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Thursday, 28 July 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Jean Michel Mascherpa (Grand Master of the Grand Lodge ALPINA) strongly reaffirm that Freemasonry is firmly opposed to any fundamentalist
Gustavo Raffi (Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy) strongly condemned the massacre in Oslo, Norway
King Michael I of Romania: "We were greatly shocked and deeply saddened at the news of the unimaginable horrors that took place in Norway"
The Masonic Press Agency of Romania stated that "There is no way of talking about Breivik's membership to the Masonic Order"
"There is no way of talking about Breivik's membership to the Masonic Order. There is no Freemason in the world that could do something like that. Mr. Breivik is just an accident in the recent history of the Universal Masonic Order and our Craft will not forget this. The bad example of Mr. Breivik will remain in the living memory of our Craft as a negative, destructive and racist behavior of an extremist man.
It is sad that more than one such step of distancing and condemnation for this horrific act is not possible. What remains are faint and grief.
United Grand Lodges of Germany
We must emphasize that these odious and disgraceful acts are totally incompatible with the membership of Freemasonry.
It is with great sadness that we in the Danish Order of Freemasons have received the terrible message about the killing of many innocent human in Oslo and on the island Utøya.
It is a sad moment in Norway, and we send our deepest sympathy and thoughts to our Norwegian brothers and the Norwegian people - especially to the many who have lost a loved one.
Glory to the bereaved memory.
Danish Masonic Order
The Grand Lodge of Spain condemns the attack and underlines that Freemasonry is "contrary to fundamentalism"
In the same statement GLE has expressed "complete solidarity" with the Norwegian people, "especially felt" with the families and friends of the victims. In addition, GLE recalled the efforts of Freemasons in the struggle against fundamentalism, with "high cost in lives and deprivation of liberty."
"If something is the essence of a Freemason, if anything unites all Freemasons, whatever our language, our ideology or our religion is tolerance towards all human beings different from us," stated the Grand Lodge of Spain, sole Grand Lodges recognized as regular in pain by the United Grand Lodge of England.
Spanish Symbolic Grand Lodge: energetically condemns the terrible crimes committed by an individual in Norway
The Spanish Symbolic Grand Lodge energetically condemns the terrible crimes committed by an individual in Norway and disturbed bigot, whose madness has caused nearly a hundred victims.
GLSE deeply regrets that such a subject has been initiated by Freemasons at some point in their lives, and argues that the universal Freemasonry, whose principles are freedom, equality and fraternity, neither has nor can have nothing to do with ideas or the activities of this criminal, but someone made the mistake of allowing entry into our Brotherhood of free and tolerant.
The Order consists of 63 lodges of St. John (Iº – IIIº), 19 lodges of St. Andrew (IVº – VIº), three Steward lodges of 2. order (VII º), four Steward lodges of 1. order (VIIº – VIIIº), three Provincial lodges (VIIº – Xº), the Grand lodge (VIIº – XIIº) and one research lodge. The order is headquartered in Oslo, with a large building next to the Norwegian Parliament.
On its foundations in 1749, St Olaus was a pure lodge of St. John, a «blue lodge» practising the Craft degrees. In 1752 the lodge also gradually began to practise the high degrees of Rite of Strict Observance. The establishment of the rites was finished in 1762 and was practised in cooperation with the Copenhagen-lodges until 1782.
The rectified rite was introduced in Denmark and Norway in 1782. It was influenced by French Freemasonry and was less concerned with Christian institutions. Among other things, it removed the legend about the Knights Templars from the teachings. In 1818, St. Olaus became directed from the Swedish Grand lodge, and in 1819 it was transformed into a «blue lodge» of St. John practising the three Craft degrees since then.
He has now been excluded - the exclusion immediately effective. The exclusion reflects that the acts he is accused of having carried out, and the values that appear to have motivated them, are completely incompatible with what we stand for as an Order.
We build our activity on Christian and humanistic values and want our members to contribute to the promotion of charity, peace and goodness among all people. The police will of course get all the help and information we can give to contribute to the investigation.
Sovereign Grand Master
Norwegian Order of Freemasons
Who is Anders Behring Breivik?
According to Wikipedia, Breivik is a Norwegian citizen and the self-admitted perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks, in which he killed at least 76 people. Police and local media reports describe him as a nationalist and right-wing extremist. Breivik's militantly far-right ideology is outlined in an online 1,518-page manifesto 2083 – A European Declaration of Independence, posted on the day of the attacks under the anglicized pseudonym of Andrew Berwick. He also posted a resume of that declaration of independence.
His xenophobic Christian nationalist manifesto contains an array of political concepts including support for varying degrees of cultural conservatism, right-wing populism, anti-Islamization and "far-right Zionism"; and argues for the violent annihilation of Islam, Marxism, and multiculturalism from Europe.
The fanatic attack!
On 22 July 2011, Breivik went to Utøya island, the site of a Labour Party youth camp, posing as a police officer and then opened fire on the adolescents present, reportedly killing at least 68. He has also been linked with the bomb blasts which had taken place approximately two hours earlier in Oslo, killing at least 8. He was arrested on Utøya and is currently in police custody. Following his apprehension, Breivik was characterized by officials as being a right-wing extremist. The acting police chief, Sveinung Sponheim, said the suspect’s Internet postings "suggest that he has some political traits directed toward the right, and anti-Muslim views, but if that was a motivation for the actual act remains to be seen." Six hours before the attacks, Breivik posted a YouTube video urging conservatives to "embrace martyrdom" and showing himself wearing a compression garment and pointing an assault rifle.
Freemason and Templar?
He is/was a member of the Norwegian Masonic Order, the Grand Lodge admitted by the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) as sole Regular Grand Lodge in Norway.
During interrogation, Breivik claimed membership in an "international Christian military order" that "fights" against "Islamic suppression". This order allegedly is called the "Knights Templar" and, according to his manifesto, has between fifteen and eighty "ordinated knights" besides an unknown number of "civilian members".
The order, whose full name is the "Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici" or PCCTS, is said to have been established in London in April, 2002, as a "re-founding" of the twelfth-century crusading order. The new organisation supposedly was established to take political and military control of Western Europe, with its members being armed as an "anti-Jihad crusader-organisation".
It reportedly was established by nine men: two Englishmen, a Frenchman, a German, a Dutchman, a Greek, a Russian, a Norwegian, and a Serb. The main initiator apparently was the Serb, whom Breivik claims to have visited in Liberia and whom he referred to as a "war hero". Breivik said that his own code name was "Sigurd Jorsalfar" (recalling the twelfth-century Crusader, King Sigurd I of Norway) and that his "mentor" was "Richard Lionheart". Breivik asserted that Norway had "4,848 traitors" who had to die.
According to a recent news of Wall-Street the Norwegian Government wants to chage him with "crimes against humanity". Even though Breivik wanted to have the press during his trial, the Norwegian authorities dined him that. For the moment he remains in arrest for eight weeks and during his temporary detention he will be judged by Oslo's courts. If he will be sentenced to jail, and he will be, Breivik will receive a maximum of 21 years sentence in jail.
Monday, 25 July 2011
Friday, 22 July 2011
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Grand Master Guy Arcizet (Grand Orient of France) visited Armenia and the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial for the Victims of Armenian Genocide
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Saturday, 2 July 2011