Like many groups and individuals whose (bizarre?) hobby is monitoring far right pages on social media we spotted a new kid on the block in 2014 – the Knights Templar International. The Facebook page was a strange mix of ads for clothing (from the Patriot Store, more on that later), Islamaphobia, ads to join the order and click bait. From the outset we were suspicious of the page and suspected the involvement of James Dowson, ex Orangeman, BNP and Britain First. The hallmarks of Dowson’s involvement were all over the KTI page. The usual click bait posts, ‘Share if you are against animal cruelty’, ‘Share if you respect our armed forces’ and post after post espousing a pro-life agenda.
And of course the cross posting between KTI and the Britain First Facebook page.
And the infamous email from Britain First leader Paul Golding asking people (in sensitive careers who cannot openly support the party, make of that what you will) to join KTI.
Dowson having claimed before this that he had quit Britain First in disgust at their Mosque invasions (which consisted of Golding and his Blackshirts forcing their way into a Mosque during the quietest period and then harassing elderly Imams).
And yet here he is at the Britain First Conference in 2015 (billed as a ‘guest’ speaker and not the power behind the throne that he really is). Jim was also at a Britain First march in 2015, whizzing around in his merchandise van (which says everything about the man).
Also pictured (right) is one Imre Teglasy (more on him later).
Not anything to do with Britain First though:
But actual proof of Dowson involvement remained elusive until we discovered a video from a Russian television report where Dowson admitted to being KTI.
The video was made during the International Conservative Forum held in St Petersburg, Russia (for conservative insert ‘Far Right’ the participants). Also at the forum was a certain Nick Griffin, Jim Dowson’s old boss at the BNP (more on that later).
KTI covered this ‘Mission’ to Russia extensively…then strangely deleted all the posts…
The officials that KTI had there being Dowson and Griffin, Griffin of course attending in his role as Vice President of the Alliance for Peace and Freedom.
Jim’s full speech there can be viewed here. Worth noting is how he keeps describing Britain First as his party, boasting about its social media reach etc. even though he was supposed to have quit in disgust at the Mosque Invasions.
KTI Novus Ordo Militiae Limited, the business.
So we had proof that KTI was Dowson, but was there anything else to link him to KTI?
Funnily enough the director of KTI Nom is one Marian Thomas (also ex-BNP), who just happens to be Jim Dowson’s sister in law.
Who also just happens to be the director of the Patriot Society (inc: the Patriot Store, LionheatGB).
The Patriot Store… original domain registered by James Dowson using his (defunct) UK Life League ‘charity’…
But of course KTI are nothing to with LionheartGB or the Patriot Store…
Recent marketing email from LionheartGB, note both Patriot Store mentioned and the sender address:
Jimbo still nothing to do with the Patriot Store/LionheartGB though, even though he has the same solicitor who sends out the same quasi legal threatening letters if you have the temerity to go up against him.
These coincidences keep mounting up, still waiting for our letters Jim.
And not forgeting his old mate and English Democrat party leader Robin Tillbrook:
Now why would KTI be bothered about a group opposed to Britain First? (redacted name not EBF). Tillbrooks being Britain First’s solicitor by the way…
Worth noting here is the recent Advertising Standards Authority ruling against KTI, where, basically, they lied about a
Christian Family under threat from ISIS in order to solicit donations (another ASA ruling against the con men at KTI and another here).
Edit: link redacted as KTI, trying to cover their tracks have deleted all mention from their website, although it can still be found with cached versions and in their ‘Crusader’ magazine.
KTI and Nick Griffin.
You would think that after the acrimonious departure of Dowson from the BNP (and BNP members fraud allegations against Dowson) that Nick Griffin would have washed his hands of Jim. But…
We already know that Griffin was at the fascist shin-dig in Russia at the same time as Dowson. But is there any evidence to link Griffin to KTI?
We first became suspicious of Griffin’s involvement with KTI when we noticed the similarities to KTI’s ‘Syria Mission’ posts and posts made on Nick Griffin’s Twitter account.
It must be noted here that Nick Griffin is a prominent member of the Alliance for Peace and Freedom (APF), a group currently being investigated by the European Union, and, his trip to Syria (which just happened to mirror KTI’s mission to Syria) was as a part of the APF group. Also worthy of note is the KTI claim of a meeting at the European Parliament, which again was the APF (with Fiore and Griffin). (more on Fiore)
But all of this could have been a coincidence, the same as Nick Griffin being pictured by KTI during their ‘Mission’ to the Hungarian border.
