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Old 03-19-2013, 03:35 PM
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wow, this guy is a piece of work..

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Like many people excited about a new home, Lamont Butler invited friends over to check his out. He had a lot to show them. The Bethesda mansion is among the largest in the region and featured floors of imported marble, 12 bedroom suites, six kitchens and a history of playing host to political gatherings, including ones during which Bill Clinton and Al Gore helped plant trees out back.

But the personable 28-year-old, known to wear a red fez, didn’t own the mansion; he had simply slipped inside and claimed it. Taking part in an odd and perplexing phenomenon popping up in cities across the country, Butler said the Bethesda mansion belonged to him because he is a Moorish American National. He’d drawn up paperwork that he said proved it all, with references to a 1787 peace treaty and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.


Butler also tangled with police last summer, when a Prince George’s officer pulled him over going 68 mph in a 55 mph zone. The officer cited him for speeding, driving around with a Moorish American license plate and other offenses, according to court records. Butler’s response was to demand $1.05 million in gold coins from Maryland’s attorney general, two judges, three police officers, the owner of a towing company- and all of their spouses.
'Moorish American national' charged with trying to take mansion - The Washington Post
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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Just when I thought I had heard of and studied up on all the crazy separatist movements I'd heard of ... this one is actually new to me. Interesting find, thank you.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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He's "never gonna do it without the fez on".
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:49 PM
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Just when I thought I had heard of and studied up on all the crazy separatist movements I'd heard of ... this one is actually new to me. Interesting find, thank you.
apparently this is not that uncommon - the sovereign moorish thing, that is.

i had never heard of it either.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Moorish American? That's a new one.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I clicked on the link to read moor about this but after the first page I didn't want to read it anymoor.

[no moor]
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