Charles Widmore Terrorist Connection?

I'm not entirely sure if this is a well known fact or if I'm just slower than others, but here it goes.

So today I was looking at old video recording on my T.V and I found a show called "Deadliest Warrior". They ended up talking about a terrorist named Charles Whitman who caused the death of 14 people and wounded 33 others. Now, I think I've heard of this before, but the name has never really made me think.

Charles Widmore's name is so similar to Charles Whitman's and I don't know whether or not this is a coincidence or if the writers did this on purpose, as Charles Widmore is basically portrayed as "The Bad Guy".

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