Also at the KTI Hungarian Border Mission was a mysterious pixellated figure, one of their Templars (pic taken from KTI website, since removed)
A quick reverse-image search revealed just who the mysterious Templar Knight was…
Purely by coincidence (obviously Jim has quit BF honest guv), Britain First were in Hungary at the same time.
But still no real proof that Griffin is KTI, even the usual cross posting could have been another coincidence…
And another weird coincidence…
Nice White Power symbol there Griffy
It looked like it would remain supposition that Griffin was KTI…until Griffin posted a picture of the KTI WordPress dashboard with himself logged in as Peter Mellows (blog writer on KTI website) on his British Unity Facebook page (post removed a few days later).
Yeah, we’re still laughing at that.
Peter Mellows, aka Nick Griffin KTI ‘Author’
Edit: Since this blog was released Peter Mellows has mysteriously disappeared, the cat is out of the bag Jimbo/Griffy…
Oh dear a KTI admin being banned for a post at the same time as Nick Griffin, note, Griffin also logged into This is England WordPress dashboard (another Dowson page).
Additional, 08/10/2016 Nick Griffin admits he is KTI on his VK account
And here’s Griffy again (April 2016) with the Serbian National Front with Teglasy.
Again APF . More on the Serb National Front here.
Video of his speech here
And the three Templarteers at a social after.
KTI in Eastern Europe.
The brave Knights Templar have been spending a lot of time in Hungary recently…
Even to the point of opening up a new ‘Priory’ and Hungarian chapter (actually an apartment in the Oktogon, Budapest address 24 Terez krt).
Edit: The new Priory being used as a venue for Teglasy and his pro-life lunacy (video and for adoption courses)
And here is the new KTI Chapter Grandmaster during his investiture, one Imre Teglasy …
Who just happens to be an old friend of James Dowson’s…
And a Pro Life advocate with the Alfa Allianz.
KTI have been running a number of ‘Missions’. Attending a ‘Population‘ (pro life – note links to Jobbik) conference… actually Teglasy and his Alfa Alliance group….
Which just happened to be attended by Teglasy, Dowson, Griffin and Edda Budaházy (more about her later) .
And the Knights Templar at another Pro Life demo in Hungary, again Teglasy, Edda and Dowson (video link)
Prague this time, 2 more Templars…Griffin and Teglasy (video link).
And in Serbia (actually the APF and Griffin, Tegalsy).
And again, this time in Vienna distributing Rape Kits (more on this later)…
All this seems relatively normal, barking mad to be sure, even the pixellated faces have been explained by KTI.
How brave eh?
But one has to wonder why they deny having links to other parties and businesses.
Even more odd when you look at the KTI Terms and Conditions.
This is where it gets murky…
Back to the KTI Rape Kit Mission in Vienna (actually Alpha Allianz and Jobbick – Novak Elod).
Here’s Teglasy at the demo …
Also with Teglasy is one Edda Budaházy, who was at the Hungarian pro life conference with Griffin and Dowson (she is also linked to the Hungarian Outlaws, more on that later)…
Edda Budaházy is the sister of Gyorgy Budaházy, currently on trial in Budapest for numerous acts of violence with Molotov cocktails. Budaházy has been imprisoned for various militant offenses since 2009.
Which is fair enough, you cannot choose your family. Yet KTI are championing Budaházy.
Worse Han Solo cosplay ever!
So via Griffin, KTI are linked to the Alliance of Peace and Freedom group, being investigated by the EU Parliament (for being fascists basically). Linked via Edda and Teglasy to Gyorgy Budaházy a far right extremist who they are championing as a one of their Templars). Are there any other links to extremist groups (other than Britain First)? Edit: Gyorgy Budaházy was found guilty and given a 13 year custodial sentence.
Well there are the Hungarian Outlaws .
The Hungarian Outlaws are a notorious Hungarian far right group, with a history of violence:
Whom KTI admit to having links to:
They also provide the security for Teglasy/KTI at their Pro Life Demos.
And who do we see pictured here with the Outlaws during a KTI pro-life ‘Mission?
Most recently Dowson has hooked up with another Hungarian neo-Nazi group, one that has already been banned once by the Hungarian Gov’t. Magyar Önvédelmi Mozgalom.
Interesting again how Dowson is once again outed as KTI.
And not really a bunch of Nazi’s these guys eh?
Worse pole dance EVER!
And they do love their guns.
And playing Rambo hunting refugees crossing the border.
And another far right link, and another claim by KTI that it was their representatives (again Griffin). This time Shipka Bulgarian National Movement (webpage).
