Varg Vikernes Surprised by French Police Behavior: 'I Faced a Cultural Shock'

artist: Burzum date: 07/22/2013 category: music news
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Varg Vikernes Surprised by French Police Behavior: 'I Faced a Cultural Shock'
After being released from custody following his recent arrest on terrorism charges, Burzum mastermind Varg Vikernes posted a detailed journal to describe the entire experience. In a series of lengthy posts titled "Terrorism in France," Vikernes named "polite and professional" behavior of the French police as what surprised him the most, describing it as a complete opposite of his experience with the Norwegian authorities. "They tried to get clarity," the singer said. "I was shocked! Having experience with the band of thugs known as the Norwegian criminal police, who never seemed to care for anything but getting me and everybody else they arrested, no matter what, I was talking to policemen who were instead doing their job, like common people expect them to do and like they are supposed to do. "No false testimonies. No fabricated evidence. No planting of illegal items on our property. No desperate attempts to make everything I said sound as if I was rotten to the core. No obviously deliberate misunderstandings of what I actually said. No attempts to put Marie and me up against each other. Nothing, save some confusion regarding what had been confiscated where and who had been present when this had been done." Varg elaborated further, even confessing that the police professionalism made him feel ashamed for being Norwegian. "At the same time the local policemen in Brive behaved exemplary too, all of them and all the time," he said. "They were polite and professional. No screaming of vulgarities to the incarcerated. No threatening behavior. No disparaging laughing or exposure of us to ridicule or other unpleasantries. No misuse of power. Wow! France was really different. At that time I felt a bit ashamed for being Norwegian. Maybe civilization had not yet reached Norway after all." The singer also addressed the reasons behind his arrest, saying, "I know why they did this. They told me: they arrested us because 'someone' had told them that I had been one of those unfortunate 500+ receivers of the 'manifest' of the Zionist, Freemason and Christian mass-murderer Anders B. Breivik, who received it before his horrendously coward crimes against anti-Zionist socialist youth on Utoya. "The French police had been told that an address receiving his manifest, registered in the name wolfschanze, was my e-mail address. According to the police this (false) knowledge alone lead to our arrest. Hm ... I wonder who told them this, and why?" Vikernes concluded, saying, "I have yet to see any European family fathers and pregnant mothers of three small children commit any acts of terrorism anywhere." Varg's journal is divided into several parts and includes the singer's story in detail, as well as a set of conclusions he drew upon his release. The story can be found at the following link and is available in several languages, including German, French, Russian and Serbian.
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