The article continues with:
"The messages, appearing in state capital Morelia and several other towns, said the new gang would take over from the mysterious La Familia cartel,
including its "altruistic activities."
Article source: news.ninemsn.com.au...
The La Familia Cartel was hardly "altruistic" in the traditional meaning of the word.
A little about this formerly active cartel:
"Faith-based cartel La Familia cartel is sometimes described as quasi-religious since its leaders, Moreno González and Méndez Vargas, refer to their
assassinations and beheadings as "divine justice" and that they may have direct or indirect ties with devotees of the New Jerusalem religious
movement, which is noted for its concern for justice issues."
"La Familia’s boss and spiritual leader Nazario Moreno González, (a.k.a.: El Más Loco or The Craziest One) has published his own 'bible',
and a copy seized by Mexican federal agents reveals an ideology that mixes evangelical-style self help with insurgent peasant slogans. Moreno
González, who was killed on 9 December 2010, seems to have based most of his doctrine on the work by a Christian writer John Eldredge. The
Mexican justice department stated in a report that Gonzalez Moreno has made Eldredge's book Salvaje de Corazón (Wild at Heart) required reading for
La Familia gang members and has paid rural teachers and National Development Education (CONAFE) to circulate Eldredge's writings throughout the
Michoacán countryside. An idea central to Eldredge's message is that every man must have "a battle to fight, a beauty to rescue and an
adventure to live."
"La Familia has been known to be unusually violent. Its members use murder and torture to quash rivals, while building a social base in the
Mexican state of Michoacán. It is the fastest-growing cartel in the country’s drug war and is a religious cult-like group that celebrates family
values. In one incident in Uruapan in 2006, the cartel members tossed five decapitated heads onto the dance floor of the Sol y Sombra night
club along with a message that read: "The Family doesn’t kill for money. It doesn’t kill women. It doesn’t kill innocent people, only those who
deserve to die. Know that this is divine justice.""
So we now have the "Knights Templar" cartel emerging as
La Familia's replacement.
Should be interesting to see how many people this new
cartel will assassinate or behead......
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edit on 3/10/2011 by manta78 because: (no reason given)