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Varg Vikernes Sentenced In France For Inciting Racial Hatred

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After escaping charges last year for allegedly attempting to incite a massacre, Varg Vikernes has now been sentenced for inciting racial hatred in France.

TheLocal.no reports Vikernes has been fined the equivalent of ten thousand dollars and given a suspended prison sentence. Excerpts from the article are available below.

Video from outside the courtroom at the start of the trial several days ago can also be seen after the jump, courtesy of Ruptly TV.

A French court Tuesday slapped a six-month suspended sentence and an €8,000 ($10,000) fine on a Norwegian heavy metal musician accused of inciting racial hatred in his blogs. Kristian 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.

Vikernes was arrested in July last year in France's central Correze region on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks but was released after 48 hours due to lack of evidence. He was however charged with inciting racial hatred and defending war crimes on his blog. Police allegedly found racist and anti-Semitic material on his computer as well.

Vikernes had told the court he was not the author of the blogs and said a possible misunderstanding could have arisen because he communicated through a Danish interpreter when he was briefly held in custody last year. Ten excerpts from the blogs written between March and June 2013 that attack Muslims and Jews were presented as evidence in court.

Burzum's latest album "The Days of Yore" was released last month, which follows the 2013 album "Sôl austan, Mâni vestan" and 2012 release "Umskiptar" (reviewed here).

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brandedcfh420's avatar

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

We all know we cant have anyone having "anti-Semitic" views in this world today (sarcasm overload)!!! Jews and Muslims both incite hatred to all those not of their kind, so why is he being sentenced for this?!

# Jul 8, 2014 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. CorpusUpir writes:

Not all Jews and Muslims incite hatred and those that do are no better than someone being anti semitic, but it doesn't mean it's ok on either side and it shouldn't be tolerated on either side as well. Although I will admit I have never seen anyone of there races getting charged for hate speak

# Jul 8, 2014 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. shel gordon writes:

well this gives us another reason to despise the French, what a load of sh** this is.
the one good thing that may come out of this, maybe the count will come out of this p***ed off and or inspired enough and do another album like filosofem.
not holding my breath but a guy can wish for things.
anyways free the count.

# Jul 8, 2014 @ 5:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. hellrat writes:

Don't the frogs have enough to do? its the Tour goddamnit, go outside and watch the fvcking bike race

enough with the sensationalist fvcking bullsh**

# Jul 8, 2014 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

"Although I will admit I have never seen anyone of there races getting charged for hate speak"

Exactly, its always the native population that gets arrested and charged with hate speech. The bought off govts make sure the hateful immigrants can commit every crime known to man and let them off, but a native person speaks out about it, then they are racist and intolerant!!

# Jul 8, 2014 @ 9:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ironbear writes:

The French are busy playing thought police when they have far bigger problems to worry about. Like muslim riots In their cities (some like marseille are over 40 percent muslim now) where they attacked someone just for eating a ham sandwich! and its not just france. In the UK 1.1 million children in their school system don't even speak English on top of the rape gangs (one consisted of 9 arabs who raped 50 girls)and a foiled terror plot. and Norwegian media have reported extensively in recent months on an unprecedented number of attacks, especially rapes (up 500 percent), in the city’s streets and parks. So can you really bash someone for having a poor opinion of these people when they have no respect for countries that hand a blank check and a fresh start to these immigrants just to be sh** on by them. Immigration does not benefit any native economy it only weakens it.

# Jul 9, 2014 @ 1:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BrianMN writes:

Don't all of you know only YT can be racist?
YT is the worst plague this planet has ever endured and must be destroyed.
Sarcasm aside, I do agree with their stance on immigration.
Look what's happening in America.
White countries are being flooded with non white immigrants.
Part of me thinks the tinfoil hat crowd is right on this one.

# Jul 9, 2014 @ 7:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'm not into NASCAR, but the racists who are don't bother me.

# Jul 9, 2014 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. idontgetit writes:

So.... this picture. Is this supposed to be the equivalent of some black dude on the cover of a rap album, standing in front of his cadillac with scantily-clad hoes behind him whilst holding a glock in one hand and a wad of benjamins in the other?

Cuz I'm not intimidated. Or impressed. In the least. It's actually kind of funny.

"RAHHH I'm so tough with my pointy stick and my leather gloves that I wear to hold said stick so I don't get calluses on my dainty man hands! FEAR THE STICK!"

# Jul 10, 2014 @ 7:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Black metal stanza writes:

Dude calm down, that picture is about 20 years old !

# Jul 10, 2014 @ 8:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Drum_Junkie writes:

^ Still it is funny. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the gloves were actually his mother's oven mitts he put some bolts and washers through to 'bedazzle' them.

# Jul 10, 2014 @ 12:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. CorpusUpir writes:

^ They almost look like hockey gloves. Back on topic tho , I would say the biggest problem here is that our governments let bad immigrants stay in our countries while punishing their own citizens by not giving us the help or wages we need. If they are worried about crime , crime starts when people are poor and have no alternative . When you bring in foreign workers for cheap you create crime , when you allow someone to commit crimes that is not from your country you create and idea that we can too, and when you give extra to that one group and exclude another you create hatred and jealousy and once again you create crime. Equality must start now! No more hand outs , but a fair system that will help and punish equally no matter the race or sex

# Jul 10, 2014 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. spiral_architect writes:

MEH.

NP: MOTLEY CRUE "HELTER SKELTER"

# Jul 10, 2014 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Jackrum writes:

Oh Varg... you lil ragamuffin you....

# Jul 19, 2014 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. wilco writes:

varg a lunatic

# Jul 20, 2014 @ 11:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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