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The Devil’s PartySatanism in Modernity$
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Per Faxneld and Jesper Aa. Petersen

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199779239

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.001.0001

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Secret Identities in the Sinister Tradition

Secret Identities in the Sinister Tradition

Political Esotericism and the Convergence of Radical Islam, Satanism, and National Socialism in the Order of Nine Angles

(p.250) Chapter 12 Secret Identities in the Sinister Tradition
The Devil’s Party

Jacob C. Senholt

Oxford University Press

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

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