Friday, 26 February 2010
Recently, a documentary called History Undercover: Attack on the USS Liberty, finally aired on the History Channel, after being delayed twice. The documentary detailed the experiences and stories of the surviving crew-members of the reconnaissance ship, the USS Liberty, who said that their ship, which was in international waters at the time, was deliberately bombed by air and torpedoed by sea, by Israel, during the six-day war in which Israel captured the Golan Heights in contravention of the UN brokered cease-fire. 34 American crewmen died, and over a hundred were wounded. Following the attack, there was an intense cover-up by the US government and refusal to investigate, after accepting Israels apology for the error. If the United States, despite having lost its own men to an ally, has stilled covered up this incident at the behest of Israel, and the history program was delayed from being aired twice, it doesn't come as a surprise that the United States would defend Israel yet once again.
As the US-UN proposals deadlock nears the deadline for the upcoming UN Conference on Racism, Intolerance and Related Xenophobia, the US media continues to be over-saturated with justifications for Washingtons stubborn attitude. But the truth is, while the US still refuses to apologize for centuries of racism and slavery in its own history, Washington is also condoning the racism of its staunchest ally, Israel. Upon Israels request, the United States refuses to agree to wording that equates Zionism to racism. The wording of the charter isnt a propaganda tool that Arab nations are throwing about, as the US corporate media would have one believe. In fact, most of the worlds countries have accepted that Zionism is tantamount to racism. Interestingly enough, Zionist leaders themselves call this anti-semitism, a charge often thrown about to ward off critics of Israels apartheid-like policies towards Palestinians.
Already, Israel is hard at work trying to rebuild its image in the face of international condemnation. Prime Minister Sharon, indicted for war crimes in Belgium, has hired a New York PR firm, Howard J. Rubenstein Associates, to improve its image. In fact, the Jerusalem Post reported that Foreign Ministry Deputy Director-General for Public Affairs Gideon Meir, has said that Israel intends to conduct a back-to-basics campaign in the US. So, already public opinion makers (and die-hard, loyal protectors of Israel) such as columnists Thomas Friedman, William Safire, (New York Times) or Charles Krauthammer (Washington Post), are hard at work doing the image-building, and PR work that Israel has always relied on the US to do for her.
In a recent Washington Post op-ed, that cited neither statistic nor historical fact to support any of his arguments, columnist George Will stated, Zionism, an especially defensible nationalism, holds that Jews, having had a uniquely hazardous history, deserve a common future. George Will who hides behind calling Zionism Jewish pride, is as wrong as David Duke who calls his organization one committed to White pride. Besides, as for being uniquely hazardous, what of the indigenous tribes in the Americas who no longer exist because of extermination by Europeans? What about the systematic rape camps (the first in human history) set up in Yugoslavia during Milosevich's ethnic cleansing? What about the extermination of hundreds of millions of black slaves? Genocide and holocaust cannot, and should not, be monopolized by one group only, when history has indicated otherwise, and Israel would be better off to heed the words of holocaust survivors themselves when they said, Never again. Besides, what George Will is implying is that it is ok to be a Jewish supremacist because of the historical atrocities visited upon the Jews of Europe. Interestingly enough, Wills words especially defensible and uniquely hazardous history do not apply to any other group.
The truth is, Zionism did at first, emerge in response to anti-Semitism in Europe in the late 19th century, as a politically secular movement whose goal was the liberation of Jews from persecution. However, Zionist ideology also implied the separation and transfer (or expulsion) of the Arabs, by envisioning the spirit[ing of] the penniless population across the border by procuring employment for it in the transit countries, while denying it any employment in our own country, in the words of Zionisms founder Theodore Herzl.
Zionism then, is the colonialist ideology that brought the state of Israel into existence by expropriating the land of indigenous Arab population as its own. Furthermore, it was European settlers, not native Jews, who came to the Middle East, claiming the land as their own. Zionism has become a form of Jewish nationalism that preaches Jewish superiority, excludes non-Jews, and is responsible for today's political, racial, and economic apartheid of Israelis and Palestinians. Besides, as many Rabbis and Jews attest to, Zionism has no more of a place in Judaism, than does the Taliban ideology in Islam, or the exclusivist claims of RSS and Hindutva in Hindu sacred texts or history. Zionisms impact upon the Jewish elite in America has been so vociferous and influential, however, that anyone (including Jews) who criticizes Israeli policy (which is in contravention of international law and has been condemned by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Btslem, Peace Now, and others), is accused of anti-semitism.
