August 14th, 2014
Place: 2014 photo taken in Peninsula Park in Portland, Oregon.
Photographer: Marquis Johnson
Moors In Photo: Kinnie Poitier- El (left), Nathan Banks-Bey (right) and Arianna Banks (seated)
All throughout history and around the globe you will see many different depictions and paintings of Moors being shown teaching and instructing. Depending on the language you will see the word Moor spelled Mohr, More, Maur, Moro, Maroon, MR, Moore, Maurin, Mor, Mohren, Mory, Muir, Moab, Moabite, Moabitess, Moabitish, Muab, Muur, etc and “described”, “labeled” or “addressed” through “semantics” as Blackamoor, Mohammedan, Ethiopian, Turk, Aboriginal, Autochthon, Paleo, Pre-Adamite, Indigenous, Native American, Black Indian, Indian, Ancient one, Hebrew, Moslem, West Indian, Latino etc. Similar depictions as shown in the picture above can also be seen in what is known as “Orientalist Paintings” which are worth today thousands and millions of dollars.
“Why are we Moorish-Americans? Because we are descendants of Moroccans and born in America.” – Koran Questions For Moorish Americans
“Dear mothers, teach these lessons to your little ones, that they may learn to love instead of hate. Dear fathers, by these lessons you can set your house in order and your children will learn to love instead of hate.” – Moorish Holy Koran
“From olden times it was ordained that you should be with us and in this sacred school be taught.” – Moorish Holy Koran chapter 2:8
“And backward through the ages master minds can trace themselves; and thus they know.” – Moorish Holy Koran chapter 11:17
“Through sin and disobedience every nation has suffered slavery, due to the fact that they honored not the creed and principles of their forefathers. That is why the nationality of the Moors was taken away from them in 1774 and the word negro, black and colored, was given to the Asiatics of America who were of Moorish descent, because they honored not the principles of their mother and father, and strayed after the gods of Europe of whom they knew nothing.” – Moorish Holy Koran chapter 47:16-17
“With us all members must proclaim their nationality and we are teaching our people their nationality and their Divine Creed…” – Parts of Act 6 of The Moorish Science Temple Of America the Divine Constitution And By-Laws
“That the world may hear and know the truth, that among the descendants of Africa there is still much wisdom to be learned in these days for the redemption of the sons of men under Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom, and Justice.We, as a clean and pure nation descended from the inhabitants of Africa, do not desire to amalgamate or marry into the families of the pale skin nations of Europe. Neither serve the gods of their religion, because our forefathers are the true and divine founders of the first religious creed, for the redemption and salvation of mankind on earth. Therefore we are returning the Church and Christianity back to the European Nations, as it was prepared by their forefathers for their earthly salvation. While we, the Moorish Americans are returning to Islam, which was founded by our forefathers for our earthly and divine salvation. The covenant of the great God-Allah: “Honor they father and they mother that thy days may be longer upon the earth land, which the Lord thy God, Allah hath given thee!” Come all ye Asiatics of America and hear the truth about your nationality and birthrights, because you are not negroes. Learn of your forefathers ancient and divine Creed. That you will learn to love instead of hate. We are trying to uplift fallen humanity. Come and link yourselves with the families of nations. We honor all the true and divine prophets.” – Moorish Holy Koran chapter 48:5-11
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