Varg Vikernes - Found Guilty In French Trial


The Local is reporting that Burzum's Varg Vikernes has been found guilty by a French court of inciting racial hatred and glorifying war crimes through his blog postings. His trial started in June after being postponed last year. Vikernes was originally arrested in 2013 on suspicion of planning a terrorist act but released from custody shortly after. He was tried on incitement charges related to anti-Semitic and xenophobic postings on his blog.

The Norwegian musician faces a 8,000 ($10,000) fine and six-month suspended prison sentence for blog postings that allegedly glorified war crimes and promoted discrimination against Jews and Muslims. Vikernes, 41, was not present in court and neither was his lawyer as the verdict was delivered. He has denied posting racist blogs and said they were written by someone else.

Varg told the court that according to Norwegian secret police there were "at any given moment 350 people pretending to be Varg Vikernes on Facebook", adding that "anybody can very easily put up a blog" that appeared to be one of his. Ten excerpts from the blogs written between March and June 2013 that attack Muslims and Jews were presented as evidence in court.

Burzum also released the new album The Ways Of Yore this year in case you hadn't noticed.



Photo: Jacques Demarthon/AFP


Source: thelocal.no
Band profile: Burzum
 
Posted: 08.07.2014 by BloodTears


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09.07.2014 - 06:53
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 08.07.2014 at 21:21

After so much trouble he has been through in his teenage years you would think that a man who wasted the most important years of his life would want to have a decent, peaceful life in a more secluded place. But no... Vikernes is the kind of guy that no matter how much trouble he gets into, he just won't learn.

It's called insanity.
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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09.07.2014 - 10:12
Rot Teufel
Written by Rsrdaman on 09.07.2014 at 02:36

Written by Andrew_Deer on 08.07.2014 at 23:05

Well, this is insteresting. So he got fined just for writing down his thoughts? It's like arresting a songwriter or poet. How come people can't write what they want? Or do I understand wrong?

I'm thinking the same thing.
Unless I'm reading this wrong, he is getting fined for "discrimination against Jews and Muslims"? He's a irreligious Black Metal musician, of course he is going to be against them just as much as he is against Christians. How is it any different?

that muslims and jews whining more than christians, plus in France muslims are the largest religion (see all their ex african colonies). So here comes the zero tolerance politically correct to save the world from racism hate (yes, i'm sarcastic)...
Funny thing, because most of franzosen actually doesn't likes muslims like Varg (someone has said Marie Le Pen?). And the socialist prime minister Manuel Valls is well know for a strong anti islamic extremist policy.
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09.07.2014 - 11:14
Officer_Nice
Freedom of speech... just watch what you say
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09.07.2014 - 12:50
M C Vice
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Couldn't he have been imprisoned? I like his prison albums.
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09.07.2014 - 15:26
Carl Berg
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Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 08.07.2014 at 21:21

After so much trouble he has been through in his teenage years you would think that a man who wasted the most important years of his life would want to have a decent, peaceful life in a more secluded place. But no... Vikernes is the kind of guy that no matter how much trouble he gets into, he just won't learn. Varg dude, this time you have a family, think about it when you post stupid racist, xenophobic shit because the ones who will suffer will be your kids and your wife.


Well said
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09.07.2014 - 17:23
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Written by M C Vice on 09.07.2014 at 12:50
I like his prison albums.

Contender for joke of the year.
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09.07.2014 - 17:27
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.07.2014 at 17:23

Written by M C Vice on 09.07.2014 at 12:50
I like his prison albums.

Contender for joke of the year.

Not as funny as "I like his last two post-prison albums".
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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09.07.2014 - 17:40
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.07.2014 at 17:27
Not as funny as "I like his last two post-prison albums".

Ya but nobody is going to say that.
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09.07.2014 - 17:45
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.07.2014 at 17:40

Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.07.2014 at 17:27
Not as funny as "I like his last two post-prison albums".

Ya but nobody is going to say that.


Say that again.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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09.07.2014 - 17:55
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.07.2014 at 17:45
Say that again.

That's not a joke. That's just sad.
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09.07.2014 - 18:02
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.07.2014 at 17:45

Say that again.

Varg seems to be at the center of a stupidity vortex both politically and musically that seems to have a lot more attraction that it should.
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09.07.2014 - 18:12
DoomRules
Ohh , Vargi, Vargi , Vargi.
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09.07.2014 - 23:30
Maco
Handbanana
Poor bastard. lol
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15.07.2014 - 22:41
Evil Chip
I can't find any quotes in his blogs, but I remember him saying really separatist and racist things. Even in his Youtube channel you can find discussions where he is also involved about racism, where he mocks and argues with anti-racists.
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16.07.2014 - 02:42
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
The things he said are punishable by law in France and he knew that. So it is his own frigging fuckig fault he got that sentence. So stop whining about so called freedom of speech here. Evry single country has got its own laws. FFS being an overt Christian will get you jailed in Saudi Arabia because it is against the law but then people don't whine. Varg is a moronic lowlife idiot with the brain capacity of a total moron (so around an iq of 80 or even lower) NO HE IS NOT SMART OR A GENIUS.
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16.07.2014 - 03:27
Vombatus
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Written by deadone on 16.07.2014 at 02:54


France is meant to be a democracy and indeed one of the birthplaces of modern democracy. Saudi Arabia is a known nasty dictatorship.

Democracy includes freedom of speech. I don't agree with promoting violence (and indeed I don't know what Varg said) but it should allow for dissenting views even if they're politically incorrect. Indeed modern style democracy itself was "politically incorrect" (i.e. letting the "propetyless unwashed masses without a trace of noble blood or even women" have a say in the running of their lives poor state their opinion!


Good one pointing out the difference in comparing France with Saudi Arabia. But one could argue that censorship towards anti-democratic ideals is also a widespread practice in "democracies" (like "no tolerance towards intolerance"). I never thought democracy and the consequent so called "freedom of speech" means we can say whatever we want with no risk. All we say is under a certain jurisdiction as the punishment for racial-hatred, glorifying war crimes, etc... demonstrate (and everyone is aware of it, unless living in a cave). Guess there is room for interpretation, but I think that a lot of people delude themselves when thinking of the liberties offered by "western democratic societies".
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