Murabitun World Movement

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The Murabitun World Movement[1] or al-Muraabitoon (Soldiers of Liberation)[2] is an extremist right-wing Islamic sect,[3] and cult movement,[2] with a history of antisemitism.[3] It was founded in Spain by actor, noted Holocaust denier and antisemite Ian DallasWikipedia's W.svg in 1971.[3] The sect had followers numbering 10,000 in 21 countries worldwide as of 2018.[4][5] It has a presence in the UK, Italy, Indonesia, Germany, South Africa, and Mexico and elsewhere.[6] It is one of the most politically active of modern Sufi sects, and its proponents are highly active on the internet.[4]

Antisemitism[edit]

A 1999 book by a Spanish journalist titled, The Mosque of Babel: The Sufi Nazism from the United Kingdom to the Autonomous Community of Andalucia,[7] argued that the Murabitun sect used Islam as a cover for neo-Nazism led by a man who professes an admiration for Adolf Hitler.[8] The author describes the Murabitun as follows:

Disguised as neo-converts of Islam, hide a sincretic neo-nazi movement between the teachings of historic Sufism and the most aggressive nazism.[note 1]
The Mosque of Babel

In its 1996 report on the United Kingdom, the Jewish policy group 'Antisemitism and Xenophobia Today' (AXT) noted that the sect engaged in antisemitic activity.[8]

Al Murabitun (Soldiers of Liberation) is an international group of converts to Islam with bases in Norwich and Inverness. The group, which in the past has published in the name of People Against Interest Debt, is antisemitic and its leaflets have alleged Jewish conspiracies.
—AXT Dec. 1996.[8]

In the United Kingdom, the sect had links to the National Front, a far-right British political party with a history of antisemitism.[3]

Organization[edit]

The sect was founded in the early 1970s by a Scotsman and ex-actor named Ian Dallas, who styles himself as "Abdalqadir as-Sufi".[2] As a new religious sect, the Murabitun is almost entirely composed of converts.[9] The sect is divided into areas, each styled as a ribāṭWikipedia's W.svg and headed by an Amir.[2] The Diwan Press is affiliated with the sect, and publishes books written by members.[10]

Key people[edit]

  • Abdalqadir as-SufiWikipedia's W.svg (born Ian Dallas, founder)[3]
  • Uthmaan Abdul-Majeed (Amir of London)[2]
  • Taariq Abdullaah (Amir of Scotland)[2]
  • Fazlun Khaalid (Amir of Birimingham)[2]
  • Idrees Mears (Amir of Norwich)[2]
  • Yasin Dutton (scholar)[2]

Uthmaan al-Itaalee[edit]

Uthmaan al-Itaalee was a member of the Murabitun who left after members of the sect attempted to assassinate him and his family.[2] He wrote a book titled; Ian Dallas, The Shaykh Who Has No Clothes in which he repudiates the sect and its teachings.[11]

Umar Ibrahim Vadillo[edit]

Umar Ibrahim Vadillo is an influential member of the sect,[6] who is responsible for promotion of the Islamic gold dinar and silver dirham, which underpin the sect's views on zakat. He has written extensively on the subject, and is the director of a crypto related company called E-dinar.[12] Umar has also designed many of the gold and silver coinage produced by the sect.[13] In 2003 he published a book titled; The Esoteric Deviation in Islam on the subject of Islam and the "new religion of capitalism".[14]

Zakat[edit]

The group claims that the revival of the dinar will precipitate the collapse of the world economy and create the foundations for a pious world transformation.[4]

It is "possibly the only religious sect in history whose defining article of faith is a financial theory."[15] Their principle tenet is in restoring zakat (Islamic obligatory alms-giving), but requiring that the zakat be in the form of gold (e.g., modern gold dinarWikipedia's W.svg) or silver. According to the sect, only the gold dinar is a halal currency.[4]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Spanish: disfrazados de neo-conversos al Islam, esconden un movimiento neo-nazi sincrético entre las enseñanzas del sufismo histórico y el nazismo más agresivo

References[edit]

  1. Chitwood, Ken. (2017). Murabitun World Movement. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-08956-0_286-1. (Springer)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Internet Archive; Salafi Marihaj, 2005: Deviant Sects.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Scotland on Sunday; Denis Campbell, November 4, 1995: The Shadowy World of the Murabitun Sect
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Aarhus University; Nils Bubandt, November 13, 2018: Murabitun: Global Sufism and World Transformation.
  5. Oscar Perez Ventura, Movimientos Islamistas en Espana: el Movimiento Munidal Murabitun, conversos al Islam en Al-Andalus, Instituto Espanol de Estudios Estrategos, 2012, p. 8
  6. 6.0 6.1 Bidoun; Alexander Provan, 2010: The Golden Compass: Islam versus global capitalism. (archive snapshot)
  7. [Spanish: La mezquita de Babel: El nazismo sufita desde el Reino Unido a la Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía]
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Mexico: A group named Murabitun (or possible alternate spellings) based in Spain, its affiliations with ETA (Euzkadi ta Akatazuna) and other groups in the Middle East; its presence in Chiapas, and its links with the Zapatistas, 28 February 2002, MEX38247.E, available at: https://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4be7020.html [accessed 12 April 2019]
  9. Bubandt, N.O. 2009, "Gold for a Golden Age: Sacred Money and Islamic Emancipation in a Global Sufi Order", Social Analysis, vol. 53 nr. 1, s. 103-122.
  10. Diwan Press: Classical and Contemporary Books on Islam and Sufism
  11. Scribd. Ian Dallas — The Shaykh Who Has No Clothes. Retrieved April 2019.
  12. https://lessknowninfo.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/umar-ibrahim-vadillo/
  13. Professor Umar Ibrahim Vadillo (biography and summary).
  14. Umar Ibrahim Vadillo; 2003, The Esoteric Deviation in Islam. ISBN-13: 978-0620305693
  15. In Gold We Trust. From gun-wielding libertarians to radical Muslims, an unlikely global cabal is plotting financial revolution. And they're putting their money where the Web is. by Julian Dibbell (01.01.02; 12:00 pm) Wired.