Varg Vikernes of Burzum has never been a stranger to media, but today’s news is truly horrifying. The controversial character has reportedly been arrested and taken into custody from his home in France on suspicion of planning a ‘massacre’ and currently has police searching his home for weapons and explosives.
Now I think I speak for everyone when I say, what the fuck!?
Black metal musician and neo-nazi sympathiser Kristian “Varg” Vikernes was arrested in southwestern France on Tuesday after his wife bought four rifles, raising suspicions he could turn to violence, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.
The police suspect the Norwegian national of planning a “massacre” and searched his house for weapons and explosives. His wife, a French national and a member of a shooting club, had recently legally purchased four rifles.
The anti-terrorist prosecutor has been put in charge of the investigation. In a statement, the French Ministry of the Interior deemed him “likely to prepare a large-scale act of terrorism.”
The news has spread like wildfire throughout many sites, but details are incredibly thin on the ground. Also, many of the sites are quick to draw a comparison between Varg and the walking-talking douchebag that is Anders Breivik as apparently Vikernes was one the people to receive a copy of his manifesto, however he was quite critical of Breivik in writings on his blog and has even been quoted as saying “To Breivik I can only say I hope you do kill yourself…. you have made a big mistake.” Varg was firmly against the killing of innocent Norwegians, but is he capable of killing innocent people in France? It can’t necessarily be immediately chalked up to a hatred of France in particular, as his wife is native to the country.
It’s just odd. More news when we get it.