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VARG VIKERNES Arrested For Allegedly Planning A Massacre

Varg Vikernes is more famous for his murders than his music. While Burzum gained much noterity, it was his church burnings and 1993 murder of Mayhem guitarist Øystein 'Euronymous' Aarseth which gained him notoriety, being labeled one of the worst crimes in black metal history.

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Varg served 15 years in prison for his crime, and has been free since 2009, until earlier today when French authorities arrested him on suspicious of planning a large scale act of terrorism. Oh, Varg!

Update: 24 hours after this post was written, investigators are hard pressed to find any evidence against Varg. Here is the latest.

Authorities' curiosity was sparked when Varg received a copy of the manifesto of Anders Behring Breivik, who according to EuroNews is a " far-right terrorist responsible for the July 2011 Oslo bombing and Utoeya Massacre which left 77 dead." Varg discussed the manifesto on his website and found much to disagree with Breivik on, namely his killing of innocent Norwegians:

“To Breivik I can only say I hope you do kill yourself. You have killed more Norwegians than the entire Muslim population in Norway has done the last 40 years, and you claim to be a Norwegian nationalist and patriot fighting (alongside your Jewish masters) against Islam, to protect us against their crimes!? I am sorry to say so, but you have made a big mistake. Islam has been imported to Europe by Jews, so that guys like you would run to the Jews and fight for them like you did when you murdered future mothers of Norwegian children. Death to you and to all other ‘European’ Zionists out there as well! You are the main problem for Europe, because guys like you allow the Jews to run Europe into the ditch. The Jews would not have been able to do anything to us if it hadn’t been for Christian losers like you!”

He ultimately preached that Europeans need to embrace Paganism:

“If you, dear European nationalists, really want to save Europe (as a biological term) you have to realise that the only thing to do is to cast aside all Christian other international nonsense and embrace only the European (i.e. Pagan) values and ideals and if you like the European deities as well,” said the posting, dated December 13. “If you work for Christianity in any way you work for the Jews. Plain and simple.”

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While authorities were keeping close watch on Varg, his French wife, Marie Chachet purchased four rifles legally with her shooting permit and that's when authorities acted, believing a plan was being put into motion. That was enough to get Varg and his wife arrested earlier today on his farm by the Central Directorate of Interior Intelligence (DCRI).

To wit, here is a great quote from the mayor of the town where Varg lives:

The mayor of Salon La Tour, where Vikernes and his wife lived, said he had been surprised by the arrest. “I didn’t notice anything strange (about Vikernes) other than that he liked to wear military costumes and liked Gothic music,” Jean-Claude Chauffour told French media BFM TV.

Who doesn't like wearing military costumes and listen to Gothic music? More news as we get it.

For those unfamiliar with Varg, here is a great documentary that was released shortly after Varg got out of prison:

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[h/t MetalSucks and Lambgoat]

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