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Vikernes: ‘Neo-Nazi’ Musician Linked to Anders Breivik in French Terror Arrest

Vikernes was convicted in 1994 of stabbing a man to death in Oslo and burning down several churches

Vikernes was convicted in 1994 of stabbing a man to death in Oslo and burning down several churches

Vikerenes, a convicted killer has been arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack in France.

‘Neo-Nazi’ musician Vikernes in French terror arrest


A Norwegian musician with links to mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has been arrested in France on “suspicion he was preparing a major terrorist act”.

The French interior ministry said Kristian “Varg” Vikernes constituted “a potential threat to society”.

He was arrested in central France after his wife bought four rifles.

Vikernes, described by French officials as a neo-Nazi, had in the past received a copy of a manifesto from Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011.

Breivik planted a bomb in central Oslo and went on a shooting spree on the nearby island of Utoeya in July 2011. He was imprisoned for the maximum 21-year term last year.

An official at the Paris Prosecutor Office said Breivik sent a copy of a manifesto setting out his ideology to Vikernes, who is also a convicted murderer.

The official said: “There were several suspicions that made the services fear he could possibly carry out a violent act.”

Legal permit

Kristian Vikernes was arrested along with his wife, a French national, in Correze, a region in central France.

Police sources said officers were searching their home for weapons and explosives.

Officials say Vikernes’ wife had a legal firearms permit when she bought the four rifles.

Vikernes, a black-metal musician and writer known as Varg, was convicted in 1994 of stabbing a man to death in Oslo and burning down several churches.

He was released in 2009 and moved to France with his wife and three children.

On his website, Vikernes discusses Breivik’s manifesto, but also criticises him for killing innocent Norwegians.

Breivik’s 1,500-page manifesto outlined his planned crusade against Muslims, who he said “were taking over Europe and could only be defeated through a violent civil war”.


Kristian ‘Varg’ Vikernes founded the one-man music project called “Burzum” in the early 1990s, which soon became a fixture of Norway’s black metal scene.

The word “burzum” means “darkness” in the Black Speech, a fictional language crafted by JRR Tolkien.

“In 1991, 18-year-old guitarist Varg Vikernes founded one of Norwegian black metal’s most important bands upon a simple, yet powerful, platform: to bring darkness into the world,” the magazine Guitar World wrote in 2010 after interviewing him.

But he soon became involved in violent crime. In 1992, he took part in the arson of at least three churches in Norway.

The following year, he stabbed to death his friend, fellow Norwegian guitarist Oeystein “Euronymous” Aarseth whom he played with in the black metal band Mayhem.

Vikernes was given Norway’s maximum 21-year sentence and released from prison in 2009 after serving 16 years.

Since then he has continued releasing music and writing.

Through his writings he promotes what he calls “Odalism”, an ideology based on the idea that White Europeans should re-adopt “native European values”.

It includes racism, anti-Semitism and elements of ethnic European paganism.


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  • bboy_blue

    But he has a beard. He must be a Muslim. Right?

  • Reynardine

    Too bad, indeed, because then his family tree might have branched.

  • Reynardine

    This is an aside, but did you take that picture? I really like it.

  • Solid Snake

    It is a sad and unfortunate situation. I just wish that some of the people who are constantly yammering on about oppression in the Mid East and justice for Women shed their facade of being impartial or objective. This goes for many prominent organizations, the media, and many Western governments. The Genocide of Muslims in Burma is a prime example. The Marwa el-Sherbini case is also another example. It only shows that bias, double standard, and perhaps even hate exist against/of Arab and Muslim cultures in West society. Many of the good people living here and elsewhere in the West might not be conscious of it (many dont even pay attention to world news) but once the media begins to churn out the propaganda you can bet it will surface, even in rational and intelligent people.

    Look at Hollywood and their protrayal of Arabs and Muslims. All that is consumed and stored away, it doesnt dissapear. Even if its just a movie, being constantly bombarded by these Anti Arab and Anti Muslim messages builds up until you begin to search for ‘prood’ and ‘evidence’ in the real world that would reinforce these beliefs.

    Its also happening in the Video Game industry. Suprisingly there seems to be a lot of Islamophobic gamers ( active Islam hating gamers) and their unwitting allies (Gamers who use terminology that Islamophobic gamers created without knowing what it means).

    For example, in Battlefield 3 there is a tactic where you and a friend enter a Humvee. One of you (the passenger) straps C4 to the Humvee. Since C4 cannot kill your partner he will drive the Humvee straight at an enemy tank and you (the passenger who has the detonator) jump out.As soon as the Humvee rams into the tank you detonate the C4 destroying the tank. Sometimes the passenger opts to commit suicide. They call this ‘Jihad Jeep’.

