The Madness Continues
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NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 5 (UPI) — A Virginia man says he should be released from the prison where he’s serving time for shooting a man in a fight because he’s a Moor and not a U.S. citizen.
Joseph Beale, now known as Josep-El Bey, says he follows the teaching of the Moorish American religion and should be granted special rights, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Sunday.
The Moorish Science Temple of America, a black-empowerment movement founded nearly a century ago, has drawn attention from legal authorities for courtroom disruptions, unconventional legal arguments and animosity toward the legal system, the newspaper said.
Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk George Schaefer says documents from Moor temples claiming new rights and immunity for members as foreign citizens are often frivolous.
“Filing something in the 4th District Circuit Court does not overturn the U.S. Constitution,” Schaefer said.
The Moorish Science Temple of America was founded in 1925, based on Islamic teachings and the Koran. A central belief is that Moors are not U.S. citizens, but descendants of a Moroccan tribe born in America.
Moors claim exemption from paying traffic tickets, holding driver’s licenses and adhering to state law.
Bey, convicted of unlawful wounding and use of a firearm during a July 2009 attack, filed a motion in September claiming Moorish immunity.
“I just want to be recognized,” Bey said in a prison interview. “If I’m released early, fine, cool.”