These self styled paramilitaries have hit the headlines recently for their dubiously legal border patrols (a bunch of mainly skinhead men running around the forests of Bulgaria hunting refugees down video). Here we see ol’Griffy donning his camo gear before going out on patrol!
They love their guns too (Dowson has proven links already with an Ulster Unionist weapon smuggler).
And here are Dowson and Griffin dropping some KTI supplies off to the same paramilitary group 25/09/2016
Jimbo even has a starring role in this video, but he is not KTI honest.
Worse Action Man EVER!
Image from latest KTI email (Dowson has a conviction for firearm offence)
Of course Jimbo is not KTI, honest guv.
Some commentors believe that these nationalist groups are actually a Russian proxy.
So not linked to Britain First either…edit Mom told BF to do one lol
Remember how National Action were proscribed for having links to foreign fascist groups?
Nice bit of advertising eh Jim?
And here the not KTI, honest guv, Jimbo and Griffy pop up together again. This time in Serbia with the Red Zmaja and one Dejan Damnjanović The Sovereign Military Order of the Dragon!
Not sure what they actually do, as yet. Far right politically it seems and reviving the Order of the Dragon for Serbian nationalist reasons (bit like the “Templars”).
Should we be worried about the Knights Templar International and their links to extremists? Is KTI just another fake Templar group whose mission is to make money (via subscriptions and the selling of merchandise through the Patriot Store)? Or do they have a longer term political endgame in mind? We at IRBF will keep watching, and reporting.
Edit: KTI’s video would certainly suggest that they wish to set up underground paramilitary groups (most likely along the lines of Ulster Unionist with which Jim Dowson already has links). Although This is quite an old video, anyone with a knowledge of history will notice the word “Euskal”, It’s a propaganda video promoting the Basques separatists, ETA. But worth noting is the VII VII VII that keeps appearing on the video, 777 being a pan-European paramilitary group.
Could just be another marketing ploy though…
addendum: On the 26/05/2016 KTI on Facebook, for the first time, confirmed links to Jim Dowson (Video Here).
Operation Ark is the KTI (actually APF and Nick Griffin and also a certain Jack Sen and Arthur Kemp (again exBNP) via Project Nova Europa) ‘Mission’ to relocate Boers (read white people) from South Africa to Hungary, which is interesting as KTI claim that they will be starting a relocation service for ‘Patriots’ to Hungary (again championed by APF, Project Nova Europa).
You will have to be financialy independent though…
And again it just happens to be Nick ‘APF’ Griffin (Pic from Exposing Britain First):
And more Hungary, a pan European Defence Force (read Paramilitary) Custodela.
The mayor of the town in question and the Custodela head being one and the same (thank you to Exposing Britain First for this).
Victoria Derbshire Show BBC 07/02/2017 Video
No immigrants, unless you’re white obviously, eh Jimbo?
And of course Britain First just happen to be in Hungary as well now, with a new company.
Many people will have seen how KTI keep posting pictures of mercenaries fighting in Syria and claiming that they are Templars, in fact they are not (surprise, surprise).
Happens to be Timothy Scott, he of the car crash Pegida interview fame (video). And they are not happy KTI have stolen their image for personal gain.
A quick note, if you were wondering who the guy standing next to Jim Dowson was in one of the links (Pro Life).
It is Glen Robertson, KTI Grand Commander… according to their scrolls.
He usually just hangs around taking the photos…. (Edit, new Grand Commander a certain Sir McBride, another exBNP loon).
It was our pleasure to work with the Daily Mirror on this article:
In response to a NYT article on how KTI and Dowson used social media to try and influence the US election.
Nick Griffin responded on his Facebook page by confirming that he and Dowson are indeed KTI once again. And that they are the owners of the fake news sites mentioned.
Channel 4 News (ITN) have produced a report on how KTI manipulate with fake news.
James Dowson has now been kicked out of Hungary.
“James Dowson (pictured), a British citizen and far-right figure residing in Hungary, has been banned from the country, Hungarian newspaper Magyar Narancs reported Wednesday.
The Hungarian Interior Ministry issued a statement explaining that Dowson has been deemedpersona non grata upon the suggestion of TEK, Hungary’s anti-terror organization. Magyar Narancs reported that had it received information earlier saying Dowson was considered a threat to Hungarian national security.” Full article from the Budapest Beacon here:
“Budapest (AFP) – Hungary has declared British far-right figure Nick Griffin a “persona non grata” and barred him from the country, the interior ministry said Friday.
The announcement came two days after Budapest expelled James Dowson, another prominent British far-right activist with links to Griffin.” Full article here: