WREG (CBS/Memphis): City Of Memphis Rescinds ‘Moorish American Week’ Proclamation That Suggested ‘Sovereign Theocratic Government’ Independent Of Existing Governments In The Americas Had Been Formed
UPDATED 10:55 A.M. EDT (U.S.A.) The city of Memphis, Tenn., has joined the city of Fayetteville, N.C., in rescinding a 2012 “Moorish American Week” proclamation that apparently was rubber-stamped before the context of the proclamation was understood.
Among other things, the proclamations in both cities claimed a “sovereign theocratic government” had been formed inside the United States. But the Memphis proclamation appears to have gone one step farther than the document heralded last year in Fayetteville. Indeed, the Memphis proclamation appears to suggest a “sovereign” Moorish” government independent of the existing governments of North America, Central America and South America had been formed.
Fayetteville rescinded its proclamation in February 2012.
Now, Memphis has followed suit, according to WREG:
From a statement by the office of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, as reported by WREG (italics added):
The proclamation in question was presented to Mayor Wharton for his signature. Mayors from other major cities have signed the same proclamation from this group which demonstrates that most mayors’ offices do not routinely investigate every group or individual that requests this document. We did not issue a proclamation to this group in 2013.
Some purported “Moorish Americans” claim the laws of the United States do not apply to them, even though they live in the country. This has led to bizarre confrontations with police in (at least) Illinois, Maryland, Georgia and Tennessee.