FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Formal Apology to Treasurer Stephanie Neeley
Moorish Americans Condemn Criminal Activity
Chicago, IL: ALI’S MEN, a national civic organization comprised of members of the Moorish Science Temple of America, is issuing a formal apology to Chicago City Treasurer, Stephanie Neely, on behalf of Moorish Americans across the United States of America, for the criminal tampering of the deed to her home by those falsely representing the Moorish Science Temple of America. This is in response to the recent report on Chicago Tonight (WTTW), as well as similar reports in newspapers nationwide, regarding the stealing of homes by so-called sovereign citizens, and alleged members of the Moorish Science Temple of America.
“We organized as the Moorish Temple of Science in the year of 1925, and were legally incorporated as a civic organization under the laws of the State of Illinois, November 29th, 1926. The name Moorish Temple of Science changed to the Moorish Science Temple of America, May 1928, in accordance with the legal requirements of the Secretary of the State of Illinois. The object of our Organization is to help in the great program of uplifting fallen humanity and teach those things necessary to make our members better citizens.” ~Noble Drew Ali, Founder of the Moorish Science Temple of America
Although Ali’s Men has no connection to these criminals, we want to make it very clear that Moorish Americans, as citizens of the United States of America, in no way promote, condone nor tolerate illegal behavior from any members of the Moorish American Nation. According to the bylaws of the Moorish Science Temple of America, members are to obey the laws of the government, and not seek “to cause any confusion or to overthrow the laws and constitution…” Some additional words of wisdom:
- Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom, and Justice must be proclaimed and practiced by all members of the Moorish Science Temple of America.
- Members must obey the laws of the government, because by being a Moorish American, you are a part and partial of the government, and must live the life accordingly.
- With us all members must proclaim their nationality and we are teaching our people their nationality and their divine creed that they may know that they are a part and a partial of this said government.
About Ali’s Men: Ali’s Men are a non-partisan (with respect to any individual ‘Grand Body’) group of researchers, writers and lecturers from various Grand Bodies within the Moorish Movement by way of the Moorish Science Temple of America.