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Varg Vikernes Seeking Donations To Sue French Government Over Arrest

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After being released without any charges filed, Varg Vikernes is apparently trying to sue the French government for his arrest on suspicion of planning a massacre, but is seeking donations from fans to afford the legal action.

Vikernes posted the message below on his blog asking for fan support via Paypal.

For an opposite viewpoint and a critical look at some of Varg's statements, you can also see what Metalsucks.net had to say about the post here.

"We have had the time to think over what happened to us in this «terrorist» case, we have talked about it with others, and we realise that the «French» authorities had no reason to arrest us in the first place. We had done nothing wrong, and they never had any evidence suggesting otherwise. They shot our door open, traumatized our children, threw my pregnant wife and me in holding cells and kept us there for two-three days, placed our scared children in the care of their grand parents, completely messed up our archives with official documents and such, took my USB pens and hard drives, confiscated all our firearms, ammo, many tools, decorative swords, my helmet, two spears, my wife’s flint knives (?) and all sorts of other things too, most of them with great affection value, and they decleared that we no longer had the right to own or possess any type of weapons: everything, all of this for no good reason whatsoever.

"To make it worse the grand parents of our children tried to take them away from us. Instead of helping us out in this difficult time, they wrote a letter to a judge and tried to take our children from us, because they don’t like our lifestyle or political-religious ideas. So when we were to get our children back we had to go to court, argue and fight to have a judge tell them to give our children back. Thankfully she did, and of course I may add, but it cost us a lot, both in energy, worry and even money.

"When that was over our PayPal account was frozen, apparently because our bank account, in HSBC, was closed – on orders from their HQ in Paris, and – again – without any reason. Not without any valid reason, but without any reason at all. Marie has to open up a new PayPal account connected to another bank account, in order for us to continue to sell the «ForeBears» DVD and make a living from that. We now have an account in a new bank, so that is fixed, and now Marie has to spend several days working to transfer all our payments (for the rental house, the cell phones and such) to the new account – a task made so much harder by the fact that the police left our archive in a big mess.

"Naturally we are angry, and we don’t want not tolerate this. We want to sue the authorities for arresting us for no good reason whatsoever, doing so in the most brutal way possible and with children present, and also for without any reason taking away our right to own or even possess weapons. Marie has a crime record white as snow, so there is no reason for them to take away her right and freedom to own weapons. I have a record in Norway, from 1993 and 2003, but I have never done anything criminal in France, and I can own most weapons even in Norway if I want to, so they have no good reason to take away my right and freedom to own weapons either. Especially not when they have done so under such circumstances.

"The only problem is that we can not afford to sue them, and we see no other solution to this than to ask for help from you. It pains me much to do so, and I have struggled a lot with myself to make me do this, but I think this is the right thing to do right now. They have done everything they could to make sure we could not afford to sue, so I think they really don’t want us to. We ask for help to sue from you, from individuals probably not directly affected by this case, because we believe that we are fighting not only for our rights and freedom, but also for the rights and freedom of every other citizen in France, and perhaps also in other European countries, who also risk being subjected to this type of treatment in the future. We need to tell the authorities that we don’t accept this and that what they do is illegal. We can not allow them to abuse their power like that and get away with it. This time they did this to us, we don’t know what else they might do to us in the future if we just let them get away with what they did this time, and the next time it can be your neighbour’s turn. Or your friend’s turn. Or someone in your family’s turn. Or your turn.

«First they came for the communists,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the socialists,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the Catholics,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Catholic.

Then they came for me,

and there was no one left to speak for me.»

(Martin Niemüller)

"These days they come first for the Pagan nationalists, and I don’t think they will ever come for the Jews, but even if you are not a Pagan and/or a nationalist you might understand that you should speak up for those who are. I ask you all to help us speak up for our rights and freedom, and for the rights and freedom of all others too. Before it is too late.

"If you want to and can afford to help us economically you can get the neccessary information from this PDF. When we have the new PayPal account up and going we will include a 'donate' or 'support' button on the website. Please wait for that if you feel that is the best. Even a tiny contribution will help us, and «many small creeks make a river deep». I regret having to ask you for this, but I hope you understand."

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1. Danmark88 writes:

Hail You Have My Support, Europe Today Is A Joke.

# Aug 9, 2013 @ 5:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. WOLF7 writes:

You're right, Danmark (Danish, I assume?)

