For Immediate Release:
August 24th , 2015
Grand Sheik of the Moorish Science Temple of America, Inc. Brother R. Jones-Bey
Statement of clarity regarding the identity, character, and disposition of Brother Mansur Ball-Bey
2905 5th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20032
At the outset, we the Moorish Science Temple of America extend our deepest love and condolences to the Ball-Bey family during this time of crisis and bereavement, you will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Brother Mansur Ball-Bey was a loyal, dedicated and faithful member of the Moorish Science Temple of America, Subordinate Temple No. 5 in Saint Louis Missouri. In respect of his organizational fundamental beliefs and practices, please cease to refer to him as: Black, African-American, etc. Brother Mansur Ball-Bey’s nationality is Moorish-American and his faith is Islam. Brother Mansur Ball-Bey, a recent graduate of McCluer South-Berkeley High School, was very active in the Moorish Science Temple of America, being a part of auxiliaries such as: Mufti In Training, as well as the Young Peoples Moorish National League. He participated in Moorish Science Temple functions such as: Solar panel Day Camp and the Robotics day camp. He also participated in Community Street Patrols, which involved engaging young men about the risks and perils of gang violence; moreover Brother Mansur Ball-Bey was keen on taking part of Moorish Science Temple community clean-up endeavors. Brother Mansur Ball-Bey was known by all to be very respectful, mannerly, and polite.
Prophet Noble Drew Ali, the founder of the Moorish Science Temple of America, Inc. is clear and unequivocal as far as explaining the aims, goals, and objectives of the Moorish Science Temple of America. In fact, Acts 3, 4, and 5 of The Divine Constitution and By-Laws of the Moorish Science Temple of America, unequivocally states:
ACT 3–Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom , and Justice must be proclaim ed and practiced by all members of the Moorish Science Temple of America. No member is to put in danger or accuse falsely his brother or sister on any occasion at all that m ay harm his brother or sister, because Allah is Love.
Act 4- “All members must preserve these Holy and Divine laws, and all 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.”
Act 5- “This organization of the Moorish Science Temple of America is not to cause any confusion or to overthrow the laws and constitution of the said government but to obey hereby.”
We of the Moorish Science Temple of America, are friends and servants of humanity. We of the Moorish Science Temple of America, like countless other American citizens, know that we must live together here in America in harmony, friendship and good will, whatever our race or creed may be. Let us all learn to Love instead of hate. The Moorish Divine National Movement stands for the specific grand principles of Love, Truth, Peace, Freedom, and Justice.
Bro. Azeem Hopkins Bey
Office of the Press Secretary
Moorish Science Temple of America, Inc.