Fact Check: Fox News Claims Georgia dad pleads guilty to starving toddler to death; case may be linked to ‘Islam-based cult’: police

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Georgia dad pleads guilty to starving toddler to death; case may be linked to 'Islam-based cult': police
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Fox News Paulina Dedaj posted on foxnews.com, a glaring headline “Georgia dad pleads guilty to starving toddler to death; case may be linked to ‘Islam-based cult’: police”

Islam based cult?  Fox News stated: 

“Investigators also discovered during the execution of a search warrant, copious amounts of literature and notes in reference to ritualistic behavior and the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, an Islam-based cult which is known for being a sovereign group,” the press release stated.

Not sure who these “investigators” are, but literature about the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors being an “islam-based cult” is contrary to something foreign to Fox News reporting, namely the concept of factual reporting?

The Nuwaubian Nation or Nuwaubian movement was a religious cult founded and led by Dwight York. York began founding Black Muslim groups in New York in 1967. He changed his teachings and the names of his groups many times, incorporating concepts from Judaism, Christianity, and many esoteric beliefs.

In the late 1980s, he abandoned the Muslim theology of his movement in favor of Kemetism and UFO religion. In 1991 he took his community to settle in upstate New York; then they moved near the county seat of Putnam County, in Eatonton, Georgia, United States. His followers built an ancient Egypt-themed compound called Tama-Re and changed their name to the “United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors.”[1]

By 2000, the “United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors” had some 500 adherents.[2] They drew thousands of visitors for “Savior’s Day” (York’s birthday). Adherence declined steeply after York was convicted of numerous counts of child molestation and financing violations, and sentenced to 135 years in federal prison in April 2004. The Tama-Re compound was sold under government forfeiture and demolished.[3] The Southern Poverty Law Center described York as a “black supremacist cult leader”, [4] and has designated the organization as a “hate group”.[5]

The group has taken numerous names, including Ansaru Allah Community, Holy Tabernacle Ministries, United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors (after the move to Georgia), Yamassee Native American Moors of the Creek Nation (also used in Georgia when York claimed indigenous ancestry via Egyptian migration and intermarriage with the ancient Olmec) and Nuwaubian Nation of Moors.  Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuwaubian_Nation

Within a short period of time, the Fox minions were ready to jump on the tirade, blaming Islam and spurting the usual insults:

Georgia dad pleads guilty to starving toddler to death; case may be linked to Islam-based cult police fact checked
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