The Order of the Knights Templars has its roots in the crusades.
To some extent, we had explored it in our previous works, The New Masonic
Order (1995) and Global Freemasonry (2002). This order was originally
founded to fight for Christianity, but over time-as the Templars acquired
immense power, adopted heretical teachings, and established a capitalist
system based on material gain, their order fell afoul of the Church.
Rumors circulating about the Templars led to years of investigations,
revealing that the order was blasphemous and that it performed black magic
rituals, similar to today's satanic sects. The order was subsequently
declared unlawful. The Knights' liquidation and arrest arose from a joint
decision by the French King and the Pope. Some historians regard the Templars'
trial and subsequent liquidation as one of the most significant social
events of the Middle Ages.
the truly interesting part of the Knights Templars Saga began only after
the order was liquidated. According to the generally accepted view, the
order went underground, developing a deep animosity for monotheistic religions
and the Church in particular and, in the long-term, transmuted into the
organization known today as Freemasonry. The Masons' antireligious philosophy
and involvement in revolutions and political movements is a consequence
of their Templars ancestry.
In other words, the Knights Templars still survive in the
present, under the name of Freemasonry. Those who reach the highest degrees
of Masonry are granted Templar-inspired titles such as "Guardian of the
Temple." In the United States, some lodges that convene under the name
of the Knights Templar are affiliated with Masonry. Masonry, on the other
hand, continues the Templars' foremost tradition of opposing religion,
as well as being actively avaricious, now and again relying on extra-legal
methods similar to the Mafia's. Compelling examples-including the P2 Masonic
lodge and murders of Jack the Ripper-are scrutinized in this book's later
chapters. We will also investigate the Templar/Masons' Syndication's impact
on Turkey's recent history.
All this will demonstrate that accepted history facts, and
especially current developments, are not always what they appear to be;
and that behind processes and events thought to be developing naturally,
shadowy designs can be detected. As God reveals to us in the Qur'an (16:
45), those who "organize and propagate evil" are closer than we imagine-often,
in fact, nearby.
Masons reaching the highest degree, that of Grand Master, also receive
the title of Knights Templar. The above illustration shows the degrees
of Masonry, where the highest degree is equivalent to the "Order Knights