Bloggings by boz points out that the criminal organization the ‘Knights Templar’ is present in Mexico and that “the killer in Norway's shocking massacre last week also considered himself a member of the Knights Templar”. He adds: “I doubt anyone thinks these two groups are linked. […] Yet, it raises the question of what makes violent ideologues and criminals search the past for inspiration? And what makes two groups so far apart find that inspiration in the Knights Templar?”
I think it is essential to clarify that these “Caballeros templarios” cartel (translated as Knights Templar) are definitely not the same to the alleged group mentioned by the Norwegian mass murderer/terrorist. There is an ironic tone in the post you link to. The coincidence is sad but it should be emphasised it is most obviously a coincidence and nothing more.
Yes Ernesto, you are right, and he says that in the post: “I doubt anyone thinks these two groups are linked. It’s just a coincidence that they use the same name”
Thank you for highlighting that!