We’ve talked here before about the strong racist and anti-Semitic strain that runs through the Hoaxtead mob as a whole—Araya Soma, Sabine McNeill, Angela Fag-Ash Disney, Charlotte Ward, and many others have all shown blatant signs of racism and/or anti-Semitism in the time we’ve been following them. In fact, we’ve come to expect it from this lot.
Of course it almost goes without saying that many of the chief Hoaxtead pushers are religious fanatics of one sort or another—many parrot the fundamentalist language of evangelical Christianity, though they don’t seem to feel any obligation to live by Jesus’ teachings.
So we were very interested the other day when regular commenter Justin Sanity drew our attention to a particularly fanatical and dangerous religious sect that combines all the Hoaxteaders’ favourite things: racism, anti-Semitism, religious fanaticism, child abuse, homophobia, and murder.
Justin is referring, of course, to Abe and Drifloud’s friend Desmond During, aka King Ishijah or Yohannes Ishijah.
While he lives in the Stoke-Newington area of London now, Desmond During (then known as Yohannes Ishijah) emigrated in 2005 to Ethiopia, according to an article in The Guardian:
Nine months ago Yohannes Ishijah was a familiar sight to commuters rushing through Leicester Square underground station in London.
“I was a busker. I used to play Bob Marley songs in the underground. I got arrested all the time,” he said. Last year Mr Ishijah inherited some money from his father and left his home in Crystal Palace, south London, to emigrate to Ethiopia at the age of 41.
“This is great. I think it’s incredible that so many years after Bob Marley’s death he can still inspire such amazing shows in the name of the Most High. Bob Marley has penetrated through time. We are with the King of Kings.”
Over time, it looks as though his religious beliefs shifted from Ethiopian-based Rastafarianism to the hard-core side of the Black Hebrew supremacist movement, which is (somewhat ironically, given the ‘Hebrew’ part of its name) openly anti-Semitic.
(We should note here that in researching this story we’ve run across conflicting reports about the Black Hebrew movement as a whole, with some claiming it’s deeply anti-Semitic, and others saying adherents take a ‘live-and-let-live’ approach.)
Desmond During on Twitter
On Twitter, where he calls himself @dezrez7, During is very friendly with both Abe (@hampsteadTBMC) and Drifloud, and retweets them frequently:
Desmond During on Facebook
During’s Facebook page, under the name ‘King Ishijah’, features numerous posts about Hoaxtead, including illegal images of RD and his children.
Looks like he even bought one of Abe and Ella’s ‘Free the Hampstead 2’ t-shirts, which he’s wearing proudly in the top right-hand shot:
Meanwhile, the two bottom Facebook posts reflect During’s views about Jewish people.
Desmond During on YouTube
Most of you, though, will know During from his YouTube page, where he has posted illegal videos of the children, reposting them whenever YouTube gets round to removing them. Some of his other videos, though, reflect his anti-Semitism and his devotion to the Black Hebrew supremacist sect:
Here, During quotes Adolf Hitler, noted Jewish historian…
…while in this video, he refers to ‘ISUPKProphets’. According to the Real Life Villains Wiki:
In addition to their volatile racism ISUPK are homophobic, anti-semitic and extremely anti-authoritarian: they believe that God will destroy every nation save the “chosen” and that Whites will be enslaved and massacred in great numbers by both God and Blacks while Native Americans and Hispanics may be allowed into the “chosen” (likely to boost their numbers and feed into racism by these oppressed groups).
ISUPK believe in beating women to keep them “in place” and blame them for the spread of HIV and the rise in abortions – although some ISUPK leaders claim they do not necessarily hate “Whites for being White” and treat them with contempt rather than calling for genocide they universally say all homosexuals should be put to death.
This sounds very much like the group Justin cited above: a virulently sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic Black supremacist sect that uses religion as a weapon and deems itself morally superior to others.
Why are we not surprised?