This blog is to inform Moors and non Moors who subscribe to the Sovereign Citizen belief as to the meaning and application of Capitis Diminutio in general because it is definitely something Moors and those known as African Americans, Blacks (Eng.) or Negroes (Spanish) were subjected to in the United States of America. See Introduction to Moorish Race and Nationality.
The so called White (european) Slaves in the U.S.A. were not stripped of their Names and Heritage and their descendants today for the most part still carry their names and know if they are of Irish, Scottish, German, Polish, Welsh descent, etc. Capitis Diminutio was codified into the U.S. Apologies for Slavery under the phrase: “Stripped of Name and Heritage”.
The legislatures used the terms “Slave African” to defined who would be “Negro [Black]” thus these terms do not originate as a Racial Group nor a Protected Class contrary to popular and social belief and U.S. lawmakers and lawyers know this. See The “Twenty Negro Law“, also known as the “Twenty Slave Law” and the “Twenty Nigger Law”, was a piece of legislation enacted by the Confederate Congress during the American Civil War. South Carolina legislature was aware that they had Moors in Slavery which is why they specified that the people who would be called Negroes were (“The Ancient Berbers and their descendants) See Status Correction Booka Volume I and II. It is because of the attack on the Negro law by the Free Sundry Moors in 1790 whom purchased their freedom and knowing that the Sultan of Morocco had a treaty with the U.S.A. The Moors petitioned the South Carolina legislature as “Free Moors” that the exclusion clause was written in the law specifying that the term “Negro [Black] did not apply to “FreeMoors“, “Free Egyptians”, “Free Asiatics” and “Free Lascars”. See Introduction to Moorish Treaties.
Ibn Battuta during his ravels in East and Central Africa. Upon visiting Somalian city of Zaila or Zeila, which-lies just east of a city aptly named Berbera, Battuta said: “I traveled from Adan by sea for four days and arrived at the cit y of Zaial, the city of the Barbara, who are a people of the blacks….the inhabitants of Zaila are black in colour, a majority of them Rafidi [Rafidi refers to Shiites or rejectors of the first caliphs“]
In Mogadishu, Battuta noted, “The Sultan is as we have mentioned, called only by the title of Sheikh. His name is Abu-Bakr, son of the Sheikh Omar, he is by the origin of the Berbers, and he speaks in Magdishi, but now the Arabic language.”
The practice (Capitis Dimunito) was used by the character portraying father of Chaka Zulu, demonstrating that the practice is not exclusive to European or Christian law.
The Zulu King stated the practice procures: “A fate worse than death…a Boy without a Clan“
Whereas Moors (Arabs & Berbers) in the medieval times were Muslims for the most part and others practiced Judaism and Pagan or Polytheistic belief systems and the Ethiopian version of Christianity or similar thereto but not “European Christianity” as developed by the English, Dutch or French outside of Ethiopia who by the way joined the Holy Roman Empire , and therefore under the Christian Doctrine of Discovery the “Muslim Moors”, “Pagan Moors” were infidels &/or heathens required by the Bulls and Edicts to be baptized, stripped of their Moorish given names and given new european christian names in most cases.
Lazy readers have adopted the belief and have been making youtube videos, etc running with this misconstrued notion about the Capital letters implying Loss of Status in context of the meaning of Capitis deminutio or capitis diminutio
This section of our website is dedicated informing interested parties of the findings concluded by Murakush derived from research and analysis of several topics and points of interest as it relates to the heritage, history and culture of the Moors.