Friday, May 18, 2007

The ‘Yacub 7 Ali’ hoax

An elaborate racial hoax has been simmering on the Web for several months. It involves “Prophet Yacub 7 Ali,” a supposed black cult leader who teaches his followers to inflict skin cancers on white people… with just a look.

Wait, don’t laugh. There’s a much uglier underside to this hoax.

These so-called “Negro Sun Worshippers,” the bogus “journalists” writing about them, and the Internet posters calling attention to them have been appearing in online forums wherever brutal, real-life black-on-white crimes are being discussed.

The posters – masquerading as black men, and using various pseudonyms – celebrate black violence against whites. They point readers to a website promoting the “Sexiest & Hardest Ghetto Black Male Felon Bragging Rights Competition.”

In one case, they’re spreading a grotesque lie about a white female murder victim. (Basically saying she asked for it, out of extreme sexual masochism.)

It all seems calculated to stir up anger amongst white folks.

Sure enough, some gullible whites are swallowing it.

The hoaxsters have inserted themselves most visibly into online discussions of the “Knoxville atrocity” – the rape, torture and murder of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom last January, for which five black suspects have been charged.

Yesterday, the American Renaissance website – run by a highly educated, media-saavy white nationalist named Jared Taylor – got suckered.

American Renaissance offers a daily list of weblinks on topics such as non-white immigration, non-white crime, affirmative action and political correctness. Usually AmRen links to mainstream media outlets – Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, etc.

Not so with this story on Thursday: “Knox Blacks Celebrate Carjacking Rapists in ‘Party.’ ”

For this one, American Renaissance links to NowPublic.com – a so-called “participatory journalism site” where anybody can post anything. No oversight whatsoever.

Here’s what the story says:

“St. Nicolas Thief, president and founder of Black Poverty Speaks, along with many local Knoxville blacks… has organized a social action protest celebration championing Lemaricus Davidson and Letalvis Cobbins” – two of the accused slayers of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

“ ‘We’re coordinating the celebration to to jive with the march angry whites are planning in memory of the victims…,’ Thief, who is currently stationed in Knoxville, said.

“ ‘We’re celebrating underprivileged Knoxville blacks who victimize privileged Knoxville whites,’ he added. … ‘There’s going to be a party in Knoxville and America everytime black poverty speaks and privileged whites suffer.’ ”

(“St. Nicolas Thief” is one of the dubious monikers that pops up on websites and blogs associated with “Yacub 7 Ali.”)

Here’s how AmRen readers reacted to this “news” article:

“Outrageous. They are ‘celebrating’ a horrendous crime that defies description. This is the black mindset, we must be aware of how these people think to protect ourselves.”

“Interesting insight into the mentality of Blacks. This is very much an accurate portrayal of how most of them think.”

“I am actually sick to my stomach. … The fate that these two individuals met is unimaginable. Now, a story of a celebration for this garbage is just too much.”

“What can one expect? Blacks openly celebrated O.J.’s acquittal. … This nonsense is reason # 10 million why the races should never have been together.”

“Though our leftist press won’t report it, one hopes that blacks will have their ‘party’ and many others like it. They’ll dispel a great many multicultural myths by doing so. When liberal suburbanites learn that ‘white privilege’ entitles blacks to rape, sodomize, and murder them, they might just become white nationalists.”

The hoaxsters got what they wanted. Which was not, apparently, to make white readers such as these look foolish. But to make their blood boil.

By this morning, however, a few AmRen posters smelled something fishy. One wrote: “This is obviously a hoax. Look at the names. St. Nicolas Thief?”

Another poster apparently Googled the byline on the NowPublic.com article (“Jacque-Patrick Fitzgerald”) and found a May 9 story titled “Black Sun Worshippers Claim Responsibility for Greensburg Tornado.”

That piece quotes Yacub 7 Ali’s “spokesman,” Lucifer Nigaros, as giving thanks for the recent devastating twister in Kansas: “They are a wicked and vile people who live there and our prayers continue to be that God avenge us for the devastation whites caused the underprivileged in New Orleans.”

