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BALTIMORE — Despite the hellish heat on this spring Saturday morning in gritty West Baltimore, the five Hebrew Israelite priests loitering near a West Franklin Street storefront are draped in heavy robes, and their heads are wrapped in matching white, red and black cloths.Star of David emblems swing from their necklaces and are embroidered into their fabrics. Around them, security guards wear black headscarves, black T-shirts and black military-style pants tucked into combat boots. On their belts are sheaths and holsters, some empty, others holding blades and guns.You must assure guards that you're not a law enforcement officer or a spy from a rival Hebrew Israelite group, and then you have to give up your photo identification.Any recording device will be confiscated during an aggressive pat down search carried out by the guards.Lynching Santa "I'm talking about 99 million niggers! " General Mayakaahla Ka is shouting at a college-aged Jewish kid outside the Market East Station in downtown Philadelphia. "They [camp preachers] told them [targeted passersby] they had hell to pay and would be going into slavery," Ya'aqov says on his Web forum.
(In December 2006, three gay men who were assaulted inside an Atlanta nightclub identified their attackers as Hebrew Israelites; no arrests were made). " reads one of the Israelite Church's widely distributed flyers. The biblical tribe of Judah, for instance, is said to be the forbear of today's African Americans, while those of Levi and Benjamin are believed to have become the Haitians and West Indians of the present.
You will be issued a King James Version of the Bible — and any other version that you may carry will be taken away. He pours olive oil on your head as a final cleansing measure. Zacharyah ben Ya'aqov, a former racist Hebrew Israelite who was active in the movement in the 1990s, calls the activities of camps "evangelical terrorizing." Ya'aqov, who now heads the Israelite group, The Truth After Knowledge, denounces his former community's racist doctrines.