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EDL Financer Is Breivik’s “Perfect Knight”: Ray

Accused: EDL financer Alan Lake is Breivik's "perfect knight," claims Paul Ray.

The “perfect knight” Norwegian terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik said he met at a 2002 London initiation ceremony of the Knights Templar is English Defence League financier and political controller Alan Lake, according to a self-proclaimed “founding father” of the group.

“[....] Now the penny has finally dropped on who the most likely person is, who ‘Richard’ the English mentor of Anders Breivik is,” writes English Defence League founder Paul Ray, on his blog Lionheart UK. “EDL’s financier and political controller Alan Lake.”

As previously reported, Breivik wrote in a 1,500-page manifesto he released before going on Friday’s killing spree that he met a man he calls Richard and describes as a “perfect Knight” at the April 2002 meeting in London.

“The order is to serve as an armed Indigenous Rights Organisation and as a Crusader Movement,” Breivik wrote, claiming that group consisted of a handful of “successful entrepreneurs, business or political leaders” from the European right.

The writings prompted Scotland Yard to launch a probe into possible British accomplices of the terrorist attack, which killed 76.

Paul Ray

Ray, who calls himself one of “the founding fathers” of the right-wing English Defence League, and was arrested three years ago for “inciting racial hatred” with his blog. He writes under the penname “Lionheart,” named after King Richard I, who earned the name Lionheart for commanding armies as a teenager during the Third Crusade.

Anti-Jihadist blog The Gates of Vienna wrote sympathetically about Ray on December 29, 2009, listing him as one of the “Heroes of the Counterjihad.”

The UK Daily Telegraph identified Ray as the blogger Lionheart on Monday. Ray denied any involvment in right-wing politics, knowing Breivik or even writing a blog. When reporters showed him a picture of himself with the caption “Lionheart,” Ray replied, “that isn’t me.”

Possibly scared that he would be pinned as the “Richard” praised by Breivik in his manifesto, Ray has sought to condemn the terrorist killings and distance himself from any percieved associatations with the accused.

Paul Ray at the Temple Mount

“I might be a Christian fundamentalist who has a deep dislike for Islamic fundamentalism who looks to Templarism as an example, but anyone who knows me knows that I personally would play no part in such inhumane savagery that has no place in the civilised world,” Ray wrote on Monday night.

Ray lays out  a full indictment of Alan Lake on his blog, posting video links to a speech the right-winger gave in Norway back in October 2009, and an interview he gave “for a documentary there which puts him clearly at the scene of the crime.”

“Not only that, his [Lake's] murderous ideals are there for all to see when he says that he would execute those who believe in sharia law,” Ray writes, providing linkage to prove his accusation.

“All arrows point towards Alan Lake, and all circumstantial evidence points towards Alan Lake,” Ray claims.

Ray’s accusation may also be a bit of payback. In the blog post, Ray claims Lake usurped power from him “as soon as my back was turned and I was out of the Country [sic]” and changed the direction of the group into a more destructive one.

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  1. ADW says

    Except Paul Ray and Alan Lake are not in the EDL. They were kicked out… Opps. You seem to be printing rubbish.

    • NewsGuy says

      Were they memebers in April 2002? Oops…

    • Phillip Gillip says

      Kicked out? The EDL has no formal membership system – which makes it very convenient when EDLers do things which make them look bad; the EDL just deny they have anything to do with them!

      Similar to how EDLers deny they are anything to do with the EDL when they get arrested at demos… a membership system would be a PR disaster for them.

      • trinovante says

        This nutter was not a member,end of you bloody fool,he lived in NORWAY!!
        Flip side of your pathetic post is this,no Muslim can speak for Islam and 99.9% of Muslim terror attacks are not condoned by most Muslim’s,unless you look at Islamic media outlets that is??

        As for arrest’s at our demo’s,would you like to go into arrest’s at left wing demo’s,funny how you are not “left wing”when arrested,tell me,all the damage and violence that was caused at the student riots,who’s members were they?
        IDIOT,god i hope i did not pay for your un education.

  2. Andrea Muhrrteyn says

    Norway v. Breivik/Berwick: Application to Chief Justice Tore Schei ITO Article 85: Treason

    Application in terms of Article 85 of Norwegian Constitution, as laid down on 17 May 1814 by the Constituent Assembly at Eidsvoll and subsequently amended, most recently on 20 February 2007: Any person who obeys an order the purpose of which is to disturb the liberty and security of the Storting is thereby guilty of treason.

  3. Evangelist Daniele says

    Paul Ray (Paul Cinato) Lionheart, is the orignal founder of EDL which when he formed this group was totally non-facist. All though Paul is very radical and fundamental in his Christian view-points, he is by no means a racist and would condone any violence. He withdrew from the EDL membership because of their connections to racist & political groups and football hooligans who make up for the hard-core majority of members of the EDL. Most of the ‘Mig Crew’ – Luton’s football hooligan firm are active members. They are the ones who have completely changed Paul Ray’s (Lionheart’s) original plans for the English Defence League as a non-racist Christian group into what it has become now – a new BNP!!!

  4. Ian says

    The cocaine-taking, convicted hooligan in charge of the EDL was quick to say that their Facebook group size represented a lot of support. That Breivik was a fan on Facebook was dismissed, in that ‘not everyone on Facebook is a real fan’. Hmm.

    Otherwise, on Facebook is this excellent group: Christians against the EDL http://www.facebook.com/groups/203689292996690/

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