Does hand sign made by Merkel, May and now Juncker prove there is a secret EU illuminati?
SPECULATION is mounting there is a secret society within the EU after senior figures were snapped making the same masonic-style hand signal.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 | UPDATED: Mon, Jul 25, 2016
By JON AUSTIN
European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker was the latest EU bigwig to be photographed “giving the code” after he was snapped with his hands in the rhombus shape – known as a Merkel Diamond – while talking to Queen Mathilde of Belgium and King Philippe of Belgium during the Te Deum mass at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday.
It comes after new British Prime Minster Theresa May was pictured separately making the same hand gesture earlier this month.
German chancellor Angela Merkel has been snapped so many times making the shape, which involves pressing the thumbs and index fingers together to create a diamond, that her name was added to its official description.
Mrs May was snapped imitating the ‘Merkel diamond’ while giving a speech outside the Palace of Westminster on July 11.
Conspiracy theory website illuminatiRex lists the diamond sign as number one out of a top-ten of illuminati signs, with Mrs Merkel given her own section for doing it in reverse, in what it describes as the Merkel Raute.
And on the conspiracy theory forum run by David Icke, the significance of the Merkel Diamond, which has been used in political poster campaigns, has been discussed.
A senior forum member with the user name Posidon posted: “I don’t know if any one even notice the Angela Merkel famous hand sign?
“I found today a new picture of it in my local newspaper, and I found curious that they use her hand sign in a political campaign.
“They call it the famous ‘diamond’.
“Diamond they say? So I ask, is every one asleep these days?
“Just the first time I saw the image, I noticed it is not a diamond at all, plus the way she placed her fingers (which is not even easy) unless you really want them to be that way does not resemble a diamond at all, but a Masonic symbol of the compass and square.
“Is every one asleep? No one sees and talks about these things, is it not evident enough?”
When Mrs May used the symbol this month, Twitter users immediately drew comparisons between May and Merkel and questioned the significance of the “code”.
Politician Memet Killic, from Germany’s Green Party, wrote: “Merkel now has found a hand gesture competitor in Theresa May.”
Garion Coyote took a further dig at Mrs May by replying: “Both can compete for the s***test hairstyle among heads of state.”
And journalist Tilo Jung compared her to Ms Merkel’s closest ally. He branded her the “British version of Thomas de Maiziere on crack”.
But, Ms Merkel, who has led the Christian Democratic Union party for 16 years, explained the reason she makes the unusual gesture in a 2013 interview, and denied there was anything sinister behind it.
She told a German magazine: “There was always the question, what to do with your arms, and that’s how it came about. It contains a certain symmetry.”
Other famous faces including Gordon Brown, the Duchess of Cornwall and Recep Tayyip Erdogan have also been spotted making the ‘Merkel diamond’.