However hard they try, Zionists cannot deny (but only try to justify) that Israel today is a religiously exclusive stateeven though the majority of Israeli Jews don't consider themselves religiouswhere non-Jews are second class citizens. In addition, the Palestinians of the occupied territories, who, under the pretext of security and as legitimized by the Peace Process, (a farce that had initially long excluded Palestinians) are locked into disconnected and crowded bantustans on their own land (from which the vast majority of its natural resources, such as water, has been given to Israel under the Oslo Accords) provide Israel with its cheap slave-like labor. All this accurately fits the description of an apartheid state. Yet Zionists project the Jews made the desert bloom image of Israel, and with the help of U.S. media, drill into the worlds minds an Israel that is a model state imbibing the ideals of democratic equality and justice, while totally ignoring the mistreatment of Palestinians by Israel, (and even the mistreatment of native and Oriental Jews by European ones).
Reknown Zionists in Israels history have stopped at nothing to expand Israel, sometimes on the basis of biblical claims, and have exploited, dispossessed, and suppressed an entire Arab population to do so. David Ben-Gurion, Israels first Prime Minister, told the World Council of Poale Zion in Tel Aviv, in 1938 The boundaries of Zionist aspiration include Southern Lebanon, Southern Syria, todays Jordan, all of Cis-Jordan (The West Bank), and the Sinai. In fact Ben-Gurion was so adamant about the future of Israel, he was once quoted as saying, If I knew that it was possible to save all the children of Germany by transporting them to England, and only half by transferring them to the Land of Israel, I would choose the latter, for before us lies not only the numbers of these children but the historical reckoning of the people of Israel. Meanwhile, some Zionists refused to even acknowledge the existence of their victims, such as Golda Meir, Israels Prime who once told the The London Sunday Times, There is no such thing as a Palestinian people... It is not as if we came and threw them out and took their country. They didn't exist. Menachim Begin, Israels Defense Minister, called Palestinians, beasts walking on tow legs, Israeli Chief of Staff Rafael Eitan said as recently as 1983 that the only good Arab is a dead Arab adding that When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle. Also in 1983, Chairman Helibrun of the Committee for the Re-election of General Shlomo Lahat, mayor of Tel Aviv, has said, We have to kill all the Palestinians unless they are resigned to live here as slaves. Well, how? Israel Koenig answered that by saying, We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population. While criticizing Arab countries who have not absorbed the Palestinians with much sympathy, Israel continues to dispossess them and refuses to give them equal status as minorities in the state of Israel. Despite the atrocities committed under Zionism, the US is not willing to concede that Zionism is, at root, a conscious war of extermination and expropriation against a native civilian population; the ideology is racist at its core. In fact, the US has made it abundantly clear that it absolutely refuses to agree to this equation on the UN convention charter. In response, some Arab leaders and representatives have been forced (or have rather succumbed) to remove clauses that pointedly criticize Zionism. Not only is truth being curtailed by the US, but it is also dictating censorship of such truths.
Meanwhile, the blame by Israel and its supporters for the Zionisms resulting displaced Palestinian refugees, who today number a staggering 4 million, however, has been laid upon the Arab states for not absorbing them. But, as human rights groups, international observers, and the UN has seen repeatedly, is that Israels problems with the Palestinians stem from denying them not only their share in the land, but also their own Palestinian national identity, rather than a general Arab one; ironically, these are the very rights the Zionists ask of the world for the Jews. Ultimately, the story is that of the persecuted becoming the persecutors. To realize how much Zionism has perverted the Jewish religion for political ends and given Israel little credence, one only has to remember Rabbi Yaacov Perins famous words in his eulogy at the funeral of terrorist Dr. Baruch Goldstein, who opened fire in a mosque while Palestinians were praying: One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish! fingernail.
Sarah Waheed is a freelance writer and media contributor to Media Monitors Network (MMN), in Chicago, Illinois.