Europe is a complete joke these days and EU is pretty much the worst idea anyone could have ever come up with. It just reeks of failure.

Then again, I must say it's difficult to think in which country something like this could not happen, especially as it's been made clear to us "peasants" in recent years that we really mean f-ck all to our governments.

Not a Vikernes/Burzum fan on any level, but he does have a point here;
Where the hell does it say it's ok for the authorities going around kicking down doors based on a hunch and nothing factual?

Reading Varg's words the brilliant "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" by Manic Street Preachers started ringing in my head.
Not exactly related to the story, but hey, you guys know me. I'm a nutjob ;)

# Aug 9, 2013 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. xFiruath writes:

Knowing little to nothing about French laws or the particulars of this case I'm no position to make a judgment call here. They might have been well within their rights, or this could have been a monumental bungle - I've got no way of knowing.

That being said, I think Varg's opinion here is way off base. The idea that killing someone in a different country shouldn't count in his new country of residence is laughably absurd. Imagine if someone was convicted of manslaughter in Canada, was known to post long radical and racist rants online, moved to the US, and then that person's spouse started buying multiple guns. I'd sure hope our government would at the least be watching that guy, even if that alone wasn't enough to actually bring him in for questioning.

# Aug 9, 2013 @ 6:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. WOLF7 writes:

There's very little to know, xFiruath and the same goes for the whole EU.

Essentially just "pay your taxes and shut the fck up".

As for Varg's religious raves, I wonder if he really believes in what he's saying or is he just trying to make some Euros.

# Aug 9, 2013 @ 7:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrianMN writes:

I must admit I find this whole thing fascinating.
Not Varg but the EU.
The conspiracy theorists have been going nuts for decades saying this will happen here in America.
A union with Canada and Mexico.
Naturally end times theorists say this union will combine with the EU and all other countries will follow suit or be overcome.
Of course all of this is to set the stage for the Antichrist.
What I find amazing is that if world leaders are really considering such a union....how could they?
After witnessing the problems with Greece....one domino falls and takes down every other.
Could you imaging this on a world wide scale?
NWO baby.....s-it head leaders need to rethink their crap.

# Aug 9, 2013 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. bobby las vegas writes:

you may not like the man's philosophy but when it come's to this case he is innocent and only guilty of speaking his opinion.
He should sue but france is like one of the most expensive country's in the world, he has gonna have to make a decision, either tell them to FOff and leave the country, or abide by there rules and play the game.

# Aug 9, 2013 @ 9:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hewhoshallnotbenamed writes:

guilty or not, i don't know of any place one earth where convicted felons let alone a convicted murderer are allowed to own weapons.

# Aug 9, 2013 @ 9:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Cattlebruiser writes:

After all, what do we know for fact?

Maybe all this really was a publicity stunt and now he's just opening up a Paypal account to grab money from random persons without any real plans to sue anyone?

Maybe it really all happened this way and great injustice happened to him in this case. I'm just sure that he will get all his confiscated stuff back, except for the huge guns possibly, but I think that is kind of logical in every way you can think of.

And to those who mentioned NWO-stunts: I hardly believe this incident can be connected to that theory in any way. Besides, antichrist? Come on, what does a worldwide union, with powers that are, of course, always in danger of being misused, have to do with the "antichrist"? Such a scenario is problematic enough without putting enigmatic philosophy into it in my opinion.

# Aug 10, 2013 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Rik writes:

France isn't that expensive, it's about average for Europe.
This is just the French police sending Varg a warning that they're watching him.
Don't forget that France had a racist nut last year who went around shooting people at random last year. There is no reason to own a gun in Europe, let along a whole bunch of guns.
I'm surprised that France even let Varg in (Norway is not part of the European Union).
Whilst it all sucks for him and his family, a murderer of this profile will always be watched be any government.

# Aug 11, 2013 @ 7:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Mr Singh writes:

If he want to sue pay like everyone else does with there own money, who does he think he is no one can afford to throw money to people they don't know these days.

# Aug 11, 2013 @ 8:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. The 4th rider writes:

Nuking the traitors in France would sit well with me. These axis of Evil countries need to be shown some respect. The obese pigs and skinny twigs running the western govts need to have their families shown the error of their ways. Send a message their families will be crying and screaming for for thousands of years. Just like they are doing for their Jewzi friends in the middle east. All shall die.

# Aug 11, 2013 @ 11:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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