NewsOctober 17, 2013 9:32 AM ET6,687 views

Varg Vikernes to go on trial in Paris

According to International Business Times, Norwegian black metal musician and Burzum frontman Kristian 'Varg' Vikernes is expected to soon stand trial in Paris, France on charges of "inciting racial hatred and exalting war crimes on the Internet." As you may recall, Vikernes was detained in July shortly after his wife purchased several rifles. French authorities claimed that he had been plotting a "major terrorist act." Ultimately, authorities could find no evidence of a specific plot and Vikernes was released. Vikernes subsequently threatened to sue. French authorities weren't done, however, as IBT says that Vikernes will instead "be tried on incitement charges related to postings on his blog which prosecutors say were anti-Semitic and xenophobic."

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SuckMeBeautiful 10/17/2013 6:38:16 AM

"Satan Made Me Do It" Defense?

queguey 10/17/2013 6:40:43 AM

Haha!

anonymous 10/17/2013 6:42:15 AM

What a joke. Yes the chap's a racist murdering idiot, but charging someone with a crime for making a few blog posts is ridiculous.

jew_salesman 10/17/2013 6:52:21 AM

what an anti semitic jerk

anonymous 10/17/2013 7:06:49 AM

Can't wait for him to go to prison for stealing his own memorabilia

machinegunkarlanderson 10/17/2013 7:08:01 AM

They're just charging him for that because theres now law against making terrible music.

anonymous 10/17/2013 7:10:24 AM

OJ did it. No, wait. Islander did it.

anonymous 10/17/2013 7:27:03 AM

anonymous 41 minutes ago What a joke. Yes the chap's a racist murdering idiot, but charging someone with a crime for making a few blog posts is ridiculous. Agreed, but this shithead has to understand his attitude and actions might warrant a little extra scrutiny from police. If they ignored him, and then the dumbass did do something, everyone would be like WTF YOU SAW THE SIGNS WHY DIDNT YOU GO AFTER THIS GUY

Hibuddywazup 10/17/2013 8:05:09 AM

Tim Lambesis was an accomplice.

anonymous 10/17/2013 8:34:31 AM

This is absolutely retarded. I don't stand for many of his views but he has a right to an opinion.

anonymous 10/17/2013 8:55:50 AM

Starting to believe that these snail popping, frog muching, cheese sniffing bisexual Frenchies have it out for Ole Vargus.

Mitt__Romney 10/17/2013 10:43:18 AM

Black Metal. Sorta like Kiss.

anonymous 10/17/2013 11:19:01 AM

Whether you like or dislike his music and what he's done in the past... I think we can at least agree one aspect of what he has to say..... Black people are just the absolute worst. Right?

anonymous 10/17/2013 12:04:39 PM

Great news! fck Varg and any one who supports him!

anonymous 10/17/2013 12:47:45 PM

jesus they'll arrest you for anything these days. I hate frenchy laws: arrest me, you won't.

anonymous 10/17/2013 1:03:48 PM

I don't support what he says, but I support his right to say it.

MeatyD 10/17/2013 1:40:16 PM

Got my Vikernes is Paris and they goin gorillas It's provocative. It gets the people going.

anonymous 10/17/2013 2:36:57 PM

international business must be slow as fck this week.

anonymous 10/17/2013 3:01:46 PM

kind of funny charges coming from a country that outlawed Muslim headscarves. i guess hate is ok if its the government's opinion.

anonymous 10/17/2013 3:35:13 PM

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize."

anonymous 10/17/2013 4:17:47 PM

What a joke. Yes the chap's a racist murdering idiot, but charging someone with a crime for making a few blog posts is ridiculous. All tyranny begins with his pattern. I say hang 'em high! A blog post can and will incriminate you, fool.

anonymous 10/17/2013 4:24:33 PM

I guess he took the song "sageas in Paris" a little too seriously, huh?

anonymous 10/17/2013 4:26:36 PM

meatdelivery is a f@g

weaponben 10/17/2013 6:55:22 PM

kind of funny charges coming from a country that outlawed Muslim headscarves. i guess hate is ok if its the government's opinion. ^^^^ This!

anonymous 10/17/2013 7:29:29 PM

Euronymous is stoked

anonymous 10/17/2013 7:42:10 PM

France and Germany were both liberated from Nazism and now perpetrate a Nazi-ish repression of free speech on their citizens. How little these Frogs and Krauts have learned.

anonymous 10/17/2013 8:52:31 PM

^Are you sucking Vargs dck right now?

anonymous 10/17/2013 10:03:09 PM

Adventures with Internet: (this weeks episode) "Varg uses the internet."

anonymous 10/18/2013 5:00:56 AM

>Ever being in Paris

anonymous 10/18/2013 6:02:35 AM

I'm not racist. I listen to black metal an own a color tv.

anonymous 10/18/2013 6:45:53 AM

sages are stoked

anonymous 10/18/2013 7:29:45 AM

if this shit happened in america then everyone would be crying 1st amendment rights.. the french seem nervous

anonymous 10/18/2013 8:44:40 AM

emmure sucks

anonymous 10/18/2013 9:03:36 AM

I guess the french haven't seen Minority Report. Thought crime ftl.

anonymous 10/18/2013 9:10:46 AM

Varg took N****s in Paris WAY too seriously.

Mitt__Romney 10/18/2013 9:33:35 AM

Not Hardcore Enough.

anonymous 10/18/2013 11:59:35 AM

"inciting" and "exalting" are not adjectives that describe REAL crimes. Anybody who backs the French authorities on this is a supporter of Hitlerian fascism and deserves no freedom themself.

anonymous 10/18/2013 1:32:34 PM

Stop picking on him! He's a murderer and an arsonists, but he still deserves a fair shake..... I'm sure over half the people on this board are murderers.

anonymous 10/18/2013 11:53:28 PM

Islander will be having Varg appear on a new phat joint this winter.




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