Saturday, August 8, 2015

ONOMATICUS: a case of lack of justice

ONOMATICUS: a case of complete lack of justice in Wikipedia

Last month has happened an astonishing case of abuse by some admins of the English Wikipedia: an honest Wikipedia user with the nickname "Onomaticus" has been blocked forever and his article "Cristian Berbers" erased by the gang related to the Mafioso Vituzzu (see my last month issue about this uncivil admin).

Onomaticus on his talkpage ( ) has expressed his opinions about this unbelievable block. I hope the readers can have an idea (from all this shameful situation & case) of the abuses done in Wikipedia......SIMILAR TO THE ONES THAT MADE BRUNODAM BLOCKED FOREVER IN 2007.

What strikes me more is that Onomaticus is clearly an user writing from England, while Brunodam is writing from the USA: a distance of some thousands miles that is totally forgotten by the admin JamesBWatson , who has decided with his "genious" brain that Onomaticus is a sockpuppet of Brunodam. And all this was based on what? NOTHING!!!!! Just a few related sentences......unbelievable, but true! THIS IS THE "REAL" WIKIPEDIA!.........

Onomaticus even wrote as an answer to
(an answer shamefully erased from appearing on the case): "....the opinions of some adolescent college student (like Tokyogirl79) matters more than someone actually trying to help wikipedia. I am sick of unprofessional morons being given Wikipedia privileges. Speak to me in real life and stop hiding behind your keyboards. Give me some way of contacting you that isn't faceless and then we will talk. I don't mean in person, I mean so I can hear your voice, Skype, Teamspeak or phone number. There should be a way of contacting Wikipedia admins in real life...."

Indeed I have wiki-contacted  ( ) this admin Tokyogirl79, who is a college student and "proudly" wrote as admin-credentials that "I have been a fan of anime and manga for many years, as well as a huge fan of B-rate horror movies".....but this teenage girl (who wrote "I'm currently attempting to return to school in order to obtain a degree in nursing. I'm not as of yet sure which field of nursing I would like to go into, but I like the idea of going into medical referencing" when entered in Wikipedia) seems to be happy with the same malignity of the Mafioso Vituzzu and she obviously doesn't care of VERIFICATION of identity with phone calls (Skype, phone number, etc...). For her a supposed vandal is a vandal forever and that's it all! ..........Sincerely, I'd like to show up at the Library of Virginia where she is a volunteer ( read ) to try to convince her with my physical presence that I am not in England as is Onomaticus, but I am sure it would be a waste of time with such a college teenager.....

Another thing that bothers me is that all the posts of Onomaticus have been erased, even those where it was possible to read the IP used by him (an IP that appeared by his mistake in two occasions, but that showed that he was writing from England).....why the "cunning" admin JamesBWatson  did not see this IP located totally away from the many IPs of Brunodam? Of course I am sure the readers can easily answer the question.....(;-D).... To be sincere, all this remembers me the accusations done against user:Enok, who was confused with Brunodam by user:Kimdine on May 2013: but it was a clear mistake and an HONEST admin did not blocked forever him  ( ).

Anyway, in case some reader wishes to "recreate" the erased article of Onomaticus, I am going to add the full version of "Christian Berbers" written by him, as appears on Wikiwand ( ):



(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Estimates show that there are nearly half a million Christian Berbers, many living in a situation of diaspora in Western Europe and the Americas and nearly 300,000 living in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Ranging from Morocco to Libya.
Accomplished Christian Berbers include writers such as Martianus Capella. There were also Christian saints such as Cyprian, Roman popes such as Pope Victor I and even the Roman emperor Septimius Severus. Most of these figures appeared in a socio-cultural period of development in Roman Africa following the introduction of Christianity. Most of these figures are historical, and the Christians in North Africa do not have as much of a dominant community as they used to have in Roman times.

Notable Christian Berbers

Roman writers such as Terentius, Lactantius, Martianus Capella (previously mentioned), Marcus Cornelius Fronto, Apuleius and Tertullianus. Christian saints include Scillitan Martyrs, Cyprian, Victor Maurus, Saint Monica and Saint Augustine. Roman popes like Pope Victor I, Pope Miltiades, Pope Gelasius I. Roman emperors such as Septimius Severus, Macrinus and Emilianus were also Christian Berbers.
Christian Berber kings of exclusive Christian Berber realms known as the Romano-Berber states includes Masuna of Garmul or the Kingdom of Altava. They are known for making Christian jedars and mausoleums such as the "Tomb of the Christians" near Caesarea (also known as the Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania).