MAY ALLAH HELP AND GUIDE US ALL TO THE TRUE PATH...but our role as his creation is to reach to Allah(swt) first in order for him to come closer to us...
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Avoid What is Doubtful
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said "That which is lawful is clear, and that which is unlawful is also quite clear. Between these two is that which is ambiguous, which most people do not know. One who avoids the doubtful safeguards his faith and his honor."
--------- Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 588
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said "A believer may achieve the status of one who regularly fasts (for religious reasons) during the day and spends the night in prayer, through his good manners."
--------- Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 629
A Clean Heart
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said "No companion of mine should tell me anything bad about another person. For when I meet you, I would like my heart to be clean (unbiased.)"
--------- Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 1539
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said "(God) has revealed to me that you should adopt humility so that no one oppressess another."
--------- Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 1589
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said "Avoid jealousy, for it destroys good deeds as fire destroys wood."
--------- Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 1569
A Superior Provision
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once asked Bilal to join in his morning meal. Bilala declined the invitation because he was fast . The Prophet then replied: "We are eating our provision and Bilal's superior provision is in Paradise. Did you know, Bilal, that...the angels ask forgiveness for (someone who is fasting) as long as people eat beside him?"
--------- Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 640
The Essence of Fasting
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said "Fasting is not (just abstaining) from eating and drinking, but also from vain speech and foul language. If one of you is being cursed or annoyed, he should say: 'I am fasting, I am fasting.' "
--------- Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 132A
Fasting Brings Forgiveness
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said "Whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith, and hoping for a reward from God, all his previous sins will be forgiven."
--------- Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 3, Hadith 125
Fast for God
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to say when he broke his fast: "O God, for Thee I have fasted and with Thy provision I have broken my fast."
--------- Sunan of Abu-Dawood, Hadith 978
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said "If you are given health and security from evil in this world and the next, you have attained felicity."
--------- Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 781
Say What is Good OR Keep Quite
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said "Anyone who believes in God and the Last Day (of Judgment) should not harm his neighbor. Anyone who believes in God and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously. And anyone who believes in God and the Last Day should say what is good or keep quiet."
--------- Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 47
Written by medical physician, counsellor and writer; Dr. Ahmed Adam's article Sex and Our Muslim Youth is a concise and brief look on Islam's perspective and views on sex before marriage. It gives outlines on the various types of "forbidden" sexual encounters - here's an excerpt on what qualifies as fornication:
"Fornication (zina) means to have sex with anyone while not yet married; there are two types of fornication:
1- An unmarried person who has sex with another unmarried person
2- An unmarried person who has sex with a married person; in this case, it is fornication for the unmarried person but adultery for the married person
[Those who invoke not, with Allah, any other god, nor slay such life as God has made sacred, except for just cause, nor commit fornication; and any that does this (not only) meets punishment (but) the Penalty on the Day of Judgment will be doubled to him, and he will dwell therein in ignominy.] (Al-Furqan 25:68-69)
In this verse, the sin of fornication is given its seriousness by being ranked as follows:
* The first major sin is associating partners with Allah Most High
* The second major sin is murder
* The third major sin is fornication
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "When a man commits fornication, faith departs from him and there is something like a canvas roof over his head; and when he quits that action, faith returns to him" (Abu Dawud #4673).
The Prophet said, "The one who commits illegal sexual intercourse is not a believer at the time of committing illegal sexual intercourse, and a thief is not a believer at the time of committing theft, and a drinker of alcoholic drink is not a believer at the time of drinking. Yet, (the gate of) repentance is open thereafter" (Al-Bukhari 8, 801).
Furthermore, the punishment is described in the following verse: [The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication-flog each of them with a hundred stripes: let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day] (An-Nur 24:2).
Furthermore, if the girl becomes pregnant as a consequence of this premarital or extramarital act, then the child is not considered a legal heir according to the following hadith:
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "If a man commits fornication with a free woman or a slave woman, the child is the product of fornication, and neither does he inherit nor may anyone inherit from him" (At-Tirmidhi #3054)."
The article understands that there are many temptations, or "tests" out there, and as human beings we often succumb to them. This is not to say that an excuse can be therefore made for what we do, as we are all responsible for our own actions. Dr. Adam asks of us to seek help in The Qur'an and spend some one-on-one time with God; and to ask for His forgiveness. If we are true in our repentance He will surely guide us and put us back on track to a path of light - after all;
"Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful."
