For one thing, they are vegetarians!Well, I have to say thanks to Professor Cole for pointing out what I don't think I really needed to learn, i.e. that some Black people are just as good at headfscking themselves as all those crazy white people I keep hearing on the radio in the middle of the night when I'm flying down I-5 in the central valley to Los Angeles to visit the MojoHaus Research and Design Campus.
It seems pretty obvious that they are just a local African-American cult which mixed Judaism, Christianity and (a little bit of) Islam. It seems to be a of vague offshoot of the Moors group founded by Dwight York. I heard on CNN that one of them talked of being Moors. And Batiste, the leader, called whites "devils" in the tradition of the original Nation of Islam and York's Moors. Now CNN is saying one member said they practiced witchcraft [likely meaning Haitian voodoo or perhaps Santeria-like rituals]. One former member is called Levi-El, suggesting he might be associated with the Black Hebrew movement or an offshoot. Now a relative of one of the members, Phanor, said that they wore black uniforms with a star of David arm patch and considered themselves of the Order of Melchizadek. I wonder if it is "Seas of David" or "C's of David", with "c" meaning commando or some such?
Thanks, Professor Cole! (Now I have to dose myself with acetominephan.)