France to try Norwegian neo-Nazi for inciting racial hatred

July 18, 2013 22:57
1 minute read.


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

PARIS - A Norwegian neo-Nazi was charged with inciting racial hatred on Thursday by French investigators, who then released him after deciding he was not planning an attack, an official at the Paris prosecutor's office said.

Kristian Vikernes, a convicted murderer, had a copy of a manifesto written by Anders Behring Breivik, the far-right militant who killed 77 people in 2011, the French interior minister has said.

Vikernes, 40, a well-known black metal musician in Norway, was arrested with his French wife Marie Cachet on Tuesday after her recent purchase of four rifles aroused the suspicion of police.

"There was no evidence of a terrorist project during the questioning and no terrorism charges have been filed against Vikernes," the prosecution official said.

The official said Vikernes would be judged in court over some of his written material, which the prosecutor had decided was an incitement to racial hatred.

Breivik was imprisoned last year for a maximum term of 21 years for a bombing in central Oslo and a shooting spree on a nearby island that killed 77 people.

His 1,500-page manifesto outlined his planned crusade against Muslims, who he said were taking over Europe and could only be defeated through a violent civil war.

On his website, Vikernes discusses Breivik's manifesto, but in a post called "War in Europe: Part V - Breivik Unveiled" he also criticises Breivik for killing more innocent Norwegians than Muslims.

Vikernes describes himself as a "pagan" and accuses Breivik of being a Zionist agent and a "Christian loser".

Vikernes, a black metal musician and writer known as Varg, was convicted in 1994 of stabbing a rival musician to death in Oslo and burning down several churches.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 16, 2018
No indication Turkey considering IMF financial assistance