French police arrest Norwegian neo-Nazi metal rocker for planning ‘major terrorist act’

By Kay Steiger
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 9:37 EDT
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Kristian 'Varg' Vikernes, leader of the black metal band Burzum, neo-nazi sympathizer and convicted murderer, in a photo from April 25, 1994. (AFP)
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A Norwegian neo-Nazi black metal rocker was arrested in France on Tuesday over fears he may have been preparing a “major terrorist act”, the interior ministry said.

Kristian Vikernes, who goes by the stage name of “Varg” and is reportedly linked to Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, was arrested at dawn at his home in the central city of Salon-la-Tour.

Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
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