The first record of Christians in Africa is a document known as the "Acts of the Martyrs scillitans" dating from 180 AD. This documents a dozen Christian (known as Scillitan Martyrs) in a village of Africa Proconsularis, which is yet to be named, in front of the proconsul of Africa.
The major figures in early Christian North Africa was Tertullian, (born of pagan parents; a Roman centurion father and possibly a Romanised Berber mother) who joined the Christian community in Carthage in 195 AD and became close to the local administrative elite, who protected him from pagan repression against his religion. After becoming a priest, he argued in his early writings that Christianity should be recognized as a legitimate religion by the Roman Empire.
"African Christianity" grew in followers after Tertullian found a way to merge Christianity with popular Berber life through religious doctrine. This would conflict with the Roman institutions promoting pagan worship at the time. The most major cause of anger between the two sides was the refusal of Christians to serve in the Roman army. For Tertullian Christians joining the army and killing opponents, hence violating the sixth commandment, was a great dilemma.
The Romans began to persecute early Christians as they were hence endangering the Roman Empire by refusing military service (this period was a time of dire need for more soldiers). Tertullian provoked the authorities until they lead to killing Christians, making them martyrs.
It is a known fact the African Church began with martyrdom. Tertullian later wrote about the rapid growth of Christianity among Africans, it had spread across North Africa to eventually reach peoples south and southeast of the Aures mountains. Around the year 200 AD there was a violent attack at Carthage and in provinces held by the Romans against Christians. This was the persecution in which St. Perpetua died, which we know of form the writings of Tertullian. Despite persecution, Christinaity did not cease to expand. Christian epitaphs were found at Sour el Ghozlane in 227 AD and Tipasa at 238.
By the third century there was a substantial Christian population in Africa. It consisted not only of the poor but also those of the highest rank. A council held in Carthage around the year 220 attracted 18 bishops from Numidia. By the middle of the third century, another was held which was attended by 87 bishops.
Though at this time the African Church suffered a crisis. Emperor Decius published an edict to persecute Christians further. Bishops followed by their whole communities were planned to be executed. Many people had already bought certificates of apostasy for money, so much that they believed they could command the church by the law, and demand their restoration to communion. A lot of controversy was seen at this period.

Conflict between Catholics and Donatists

When Constantine arose to power the African Church had become torn apart by heresies and controversies. Catholics and Donatists conflicted for power in a violent way. In 318 Constantine deprived Donatists of churches, most of which had been taken from Catholics. The Donatists were so numerous that this could not stop them and a Donatist council held at Carthage in 327 AD was attended by 270 bishops.
Attempts by Constantius II at reconciliation only lead to armed repression. Gratus, the Primate of Carthage, declared in 349 that "God has restored Africa to religious unity." However, with Emperor Julian's accessiion in 361 and his permission to allow all religious exiles back to their homes, the African Church saw more troubles. Donatist bishops were centered around a seceded see in Carthage opposed to orthodox bishops. One act of violence followed another and bred new conflicts. Opatus, Bishop of Milevi, wrote works combating the sect. St. Augustine, converted at Milan, returned to his home land.
Paganism was no longer a menace to the church. In 399 AD temples were closed in Carthage. From 390 to 430, the Councils of Carthage discussed with Donatists, gave sermons, homilies and scriptural commentaries persisted almost without stop. Augustine had managed to train clergy and instruct the faithful that Christianity was now strong in Africa.
In 412 the Council of Carthage condemned Pelagianism. Donatism, and Semi-Pelagianism were done away with at a time which changed the history and destiny of the African Church. There was Conflict between Carthage and Rome on how the African Church would be run when Apiarius of Sicca appealed his excommunication to Rome and thus challenged Carthage.

Vandal Invasion

Count Boniface summoned the Vandals to Africa in 426 AD, and by 429 the invasion was complete. The Vandals conquered many cities and provinces. 9 years after Augustine died in 430, during the siege of Hippo, king Geiseric of the Vandals took Carthage. The Vandals were Arians. They established their Arianism and set about destroying Catholicism.
Churches surviving the invasion were to be transferred to the Arians or closed to public worship. This was only stopped briefly when Emperor Zeno intervened and made an agreement with Geiseric that the Catholics be allowed to choose a bishop. This was in 476. By 484 Hunneric, the new king following the death of Geiseric, passed an edict which made matters much worse. The Christians of Africa did not display much resistance to this persecution, even in this terror, as writer Victor of Vita has told us.
Later in the Vandal rule in Africa, St. Fulgentius, Bishop of Ruspe, managed to influence the princes of the Vandal dynasty, who had become more Roman and Byzantine in culture. The Vandal monarchy, which had lasted for nearly a century, was also dwindling in power.
The Vandals permitted the creation of some Romano-Berber states at their borders, but were later conquered by the Byzantine Empire, which established and African prefecture, later the Exarchate of Carthage. At this point some paganism was still worshipped in the Atlas mountains despite the strong Christian influence in Africa. Pope Gelasius I was able to convert the pagans of the Aures who became the most loyal Christians who ended up defending Romanised north-western Africa to the death with their queen Kahina during the Muslim invasion centuries later.