To see the article in full, please visit Sex and Our Muslim Youth (For Parents) over at IslamOnline.net.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Charlie Brooker's Newswipe can be seen on BBC Four.
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
This installment of Sign Language turns its focus to emblems and logos of a more feathery nature - yet as usual has its links and sources yet again to familiar essences. The above logos are winged, and like with aforementioned icons in past posts, they relate back to Ancient Egyptian rituals of Sun Worship, and in particular that of the mythical deity of Horus.
Born of an immaculate conception from his mother Isis, the Egyptians have various visual depictions of Horus, such as a lion to represent him being "The king of the jungle"; or in this case, as a supreme predator of the skies i.e. an eagle, hawk, falcon etc. Anthropomorphizations of Gods can be traced back even further to the times of Babylon with Ashur; the national deity of Assyria. Ashur is often symbolised as a man with wings, as a feather-robed archer on a horse, and having wheels for shoes amongst other expressions. The Bentley logo is an example of the Sun being winged; whereas the logo of the NHL team the Detroit Red Wings shows a wheel being empowered by wings - as a wheel is an inanimate symbolic example of Sun worship (for example, the now infamous swastika logo is also often referred to as a Sun wheel).
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Saturday, 20 February 2010
- Founder of the State of Rhodesia. named after him. Rhodesia is now currently split into two countries; Zambia and Zimbabwe
- Founder of De Beers; one of the world's biggest diamond mining companies
- Along with Alfred Beit and Nathaniel M. Rothschild formed The Round Table Society; a secret society exclusively to members of Anglo-Saxon heritage and ancestry. The Round Table (formed largely after Rhodes' death in 1909) is a would-be resurrected British Empire of sorts; but having members infiltrate major positions in governments, militaries and universities worldwide. The Round Table is thought to have spawned other groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission
Edward Louis Bernays (1895-1995)
- "Father of Public Relations"; Bernays is known for his studies into mind control and manipulation on a very large scale
- Writer of the book Propaganda, a term familiar to all in the modern era. A process used with intent to invoke a particular emotion within the recipient as a reaction to the information regarding the issue brought about, propaganda was a technique Bernays was to excel at.
- The US government enlisted Bernays' skills to create fear amongst the public. His most notable example of this was to express the "apparent and immediate" threat of the Soviet Union to the US; thus resulting in the atomic stand-off that was The Cold War. Using the media was Bernays' strongarm; coming up with false stories such as the Russians using Guatemala as a military base to help attack the States..
- Nephew of neurologist and master of psychology; Dr. Sigman Freud
- Co-founder of religious-based culture/belief system of Theosophy, and its spearhead organisation; The Theosophical Society. At the core of Theosophy is the belief that the Aryan race are the superior amongst all other human creeds; and are therefore the rightful inheritors to control and rule the earth over everyone else. Once conflicting religions such as Christianity, Islam and Judaism are eradicated can the One World "New Age" of social order can be truly practised.
- Writer; producing works such as The Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled; as well as monthly journals The Theosophist and Lucifer.
Alice Ann Bailey (née Alice LaTrobe Bateman) (1880-1949)
- Writer and teacher of occult spiritualism
- Heavily influenced by the works of Blavatsky and the theory of Theosophy; Bailey's writings were more finely tuned towards the belief system of Luciferianism; doing all things to please the psuedo-God above all; Satan.
- Founder of the Lucifer Publishing Company in 1922; in which many of her concepts were distributed through.
- Most notable Bailey works include Initiation; Human and Solar, The Reappearance of Christ, and Letters on Occult Meditation.
Margaret Alice Murray (1863-1963)
- Historian and sociologist of magic Leo Ruickbie describes Murray as to have made the single greatest impact on the idea of Witchcraft in the Twentieth Century (from his book Witchcraft Out Of The Shadows)
- Firm believer in Witchcraft to be a form of devil-worship
- Major influence behind Gerald Gardner's form of Witchcraft, Wicca - whom was also behind occult groups The Golden Dawn and O.T.O (masterminded by Aleister Crowley) the Golden Dawn and the O
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Gordon Brown announced the creation of a "new world order" after the conclusion of the G20 summit of world leaders in London.
