Mexico: The Knights Templar, Violence and Norway

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!

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