Romano-Berber States

The "Neo-Latin" states in North Africa are called so as they are post-Roman. They were no longer under Roman Empire authority and Byzantine rule in Africa was collapsing. Their culture was a special form of Latin mixed with the local Berber language and the Christian religion.
The Christians living there initially followed a Christian sect previously mentioned known as Donatism. By the 6th century they only existed within communities of Berber Christians. The Christian kings of the Romano-Berber states left Djeddars.
The Byzantines had never managed to conquer land far from Carthage, leaving these states alone for much of their development.
The African Church was in decline. The Byzantine invasions had not given it any more of a base it had during the Vandal rule. The church was ridden with those who had failed their duties and those involved in fruitless and petty theological debates. Pope Gregory the Great attempted to send priests to Africa to help deal with this issue. The priest Hilarus became a papal legate and had authority over African Bishops, he reminded them of their duty and instructed them. He had managed to help restore peace, unity and discipline among the African Church.
Justinian also helped strengthen the Romano-Berber's Christian elements by establishing Christian centers such as the one in Septem.

Arab Invasion

This new revival of Christianity did not last long. The Arabs, who had conquered Egypt, were on their way to Berber Africa. In 647 the Caliph Othman ordered and attack on North Africa, and gained a victory at Sbeilta against Byzantine and Christian Berber armies. He only withdrew when payed a large ransom. The African church remained loyal to Pope Martin around the time frame of 649 to 655 in his conflicts with the Byzantine Emperor. The last few decades of the 7th century saw the fragments of Byzantine Africa fall into Arab hands.
Many Berber tribes converted to Islam without resistance. Carthage fell in 695. In 698 major capitals in the Berber states were taken, one was completely destroyed, half the inhabitants were killed and the eest enslaved, erasing the main center of Greco-Roman influence in the Maghreb.
North Africa was eventually conquered in 709 by the Islamic Umayyad Caliphate, by this time Christianity in Africa was to be ended for several centuries. The church was fragmented and still suffering from the aftermath of fragmentation and the so-called Donatist heretics. A few pockets of Christian rule existed for several centuries.

After the Arab Conquest

Christians in North Africa still existed even in the 9th century. Though they were no longer numerous, they were mainly found in major towns. Paradoxically the Christians who survived were those who had been the weakest worshipers, those in Morocco, mainly because the Muslim invaders left them alone and they were unfazed by the Vandal and Byzantine invasions.
The main Christians were centered around Volubilis, their influence never stretched much past Tangier and Ceutra. However, from the 7th century onwards they were administered by a council of Christians with Latin names. They were open to Christians fleeing Arab invasion. An 8th-century manuscript mentions a Christian overseer at Tangier, and by 833 the church in Ceuta still had an Overseer. In 986, geographer el-Bekri found a Christian community with a metting hall at Tlemcen in Algeria. Brief Latin inscriptions still existed at the end of the 10th century in En-Ngila, Libya, and even as late as the mid-eleventh century in Kairouan.
Even by the 11th century letters were still being written to Christian leaders in North Africa; these letters were in Latin, showing evidence for the survival of that language among Romano-Berbers.
The Overseer in Gummi (Mahdiya), Tunisia, mentioned a good-sized Christian community existing in around 1053 at Ourgla. The traces of Christianity had become so sparse, though. By the mid-eleventh century, there were no more than 5 Overseers in the whole of North Africa, 20 years later there were only 2. An Overseer was chosen at Hippo in 1074 but was sent to Rome by the Muslim governor. Three needed Overseers could not be found in Africa. By 1114 there was one Overseer in Bejaia, Algeria.
Christian communities still existed even up until the 12th century. There is evidence of religious pilgrimages after 850 AD until the eleventh century to the tombs of Christian saints outside Carthage. There was also evidence of contact with Christians in Muslim Spain. The Christian Berbers of Tunis had contact with Rome, as they were able to implement new calendar reforms not possible without said contact.

Norman Rule

In 1135–1155 a Norman kingdom of Africa existed in coastal Tunisia and the Christians there were protected. The Christian community, mostly servile and enslave, benefited from Roger II's rule and even grew when some Italian Christians moved there. The Christian bishop Cosmas of Mahdia went to Rome in 1145 and was confirmed by Pope Eugene III. He also visited his new sovereign in Palermo. Cosmas returned to Africa "a free man". But in 1156–1160 the Almohads reconquered the region. The small Christian Berber community was attacked and disappeared. Some small communities still existed in southern Tunisia and western Tripolitania.
Only the small island of Tabarka in northern Tunisia remained in Christian hands until the beginning of the Renaissance, as it was the property of the Republic of Pisa.