The enterprising AmRen poster concluded that “perhaps his extremely sick story about the [Knoxville] celebration should be taken with a pinch of salt.”

Who is behind this hoax? And why are they (or perhaps just a “he”) spending so much time and energy pretending to be black people who hate white people?

I don’t know. But I have been observing their mischief for weeks.

On January 11, a “Rice Whitman” posted this on the Jewish Defense League’s blog: “I am very disturbed with a new trend occuring in the New England states in the South East. Whites are being placed under curfew by blacks who maintain the ability to reradiate ultraviolet light and cause skin cancer. …

“Please focus attention on, a ‘Prophet’ Negroes are calling Yacub 7 Ali and his New Negro Movement. Do a Google search. … Thanks.”

On March 1, in a forum on BlackPlanet.com, “Bigger Thomas, Jr.” posted a link to www.yacub7ali.org with these words: “New Negro Prophet & scientist Yacub 7 Ali teaches blacks new science of aggressively absorbing and reradiating ultraviolet light onto the skin of whites giving them skin cancers (carcinomas, sarcomas & melanomas)”

On April 10, “Shakespeare Johnson” posted this on the liberal social-networking site Progressive U: “Yacub 7 Ali & the New Negro Sun Worship movement to announce nationwide ‘curfew for whites’ - Violaters Receive Skin Cancers.”

A variation on the theme appeared on February 12, when “Parker Whittman” posted this on his LiveJournal blog: “Good and descent citizens of Savannah are walking amongst a new evil man and a new evil group of people. Evil is Evil! I will be the first man in this community to state aloud I have developed skin cancer and believe it to be a result of the radical blacks of this new negro sun worship sect. …”

Here are more outposts of the Yacub 7 Ali hoax in the blogosphere:

http://waldorfcarathers.blogspot.com

http://chickengeorge.wordpress.com

http://biggerthomasjr.itsapundit.com

http://digg.com/users/calebfreeman/news/dugg

http://reddit.com/user/miguelasseno/

http://www.netscape.com/member/voxpopuli_jr/

All of these blogs debuted in February or April except for the “Waldorf Carathers” blog, which popped up last December. Back then, it was focused on a different black-on-white crime – the “Savannah Debutante Murder.” (Three black men were convicted of killing Jennifer Ross during a robbery the night of her debutante ball.)

All of these blogs deal with nothing else but the Yacub 7 Ali cult or a celebration of black-on-white violent crimes.

And, of course, there’s no mention of the existence of a “Yacub 7 Ali” anywhere on the World Wide Web except for this interlocking network of blogs, websites and discussion-board trolls.

Until a few days ago, the key websites of the Yacub 7 Ali hoax were www.svengalimedia.com, www.americanpatriate.com and www.yacub7ali.org. Those homepages are now inaccessible. (But here is a page from a Google cache.)

I will blog more about this in the coming days.

22 comments:

justjudith said...

way to be on the case. what the f? seriously, this is crazy. and honestly (sadly), i'm surprised it doesn't happen more.

tyroneslothrop said...

That is some seriously bizarre stuff. I'm sure it does happen more often. There is a lot of racism still out there; festering, angry, hateful.

S.O.L. said...

I have a question. If white people believe this stuff, doesn't that follow then (using the Auster et al logic) that white people are stupid?

I think we white people need to confront the lack of intelligence of our race. If we're going to discuss the relationship between skin color and intellectual capacity, we should appaerently begin in our own backyard.

I mean really "reradiating" ?? Is that even a word?

The good news? Racists are morons.

SJ said...

From now on, I'm avoiding all black people. They may give me cancer!

dez said...

I like the Richard Wright shout-out and can't believe none of the "legitimate" media didn't pick up on it. Don't people read any more?

