David Myatt And The Jews

Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt

Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt

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The following extract from an article published in January 2019 in the prestigious academic journal Studies in Conflict & Terrorism provides an interesting analysis of Myatt’s move from National Socialism to Islam.

Add to this analysis the fact of Myatt’s life-long belief that the Shoah is a modern myth and it is not surprising that he was and still is hated, reviled and the target of false, malicious and libellous allegations by Zionists, by anti-fascists, by Establishment journalists, and by others.

RDM Crew
June 2019

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Myatt eventually lost hope in the far right’s ability to combat Zionism […] He explained that he now believed there would never be a successful uprising “in any Western nation, by nationalists, racial nationalists, or National Socialists because these people lack the desire, the motivation, the ethos, to do this and because they do not have the support of even a large minority of their own folk.”

This disillusion contributed to Myatt’s turn to Islam. [He] drew a straight-line connection between his fight against the Jewish people as a neo-Nazi and as a Muslim.

Much of Myatt’s public writing during his time as a Muslim focused on encouraging enemies of the Jewish people to unite under a single banner. He exhorted “all enemies of the Zionists to embrace the Jihad,” referred to Islam as the “true martial religion,” and claimed that it “will most effectively fight against the Jews and the Americans.” Myatt praised Osama bin Laden, describing the al-Qaeda leader as “an exemplary warrior who has forsaken a life of luxury to pursue his Islamic duty.”

[The] thrust of his argument [was] that “the primary battle against the Zionist occupation government (ZOG) has shifted from the West to the Islamic world.”

Myatt provides an example of how one’s commitment to anti-Semitism can bridge the ideological divide between Nazism and jihadism.

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Source: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Madeleine Blackman (2019). Fluidity of the Fringes: Prior Extremist Involvement as a Radicalization Pathway. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. Taylor & Francis. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1057610X.2018.1531545

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Myatt And Fringe Fluidity

David Myatt

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In an academic article published in January 2019 {1} authors Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Madeleine Blackman argue that what they term fringe fluidity “is not just a process of inter-cultural borrowing and sharing of animosities that facilitate a congruence of extremist perspectives between neo-Nazi and extremist Islamist elements. Rather, fringe fluidity should be regarded as its own individual-level pathway into Islamist militancy.”

They write:

“One the most famous examples of fringe fluidity is David Myatt, a founder of the British National Socialist Movement. Myatt converted to Islam in 1998.”

They proceed to provide a reasonably balanced account of Myatt’s journey from Neo-Nazi to Muslim, ending their section on Myatt by writing

“Myatt eventually came to reject both Islam and extremism in favor of a new philosophical outlook that he dubbed the Way of Pathei-Mathos. Despite this later conversion, Myatt provides an example of how one’s commitment to anti-Semitism can bridge the ideological divide between Nazism and jihadism.”

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{1} Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Madeleine Blackman (2019). Fluidity of the Fringes: Prior Extremist Involvement as a Radicalization Pathway. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. Taylor & Francis. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1057610X.2018.1531545

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David Myatt: Sinister Proclivities And Intent?

Order of Nine Angles

O9A

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Myatt And Islam: Sinister Proclivities And Intent?
(pdf)

This is an insightful and well-referenced analysis of David Myatt’s Muslim years. Revised and updated 3rd August 2018.


An Itinerant Jihadi

Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt

Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt

Several pages of a new book – Itinerant Jihadis: Arab and Muslim War Volunteers by Raphael Israeli, published by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency – are devoted to David Myatt and his Muslim years, with the author quoting from several articles written by Myatt.

While there is nothing new about Myatt – with the information somewhat dated, and the author covering previously well-described aspects of Myatt’s life from his leadership of the NSM to his publicly-given (rather propagandistic) reason for converting to Islam – the author does, however, write that Myatt et al provide “incriminating evidence of the brewing Islamic subversion in Britain, and elsewhere, and of its close relationship with world Jihadi organizations.”


An Example of Exeatic and Metaphysical Living

Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt

Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt

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Evola re-interprets the notion of War as a metaphysical duty. At the centre of a traditional society Evola locates a spiritual elite from which warriors derive their ultimate reason of being, their supreme justification of their actions. According to the traditional concept the warrior does not fight as a servile caste, is not a ‘profession’ or a mercenary as in a capitalist system. The warrior caste has its own spiritual and distinct way of living, its own rituals, and the act of fighting becomes a spiritual practice. This can be compared to the cult of Eastern combat which integrates fighting techniques with the Numinous. This is the definition of metaphysical warriorship.

