Anders Breivik – the mass murderer who claimed to be a Knight Templar – has been sentenced today by a Norwegian court to 21 years in prison for the massacre of 77 people in Oslo and the island of Utoya last July. This slaying was inspired by his warped views on multi-culturalism and Islam, which he posted online in the form of a rambling manifesto that invoked the Knights Templar. As I’ve argued vociferously here before – and been quoted on the Huffington Post – Breivik was no Knight Templar. Frankly, how dare he sully the name of this medieval order with his psychotic one-man acts.
For American readers, what Breivik did was on the same level as the Oklahoma bombing – it was cold calculated and resulted in the deaths of innocent young people. When he went to Utoya, it was to shoot up a summer camp for teenagers who were members of the Norwegian Labour Party‘s youth movement. I’m afraid to say that in my experience, Breivik is not the only person on the far right who claims the Templar mantle – I’ve come cross others – but hopefully he’s the only one who would resort to such barbarism.
- Security Services, society and Templar Knights blasphemed by Breivik (english.ruvr.ru)
- Breivik anniversary today – a grim date (thetemplarknight.com)