Judas Iscariot said...

yacub 7 ali and hitler's fake holocaust

was Hitler trying to kill the remaining negro characteristics of the Jews in the fake holocaust?

i've read it was the traits of nappiness yet left in their hair and broadness of their noses that he didn't like.

it was like on the surface they were almost close to being white, but beneath, undercover, they were still too black - a tragic place for a man to be.

not withstanding the holocaust never happened.

is it true jews run the media.

david mills got his job because he can write, because the holocaust never happened or because

Judas Iscariot said...

yacub 7 ali and hitler's fake holocaust

was Hitler trying to kill the remaining negro characteristics of the Jews in the fake holocaust?

i've read it was the traits of nappiness yet left in their hair and broadness of their noses that he didn't like.

it was like on the surface they were almost close to being white, but beneath, undercover, they were still too black - a tragic place for a man to be.

not withstanding the holocaust never happened.

is it true jews run the media.

david mills got his job because he can write, because the holocaust never happened or because

Undercover Black Man said...

My friends, this should go without saying, but... don't feed the troll.

Judas Iscariot said...

it was like on the surface they were almost close to being white, but beneath, undercover, they were still too black - a tragic place for a man to be.


caught between the rock and the hard place, between heaven and hell is being between being jew and nigger, a mulatto of sorts, almost ... yet not quite.

so then the real jews are black, no?

Sniper said...

For me the intertubes are like my car - I use it but I don't know how it works. Is it possible to track down the instigators of this crap and hold them up to ridicule? I don't know what else could be done. Unfortunately it doesn't sound like they've broken any laws, just ever boundary of ethics and decency.

odo coileus said...

Wild stuff. You do have a way of uncovering the craziest mess.

Hoaxes like these will discredit the "legitimate" white supremacists. Per s.o.l., if white folks really believe this stuff, Lord help them.

(Don't they know dark skin absorbs UV? Damn.)

Anonymous said...

Wow, this blog is really deep and insightful, I shall greatly enjoy the privilege of printing it out on high fibre paper and wipe my ass with it. I salute the black power movement and black panther party.

Undercover Black Man said...

Sniper: I've been dicking around on domaintools.com but not learning much.

Like you say, it's not a crime. I just don't want this particular prank gaining traction on the Internet... then maybe even popping up in a legitimate newspaper somewhere. You never know with this kind of crap.

Bryan Wilhite said...

I hate to bum you out and all but "Negro Sun Worshippers" go back to what can only be written in Latin glyphs as the cult of "ATEN."

You are probably familiar with "AKHNATEN." This leader represents what happens when Old Kingdom blood mixes with Indo-European-Babylonian blood---and the rest is white history and sarcastic comedy.

From "AKHNATEN" descends all the colored charlatans and their black-washed hate speech.

Simon Negroponte said...

u should probably hang up your black-undercoveredness and slip into your hooded robe. can white jews join the klan? probably not. u lost your hood privileges with this one,
Undercover Black Man joins white supremacists in ongoing race war between them and Yacub 7 Ali New Negro Sun Worshippers.

Anonymous said...

whois data on svengalimedia.com:

Registrant:
svengalimedia
ATTN: SVENGALIMEDIA.COM
c/o Network Solutions
P.O. Box 447
Herndon, VA. 20172-0447


Domain Name: SVENGALIMEDIA.COM

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
svengalimedia z22ns8by62y@networksolutionsprivateregistration.com
ATTN: SVENGALIMEDIA.COM
c/o Network Solutions
P.O. Box 447
Herndon, VA 20172-0447
570-708-8780


Record expires on 27-Nov-2007.
Record created on 27-Nov-2006.
Database last updated on 23-May-2007 22:16:36 EDT.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS77.WORLDNIC.COM 205.178.190.39
NS78.WORLDNIC.COM 205.178.189.39
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nslookup data:
Name: svengalimedia.com
Address: 205.178.145.65

65.145.178.205.in-addr.arpa name = vux.bos.netsolhost.com.