[David] Myatt’s life has been a supreme example of this kind of exeatic and metaphysical living, and the West was clearly not ready to accept such a living as an example of a regeneration of the European man and his Volk. Georges Bataille was also drawn to this kind of living although he would not have supported the choices made by Myatt. Nevertheless the mysticism of Myatt, his Numinous Living, is a grand example of an ongoing Innerer Krieg and an ongoing influence of the sinister forces of the Sphere of Mars. Evola talks about ‘a spiritualized personality’, namely a personality realized according to its supernatural (metaphysical) destiny.
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Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20161230125837/https://ecstatic-darkness.com/2016/12/28/the-sphere-of-war/


One Man Above Time

Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt

Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt

David Myatt, Reichsfolk, Esoteric Hitlerism, and Savitri Devi

David Myatt: One Man Above Time
(pdf)

 


National-Socialist Guide to Understanding Islam

Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt

Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt

Editorial Preface

The pamphlet The National-Socialist Guide to Understanding Islam (pdf) was written and distributed by Muslim convert Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt (aka David Myatt) in 2003, the same year that, at a UNESCO conference in Paris which concerned the growth of anti-Semitism it was stated that “David Myatt, the leading hardline Nazi intellectual in Britain since the 1960s […] has converted to Islam, praises bin Laden and al Qaeda, calls the 9/11 attacks ‘acts of heroism,’ and urges the killing of Jews. Myatt, under the name Abdul Aziz Ibn Myatt supports suicide missions and urges young Muslims to take up Jihad. Observers warn that Myatt is a dangerous man.” [1]

During the previous two or more years, Myatt had not only travelled and spoken in several Arab countries [2] but also had run a somewhat notorious campaign to bring radical Muslims and neo-nazis together in order, in his words, “to fight our common enemy”, and of which campaign Professor Michael wrote that Myatt had “arguably done more than any other theorist to develop a synthesis of the extreme right and Islam.” [3]

The foundation of this synthesis was Myatt’s revisionist version – or rather his new vision – of National Socialism, which he dubbed ‘ethical National-Socialism’ and which vision he, in the year before and the year after his conversion to Islam in 1998, propagated by means of the Reichsfolk group he founded in the 1990s. This vision or version of National Socialism was a non-racist one, of which he wrote, in his essay Why National-Socialist Is Not Racist, that “correctly defined and understood, National-Socialism is an ethnic philosophy which affirms that the different races, the different peoples, which exist are expressions of our human condition, and that these differences, this human diversity, should be treasured in the same way we treasure the diversity of Nature.”

In Myatt’s campaign to bring Muslims and National Socialists together the pamphlet The National-Socialist Guide to Understanding Islam certainly played a role, simplistically and propagandistically written as it was for National Socialists in particular and Western nationalists in general as an introduction to not only Islam but, following 9/11, to topics such as ‘martyrdom operations’. For, in respect of ‘martyrdom operations’, Myatt had already – and for his fellow Muslims – written “one of the most detailed defences in the English language of Islamic suicide attacks” [4] and which defence of such attacks was at the time, and for several years, featured on the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades (the military wing) section of the Hamas website [5]. Given such links to Hamas, and the fact that Myatt was known as “an ardent defender of bin Laden” [2], it is hardly surprising that Myatt merited a mention at an April 2005 NATO conference on terrorism which heard that Myatt had called on “all enemies of the Zionists to embrace the Jihad.” [6]

Therefore, though now somewhat dated in places and, along with all his neo-nazi and Islamic writings, disowned by Myatt himself [7], this propaganda pamphlet – sections of which were featured on the Aryan Nations website run by August Kries – does have some historical interest, in relation to Myatt’s ‘Jihadi years and support for Islamic terrorism’, in relation to Myatt’s ‘synthesis of the extreme right and Islam’, and perhaps especially in relation to the Reichsfolk group and their continuing vision of an ethical National-Socialism.

Richard Stirling
2013 ce

[1] Simon Wiesenthal Center: Response, Summer 2003, Vol 24, #2

[2] Mark Weitzmann, Anti-Semitism and Terrorism, in Dienel, Hans-Liudger (ed), Terrorism and the Internet: Threats, Target Groups, Deradicalisation Strategies. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, vol. 67. IOS Press, 2010. pp.16-17.

[3] Michael, George. (2006) The Enemy of My Enemy: The Alarming Convergence of Militant Islam and the Extreme Right. University Press of Kansas, p. 142.

[4] Wistrich, Robert S, A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad, Random House, 2010.

[5] Durham, Martin. White Rage: The Extreme Right and American Politics. Routledge, 2007, p.113

[6] Ely Karmon. The Middle East, Iraq, Palestine – Arenas for Radical and Anti-Globalization Groups Activity. NATO Workshop On Terrorism and Communications: Countering the Terrorist Information Cycle, Slovakia, April 2005.

[7] Myatt’s post-2010 writings are full of remorse for what he terms “his extremist past”. In a Disclaimer placed on both his website and his internet blog (davidmyatt.wordpress.com) he writes that:

“I reject and disown all my pre-2011 writings and effusions, with the exception of my Greek translations, the poetry included in the published collection One Exquisite Silence (ISBN 978-1484179932), some private letters written between 2002 and 2011, and those few items about my since revised ‘numinous way’ which are included in post-2012 publications such as The Numinous Way of Pathei-Mathos (ISBN 978-1484096642). My rejection of all forms of extremism is explained in (i) the 2013 compilation Understanding and Rejecting Extremism (ISBN 978-1484854266) and (ii) Myngath (ISBN 978-1484110744).”