    And in many instances the main enemies are almost always Arabs/Muslims. Even the smooth talking, well groomed, well dressed Arab character is evil.

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    Vikernes is a nutter of the highest order. For those who don’t know, he was in the band Burzum, as the article says, and was convicted of stabbing a former bandmate to death and burning down several churches! Incidentally, the maximum sentence he could serve under Norwegian law was 21 years (just like Breivik) but he was let out early and moved to France with his wife.

    His beliefs are… eclectic to say the least. He got more involved in neo-Nazism while in jail apparently, but his beliefs are a strange mélange of Atheism, Nordic/Germanic neo-Pagan imagery, and even a dash of Satanism. He’s fluctuated back and forth over the years, but the racism and nationalism have remained. Apparently he doesn’t believe in Gods or nature worship or anything like that; his “Paganism” basically being codeword for nationalist ideology. He’s pretty virulently anti-Christian though, as well as denouncing Judaism, Islam and “Eastern” religions. He’s also apparently anti-Slavic, despite his professed pan-European/white unity.

    It’s hardly surprising that he would adopt Breivik’s manifesto. The anti-Muslim paranoia goes hand in hand with anti-black, anti-brown and anti-immigrant beliefs (as I said above, he is also anti-Slavic). Breivik also supported a white Europe, albeit one with a ‘culturally Christian’ belief. Both have a common trend of being Atheist, with religious trappings merely being cultural elements. It is interesting, though, that Islamophobes are so comfortable with people who are obviously anti-Semitic. I could see Christian fundamentalists like Spencer being fine with that, but I’m surprised that professed Jews like Geller and WHOREowitz would so readily accept that. Of course, the growing trend amongst anti-Semites is to support Israel not out of love for Jewish people or culture, but out of a belief in racial separation; if all the Jews emigrate to Israel, then that’s one more minority that doesn’t exist in Europe…

    Incidentally, and perhaps most shockingly, Vikernes is also a supporter of Quisling… yes, a man so hated that his very name is synonymous with betrayal and cowardice! And that’s the man that Vikernes idolizes… That blows my mind.

    Here’s to hoping that Vikernes will at least get kicked out of France. Its funny how these ultra-nationalists loudly proclaim the love of their nation, only to go live in another. If he is so worried about foreigners ‘diluting’ Norwegian culture, then why doesn’t he live in Norway? Why would he move to France and dilute their culture? Why would he marry a French woman? Are Norwegian women not good enough for him?

    God, I love making fun of these white supremacist morons…

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    I was thinking the same thing. There’s a double standard in the Western media. Whenever someone ‘brown’ commits a crime, it automatically gets labelled ‘terrorism,’ and anything becomes evidence of their guilt (real or perceived; remember, after the Boston bombing, several innocent people were labelled ‘terrorists’ simply because of skin colour).

    By contrast, whenever a white person goes on a shooting spree, sets off explosives, or whatever, the media automatically looks for a REASON behind their crimes. They interview friends, relatives and even neighbours, looking for people who say what a ‘good person’ they were. They blame video games, they blame the internet, they blame everything but the person, and never mention their religion, ethnicity or country of origin.

    Why is it that the media never questioned James Holmes’ Lutheranism? Probably because most Americans are aware that Lutherans don’t condone that sort of violence. However, most Americans don’t seem to be aware that we Muslims also reject violence. All religions, all races, all peoples have a lunatic fringe. But ours gets paraded out on a daily basis, whereas right wing nationalists and white supremacists are largely ignored, which is why Breivik is being treated like a guest in a spa and the Döner killings went unnoticed for so long. Meanwhile, Marwa el-Sherbini was stabbed to death in court and the police wound up shooting her HUSBAND for trying to intervene and save here (and then they gave first class security to her killer out of fears Muslims would retaliate against him!)

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    As I understand it, he really got into neo-Nazism, white supremacy, right wing nationalism and all that other crap while he was in jail (for stabbing a former bandmate to death and burning down several churches, incidentally). I mean, we’re talking about a guy who defended Quisling for crying out loud… :-/

  • Reynardine

    Given that his appearance suggests his family tree never branched, I suspect they seldom go far to find each other.

  • mindy1

    ugh, I can’t imagine

  • Ahmed

    Probably on some nutter dating website. This is the Internet after all.

  • Tanveer Khan

    If he was Muslim it would be front page news. Not pit 20 pages into the news paper.

  • mindy1

    How do these nutters find each other

  • mindy1

    that’s about right sadly :/

  • JD

    Too bad he not brown we hear about it everyday CNN Fox for next few months

  • JD

    If this guy was Muslim bet you $100 they would have released something about him going to radical sites any one want to bet he is a everyday visitor on the Crypt keeper I mean Pam Geller site and Spencer but they never say anything about that..

    Oh and here pic of media storm / reaction to this …..

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