NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 18, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Miami, Florida: Jim Kaiserski) Authorities' allegations of violence by Yahweh cult, offshoot of Black Hebrew sect, examined; details given, scenes shown. Background of leader Yahweh Ben Yahweh, assuming mantle of the Messiah, outlined; photos shown. [Voice of Yahweh Ben YAHWEH - considers whites the devil.] Cult reported evicting tenants from apt. complex they were trying to buy. [Tenant Barbara DUVALL - fears group.] [Anthony BROWN - opposes cult, refuses to leave apt.] Brown and another resident said killed night he made remark. [DUVALL - describes shooting.] Cult member Neariah Israel said chgd. with murder. [Cult SPOKESPERSON - denies involvement.] 1981 beheading of former Yahweh member who criticized sect, murders of others noted. [April 8, 1986, child Ismania McCORMICK - describes punishment for not making money for group.] [Cult member Gabriel ISRAEL - attributes criticism to fear.]