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Norwegian mass killer claims Greek among associates

Anders Behring Breivik’s, the Norwegian man who killed at least 93 people in his homeland on Friday, has claimed that a Greek man was among several people that met in 2002 to reform the Knights Templar.

The 32-year-old went on a shooting spree at an island summer camp and bombed central Oslo buildings occupied by Norway’s Labour-led government.

In a rambling, plagiaristic manifesto posted just before his killing spree began, Breivik says the Knights Templar, a medieval order of crusading warriors, lent modern renown by Dan Brown’s best-sellers, had been re-formed in London in 2002.

Two of the founding members were British extremists, who hosted the meeting, while one each came from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Russia, Norway and Serbia, Breivik writes, without naming them.

“The order is to serve as an armed Indigenous Rights Organization and as a Crusader Movement (anti-Jihad movement),» writes Breivik, now in police custody on terrorism charges.

In his manifesto, Breiviki writes that he believes the other «Knights Templar» are planning attacks similar to his.

Breivik is due to appear in court in Norway in Monday.