Gordon Brown announced the creation of a "new world order" after the conclusion of the G20 summit of world leaders in London.
The Prime Minister claimed to have struck a "historic" deal to end the global recession as he unveiled plans to plough more than $1 trillion into the world economy.
"This is the day that the world came together to fight back against the global recession," he said. "Not with words but with a plan for global recovery and reform."
Barack Obama, the US President, hailed the deal as a "turning point" for the global economy which would put it on the path to recovery.
However, critics pointed out Mr Brown had been unable to secure agreement on a new co-ordinated fiscal stimulus package that he and Mr Obama had been urging. The Prime Minister has staked his political future on securing a deal at the summit.
Under the $1.1 trillion (£750 billion) agreement, which followed several days of intense negotiation, struggling economies will be offered money provided to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by wealthier nations.
The G20 leaders also agreed restrictions on bankers’ pay, rules to target tax havens and hedge funds and a new financial early warning system to prevent a future economic meltdown.
"Today’s decisions, of course, will not immediately solve the crisis. But we have begun the process by which it will be solved," Mr Brown said. "I think a new world order is emerging with the foundation of a new progressive era of international co-operation,"
Following the announcement of the deal at the ExCeL conference centre in London’s Docklands, the FTSE share index closed up more than four per cent. Other stock markets around the world also rose sharply.
The conclusion of the summit also coincided with the release of figures that suggested the British economy could be starting to recover. House prices have risen and the Bank of England claims that lending to businesses has improved.
Mr Brown’s delight at securing the agreement — which had been under threat from Nicolas Sarkozy, the French President, and Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor — was evident.
The success was echoed by Mr Obama. "By any measure the London summit was historic," he said. "It was historic because of the size and the scope of the challenges that we face and because of the timeliness and magnitude of our response."
Mr Sarkozy, who had threatened to walk out of the talks unless he got action on tax havens, said a "page has been turned" on the old financial model, the "Anglo-Saxon model".
One trillion dollars will be made available to the IMF and, in turn, to countries threatened by the downturn. However, Mr Brown made it clear that he did not intend to apply for funds for Britain, despite opponents warning that the country will soon need a bail-out due to the growing deficit in the public finances.
Mr Obama, who leaves Britain after a three-day visit on Friday morning, played an important part in brokering the deal, in particular French concerns over the deal on tax havens. A senior White House official said the President took Mr Sarkozy to a corner of the room for a chat. He then acted as a go-between with President Hu Jintao, of China until they both agreed to a solution put forward by Mr Obama.
As The Daily Telegraph disclosed on Thursday, a key part of the global rescue package included united action to curb excessive pay to bankers and traders.
Downing Street will be relieved that the summit has not proved a failure, despite Mr Brown not securing some of his earlier objectives, notably a second round of fiscal stimulus.
Friday, 12 February 2010
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Today the world was rocked by the unexpected death of one of the fashion industry's most popular haute-couture designers, Alexander McQueen. At just 40 years old, McQueen was in the prime of his career, having designed for royalty and celebrities alike; expressing his quirky creativity through his cloth-based creations.
Lee Alexander McQueen knew he wanted to be a fashion designer from an early age, and via developing his skills as an apprentice in Savile Row for tailors Gieves and Hawkes, he enrolled for the MA (Hons.) Fashion Design course at the University of Arts London's Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in 1994. It was there that his work was spotted by former Director of Tatler Magazine Isabella Blow, whom bought his entire graduation show collection. The BBC's obituary on the designer's passing writes that "Blow is also said to have persuaded him to change his name from Lee to Alexander - his middle name - when he launched his career". He was to be thrust into the limelight of glitz and glamour instantaneously.
Fashion giants Givenchy appointed McQueen to be Head Designer of the French powerhouse in 1996. He also worked together with Gucci, with the Italians buying up 51% of the Alexander McQueen company - but with McQueen himself remaining firmly behind the helm as Creative Director. Gaining these positions together with successfully winning the prestigious British Designer of the Year award four times between 1996 and 2003; McQueen cemented his status as a truly globally recognised force within the fashion industry. He was also acknowledged by the Queen for his outstanding contributions, thus receiving a CBE in 2003.