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whois info on netsolhost.com:

Registrant:
Network Solutions, LLC
Network Solutions LLC
13861 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300
HERNDON, VA 20171
US

Domain Name: NETSOLHOST.COM

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Network Solutions, LLC nocsupervisor@networksolutions.com
13861 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171
US
570-708-8788


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If I am reading the data correctly, then the domain name "svengaliamedia" is registered with , and the site so named is hosted by, networksolutions.com.
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Here is part of their terms of use (http://www.networksolutions.com/legal/aup.jsp):

I. You agree to comply with all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations regarding use of all services delivered by Network Solutions. The following are prohibited uses of our services:

1. Transmission, distribution, uploading, posting or storage of any material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, without limitation, material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property right used without proper authorization, and material that is obscene, defamatory, libelous, unlawful, harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, constitutes an illegal threat, violates export control laws, hate propaganda, fraudulent material or fraudulent activity, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature.

tyroneslothrop said...

Brian Wilhite,

What "Latin glyphs" are you talking about?

Anonymous said...

Latin glyphs are also known as Roman letters are also known as the letters you use every day to write in English, just like I am doing right now, slightly modified to fit the idiosyncrasies of the English language that is.

L C said...

My name is Larry. And my brother Steven is the lone creator / author of Svengalimedia.

I’ve decided to share this information because simply I believe that people need and deserve to know the truth and all the facts before they can make reasonable, informed opinions and decisions.

First, Svengalimedia is not real. It is fiction. There is no business. There are no reporters or journalists or staff. There is no investigation. There are no facts. It is less than opinion. It is all pretend.


Further:

Yacub 7 Ali’
Negro Sun Worshippers
St. Nicolas Thief
Rice Whitman
Bigger Thomas, Jr
Shakespeare Johnson
Waldorf Carathers
Chicken George
David Hirsh
Nicolas Stix
Leland Perkins
Bryan Wilhite


and the many other names used by svengalimedia and screaming journalism are pseudonyms used by Steve to argue his points and mask his identity in the various web sites and blogs.

I have spent some time trying to understand his feelings but I must admit I am at a loss. Although, in his writings Steve rails against the alleged privilege of those who have, he did not grow up poor or disadvantaged. His upbringing was suburban middle class. He attended private and public grade schools. His parents even paid for him to go to college where he earned a college degree. So I am not sure where his anger found its start. But he is angry and that is clear. And it is this anger that has given voice to svengali. And it is that voice that has caused us to hold our heads low in shame.

There is a second point that I would like to make. We, Steven’s family and friends, do not share in the opinion that people like Channon Christian, Jennifer Ross, Christopher Newson or any of the other victims of those heinous crimes deserved to die. What happened to those young people was terrible and the individuals who committed those crimes should be punished to the fullest extent of the law regardless of race or socioeconomic status.

I have tried to convince Steve to take the web site down to no avail. I have suggested to him to be more responsible with his voice and not post the outrageous, absurd and untrue. He does not listen. I have even put forward that if he truly feels as writes, he should sign his name to his work and openly stand behind it. He declined stating, “OH NO…. I’m not signing my real name to that!!!!”

In closing, I am writing to make this request of you. Now that you know the truth and you understand that svengalimedia is written with the sole purpose of igniting your emotions to the point that you are as angry as the writer, could you overlook the authors attempt to manipulate you and just ignore it. People like my brother need an audience. And without your attention they just fade away.

Doesn't your attention deserve more pressing (real) issues?


Sincerely,
Larry Collins

Anonymous said...

"Doesn't your attention deserve more pressing (real) issues?"

Doesn't yours? No? Then mine doesn't either.

(This is provided your not a hoax yourself.)

Anonymous said...

"Doesn't your attention deserve more pressing (real) issues?"

Doesn't yours? No? Then mine doesn't either.

(This is provided you're not a hoax yourself.)

L C said...

steve collins,
(or Anonymous, or what ever name you are choosing to go by today...)

You got mad becase this man said "Yacub 7 Ali" is a hoax.

Why are you mad?

It is a hoax...

Honestly, I dont care about what you write. It is all nonsense anyway.

What presses me is how you've gone about it.

get your own house
your own computer
buy your own ip address.
pay for it with your own money, under your own name

and I will silently fade away; leaving you to toil in obscurity penning your gobbledygook until the day you die.

Stay on this path, and I will take every opportunity to share the truth about steven collins and svengalimedia with the world.

the choice is yours.

http://svengali-truth.blogspot.com/