Secret Identities in the Sinister Tradition

Jacob C. Senholt

in The Devil’s Party

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199779239
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979646 | DOI:
Secret Identities in the Sinister Tradition

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This chapter analyzes The Order of the Nine Angles (ONA), a Satanist group which for the last three decades has moved in and out of the public sight, while its main ideologist David Myatt has actively participated in violent neo-Nazi and Islamist terrorist groups, hoping to bring down the “old order”. A manual on Aryan revolution by Myatt inspired nail-bomber David Copeland's deeds, and a text by Myatt defending suicide attacks was featured on Hamas' website. Both his Nazism and Islamism, the chapter demonstrates, are however merely instruments for the ONA's underlying sinister esoteric plots, ultimately aiming to create an “Imperium” based on a species of satanic god-men. Myatt's writings contain a blueprint for fusing disparate ideologies such as National Socialism, Satanism and Radical Islam, resonating with similar ideas in the larger context of religion and politics—such as the critique of modernity and the West as it has been presented both by the European radical Right and by fundamentalist Muslims—which makes it potentially dangerous to ignore a group like the ONA, however limited its membership might be.

Keywords: Satanism; terrorism; National Socialism; Radical Islam; The Sinister Tradition; Order of the Nine Angles; David Myatt; Satanic magick

Chapter.  10819 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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