However; in 2007 McQueen's mentor Blow committed suicide from an overdose of weedkiller having learnt that she had ovarian cancer. Then, just last week - Lee's mother Joyce (pictured here with Lee) passed away. Daily Mail's article relays that On February 3rd, he wrote: 'I'm letting my followers know my mother passed away yesterday if it she had not me nor would you RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx...' Moments later, he added: 'But life must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'. Joyce's funeral was due to take place tomorrow, when McQueen's body was found dead this morning in his Mayfair, Central London home.
The loss of Lee's mother was just too much for him to take - and even though he had achieved so much in his life to date, he couldn't imagine going on without the support of his mum to be there for him as he continues to actively live out his dreams. She was there for him all the way, and showed her unconditional love for her son by sticking by him when he came out as a gay man. I'm sure the deep bond they must have shared between each other was strong inside him in spirit, but having his mum no longer there physically must have been [understandably] just too painful to endure.
The love for your family, friends and anyone close to you is important above all else. Whether it be accumulating material wealth, having a successful career, or gaining some sort of social status, it all pails in comparison to being in the presence of those who really mean something to you. Alexander McQueen would give a limb just to have his mum give him a huge hug and tell him that she loves him and is proud of him. Many of us are in the position to do this to our loved ones - so please show your love and appreciation whilst you have the chance, as much as you can.
Friday, 5 February 2010
How about this?
The above are what could be considered to be the archetypal visual perception of a freemason, or a group of masons. The NWO's networks of compartmentalized secret societies would love this sort of prejudice about what the profane (that's one of many descriptions the elite label us, the slaves) think of freemasonry to look like, let alone behave. But alas, in order for the satanists to reach their goal, the scope of initiates into occult groups has evolved.
Not only do freemasons look like those above, but they also look like this:
... and this...
... and they even have the audacity to leave their homes looking like this...
That's right, the NWO is enlisting black people to play their part in "The Great Work"; the agenda of the Luciferian fascists and tyrants to heavily reduce the world population, with those remaining being under the total control of their superior masters.
Although much of The Great Work can be historically traced back to Ancient Egypt, and even before to the active times of the Babylonian era, black people haven't really been prominent amongst the freemasonic movement until the modern age. It's in the late Eighteenth Century with Prince Hall and his "fight" to gain similar if not equal rights in masonry for himself and his black brethren just as his white counterparts had indulged in.
As this article explains, there is to date there's no concrete evidence stating Prince Hall's date of birth or location of such, but various sources have linked a date of between 1735 & 1748; and being born in either Barbados or somewhere else within the British West Indies. Also amongst speculation is whether Prince Hall was ever a slave or if he was always a free man during his childhood and teenage years.
What is largely documented is Hall's adult life as a civil rights activist, fighting for black people to have liberties and freedoms just like the predominant whites in the newly-born United States of America. However things become murky again as to his participation in the American War of Independence. What is clear is that during this time Hall and fourteen others were initiated into the British-owned Lodge #441 in Boston, Massachusetts on March 1775; and then subsequently left in charge to run the Lodge once the British vacated after the War. It was not until 1784 when the then Prince Hall-run Lodge was given a warrant from the Grand Lodge of England to be named as the African Lodge #459, a Lodge that is officially recognised to carry out masonic work. Prince Hall became the first Grand Master of the African Lodge in May 1787. Since the African Lodge's inception; denomination groups began to pop up around the States, wanting affiliation to #459, but never truly gaining recognition as masonic entities.
To this day The brand of Prince Hall freemasonry has grown from strength to strength. The aforementioned article states; "Today, the Prince Hall fraternity has over 4,500 lodges worldwide, forming 44 independent jurisdictions with a membership of over 300,000 masons whereby any good hearted man who is worthy and well qualified, can seek more light in masonry."
Much like the CIA, FBI and other secret agencies; the world of freemasonry hires people of all varying demographics. Women, don't feel left out, as you too can join the gang (should you wish to sell your soul), and become a member of the Order of the Eastern Star - but that's a whole another story.
Unfortunately, Prince Hall was subject to surrendering true liberties and buckling to the allure of apparent limitless opportunity for "success". Don't be fooled by what freemasonry can offer you, stay true to yourself and be good to those around you - and in the end you will truly be rewarded.