23 Facts About David Myatt


David Myatt is the founder of Numinous Way and a former Muslim.


David Wulstan Myatt grew up in Tanganyika, where his father worked as a civil servant for the British government, and later in the Far East, where he studied martial arts.


David Myatt moved to England in 1967 to complete his schooling.


One of David Myatt's writings justifying suicide attacks was, for several years, on the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades section of the Hamas website.


David Myatt has developed a mystical philosophy which he calls The Numinous Way and invented a three-dimensional board-game, the Star Game.


David Myatt is alleged to have been the founder of the occult group the Order of Nine Angles or to have taken it over, written the publicly available teachings of the ONA under the pseudonym Anton Long, with his role being "paramount to the whole creation and existence of the ONA".


David Myatt has always denied such allegations about involvement with the ONA.

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George Sieg expressed doubts regarding David Myatt being Long, writing that he considered it to be "implausible and untenable based on the extent of variance in writing style, personality, and tone" between David Myatt and Long's writings.


Jeffrey Kaplan suggested that Myatt and Long are separate people, as did the religious studies scholar Connell R Monette who wrote that it was quite possible that 'Anton Long' was a pseudonym used by multiple individuals over the last 30 years.


The Order of Nine Angles originally was a Wiccan organization founded during the 1960s, and became a theistic Satanist organization once the leadership was allegedly taken over in 1974 by David Myatt, previously known under the pseudonym of Anton Long, a former bodyguard and supporter of the British Neo-Nazi leader Colin Jordan.


In 1998, David Myatt converted to radical Islam while continuing to lead the Order of Nine Angles; later on, he repudiated the Islamic religion in 2010 and publicly declared to have renounced all forms of extremism.


David Myatt is regarded as an "example of the axis between right-wing extremists and Islamists", and has been described as an "extremely violent, intelligent, dark, and complex individual"; as a martial arts expert; as one of the more interesting figures on the British neo-Nazi scene since the 1970s, and as a key Al-Qaeda propagandist.


David Myatt joined Colin Jordan's British Movement, a neo-Nazi group, in 1968, where he sometimes acted as Jordan's bodyguard at meetings and rallies.


Myatt was the founder and first leader of the National Socialist Movement of which David Copeland was a member.


David Myatt co-founded, with Eddy Morrison, the neo-Nazi organization the NDFM which was active in Leeds, England, in the early 1970s, and the neo-Nazi Reichsfolk group, and which Reichsfolk organization "aimed to create a new Aryan elite, The Legion of Adolf Hitler, and so prepare the way for a golden age in place of 'the disgusting, decadent present with its dishonourable values and dis-honourable weak individuals'".


Michael writes that David Myatt took over the leadership of Combat 18 in 1998, when Charlie Sargent, the previous leader, was jailed for murder.


In November 1997, David Myatt allegedly posted a racist and anti-Semitic pamphlet he had written called Practical Guide to Aryan Revolution on a website based in British Columbia, Canada by Bernard Klatt.


David Myatt was arrested on suspicion of incitement to murder and incitement to racial hatred, but the case later dropped, after a three-year investigation, because the evidence supplied by the Canadian authorities was not enough to secure a conviction.


David Myatt told Professor George Michael that his decision to convert began when he took a job on a farm in England.


David Myatt was working long hours in the fields and felt an affinity with nature, concluding that the sense of harmony he felt had not come about by chance.


David Myatt expressed support for the Taliban, and referred to the Holocaust as a "hoax".


An April 2005 NATO workshop heard that David Myatt had called on "all enemies of the Zionists to embrace the Jihad" against Jews and the United States.


In 2010, David Myatt publicly announced that he had rejected both Islam and extremism.