Reintroduction of Christianity

Christianity was finally made a mainstream religion when the Roman Catholic Church was reintroduced by the French following their conquest. The diocese of Algiers was established in 1838. In 1685 some Protestants were already in Tunis, while the Vicariate apostolic of Tunis was reestablished in 1843. Around 1930 there was again a huge community of Christian Berbers, after decolonization and today the Maghreb only has around 1% of its population as Christians with minorities only making up 5% of the population at most in areas like Kabylie in Algeria.
Well known Christian Berbers include Malika Oufkir, a Moroccan writer, daughter of General Mohamed Oufkir.


The Roman town of Capsa, now modern day Gafsa in Tunisia was conquered by Rome in 106 BC and made a colonia and municipium by Trajan. It grew in importance as can be seen in the Roman baths that were 4 meters deep and the recently discovered mosiacs. During the decades of Septimius Severus the town had more than 300,000 inhabitants and was a key important commercial center of the Roman limes in Africa.
Although Capsa was conquered by the Vandals, it soon became independent and the capital of the newly found Romano-Berber kingdom in the 6th century up in a Byzantine invasion.
Under the Byzantines the city was the capital of the Btzantine province Byzacena and enjoyed a period of economic revival. General Solomon build in 540 a new city wall name the city "Capsa-Justiniana".
When the Arab Oqba Ibn Nafi conquered Capsa in 688 he faced fierce resistance from the Berbers, after the Arab conquest it however subsequently lost importance to the Muslim founded Kairouan.
Christians living there still were considered Romanised Berbers and continued to speak an African Latin as part of their language and remained loyal to the Christian religion.
Capsa is the last place in North Africa where speakers of African Romance could be found in the thirteenth century, and Christianity was found there for another century, worshiped in the Roman pools of the old ruins. Christians moved towards Capsa and its surroundings around the 10th century, strengthening its position.
In 1135 to 1155 the Normans conquered Capsa and proected the Christians there for a few years until the Muslim Almohads reconquered the city.
In the second half of the fifteenth century, the Roman humanist Paolo Pompilio noted the territory of Gafsa was populated by a land of small villages in which the inhabitants spoke a "Latinity". Berber Christians continued to live there until the 15th century, while they didn't recognize the new Catholicism of the Renaissance Roman Papacy. This would perhaps deny them support from other Christian powers.
The Berber Christians of Roman Mauretania's Septem seem to have been assimilated into the Christianity of nearby Spain. Septem was another pocket of Christianity left over from the Roman period.
In the first quarter of the fifteenth century, the native Christians of Tunis, even though they were heavily assimilated into Islam in various aspects, extended their church, as the last Christians from all over the Maghreb were gathered there. This is the last reference to native Christianity in North-West Africa; Tunis and Capsa seemed to be the last Christian citadels for over fourteen hundred years of continuous Christianity. Native Christianity was assimilated into Islam, and it died out all over the Maghreb.


Last but not least, I want to ask the reader: what is wrong with the above article? why wiki admins attack the article arguing that it is not well written or referenced? .....Sincerely, I personally think the article is a lot better of many others on Wikipedia.....

And finally allow me to repeat that this lack of justice for Onomaticus is similar to what suffered Brunodam in 2007:

"....Two relatives from Italy came to spend a summer in 2007 at Brunodam's house in south Florida. They spent some months posting with him on Salerno topics on the Italian Wikipedia from his home (using his same modem, of course). An Italian wiki admin did not believe that they were 3 different persons and blocked them: they offered to send their passports & identifications and talk by phone to show that they were not the same persons, but he kept blocking them. Brunodam then got enraged and "hinted" that he was thinking of getting help from an attorney in order to defend himself from these offensive accusations.......and suddenly he got BANNED FOREVER! No possibility of defending himself, and the same happened for his 2 relatives who got astonished by all this. Brunodam wrote even to Jimbo (, but he got always blocked and blocked and blocked and blocked every tentative of communication...."

Sincerely, Wikipedia needs to get rid of admins at the low level of college students....and even of mafia-related ones like Vito and his gang! BTW, the "stinky" Vituzzu is back with his uncivil tricks of pushing others to fight for him. Here it is his last post to Tokyiogirl79:
"@Tokyogirl79: sorry for being late, basically BDA edits mostly from a country, sometimes from another one, this user edits from third (apparently unrelated) country, this second user is likely to be this one, dunno if he acts as a meatpuppet. --Vituzzu (talk) 14:23, 29 July 2015 (UTC)".

In other words, the Mafioso Vito wants to attack user:115ash ( and "uses" the college girl to obtain a ban of this honest user (accusing him to be a meatpuppet of Onomaticus, or even to be "likely" a sockpuppet of him).......WHAT A SHAME!