Baker
  92. Talk:Atkins diet. Wikipedia.
  93. Abd Lomax on Reddit.
  94. Lomax on Reddit. "I had an ischemic stroke several weeks ago, and writing and editing are difficult for me. But it’s possible. I’m doing a lot of sudoku in my ample spare time. Better than watching TV."
  95. My health status. Reddit.
  96. High cholesterol. Stroke Foundation.
  97. news from the dead
  98. How many eggs can I safely eat in a day? Is there any solid evidence regarding this? Is cholesterol harmful to cardiovascular health?
  99. https://archive.is/7iaol
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  101. Abd Lomax on Twitter. Twitter.com.
  102. Parapsychology/Dispute over Scientific Status/Abd. Wikiversity. (Archive).
  103. Update May 16, 2016. Also check the Archive.
  104. Archive
  105. Friedlander, Michael W. (1998). At the Fringes of Science. Westview Press. p. 119. ISBN 0-8133-2200-6 "Parapsychology has failed to gain general scientific acceptance even for its improved methods and claimed successes, and it is still treated with a lopsided ambivalence among the scientific community. Most scientists write it off as pseudoscience unworthy of their time."
  106. Pigliucci, Massimo; Boudry, Maarten. (2013). Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem. University Of Chicago Press p. 158. ISBN 978-0-226-05196-3 "Many observers refer to the field as a "pseudoscience". When mainstream scientists say that the field of parapsychology is not scientific, they mean that no satisfying naturalistic cause-and-effect explanation for these supposed effects has yet been proposed and that the field's experiments cannot be consistently replicated."
  107. The Parapsychology articles on Wikiversity were written by Dean Radin, Abd ul-Rahman Lomax, Ben Steigmann and Craig Weiler but were later deleted. Also see the archived Parapsychology talk page. Wikiversity.
  108. Exposed: London’s eugenics conference and its neo-Nazi links. London Student. 10 Jan 2018.
  109. Joe L. Kincheloe, et. al, Measured Lies: The Bell Curve Examined, Palgrave Macmillan, 1997, pg. 39
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  111. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Abd
  112. User:Abd. Encyclopedia Dramatica.
  113. Abd Blocked. (Archived). "Wikiversity is not your personal podium: persistent long term disruption."
  114. User:Abd "Abd has been banned by the Wikimedia Foundation from editing Wikimedia sites".
  115. http://archive.is/WiyJi
  116. https://genderdesk.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/abd-spoofs-genderdesk-on-reddit/
  117. 117.0 117.1 Association with Bad Actors
  118. https://genderdesk.wordpress.com/2021/02/18/abd-archive/
  119. https://archive.fo/rS5gX
  120. https://archive.is/1F8Pf
  121. https://www.newsweek.com/petition-fbi-investigation-child-abuse-pedophile-forum-1532583
  122. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/12/20/nathan-larson-congressional-candidate-arrested-kidnapping-virginia-california/3985536001/
  123. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/nathan-larson-arrested
  124. https://incels.wiki/w/Nathan_Larson#2021_defense
  125. https://www.reddit.com/r/RealWikiInAction/comments/ljo9c0/child_abductor_transported_to_fresno_to_face/go2g5th/ (see Lomax's comments in thread for quotation)
  126. https://archive.is/yqFzu
  127. https://genderdesk.wordpress.com/2021/02/23/abd-invokes-lewis-carroll/
  128. http://archive.is/bzehA
  129. https://archive.md/IPorr
  130. https://archive.is/r4ssA
  131. https://archive.is/r4ssA
  132. https://twitter.com/KeidanHarrison/status/1263951923629174784
  133. https://www.reddit.com/r/RealWikiInAction/comments/keuufd/abd_lomax_emil_kirkegaard_the_retainer_was_10000/
  134. https://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/30/us/scholar-s-pedophilia-essay-stirs-outrage-and-revenge.html
  135. https://archive.is/3DMn1#selection-885.0-889.237
  136. https://archive.is/QSiBG#selection-2021.1-2021.437
  137. https://www.reddit.com/r/WikiInAction/comments/ga8bvg/sick_pervert_dennis_lomax_and_child_pornography/
  138. https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Sexual_politics/Mirkin (https://archive.is/uUOQB screenshot)
  139. https://genderdesk.wordpress.com/2021/02/18/abd-archive/#comment-93906
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  142. https://archive.is/mmQ7Z
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  144. https://archive.is/0eaZ6
  145. Y’all complain about me because I enjoy bondage (which is legal) yet you have said nothing about globe earther u/AbdLomax’s defense of child porn (which is illegal).
  146. 146.0 146.1 146.2 User talk:Abd
  147. Revision history of "Nathan Larson"
  148. Talk:ChildPorn.info
  149. 149.0 149.1 Abd/Deletion questions
  150. User contributions
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  152. User talk:Abd. wikiindex.org.
  153. Abd Lomax on Reddit.
  154. Abd Lomax on Reddit.
  155. https://archive.is/SWsGk
  156. Banned on sudoku
  157. AcademicQuran
  158. State of the Subreddit - Sep 2023.
  159. Abd Lomax on Reddit.
  160. Helen Pluckrose on Twitter. twitter.com.