Interview with Kristian Vikernes
A neo-Nazi linked to Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was arrested in southwestern France on Tuesday after investigators decided he might stage a large “terrorist act” almost two years to the day that Breivik killed 77 people in Oslo.
Kristian Vikernes, who is a well-known black metal musician in Norway, where he goes by the name of “Varg”, received a copy of a manifesto from Breivik before the far-right militant staged a brutal massacre on July 22, 2011.
According to French Interior Minister Manuel Valls, 40-year-old Vikernes could have been preparing a "major terrorist act”.
“Having received the manifesto before [Breivik] committed his crimes and having been sentenced in Norway in the past for murder, this individual, who was close to a neo-Nazi movement, was likely to prepare a large terrorist act,” Valls said in a statement.
Vikernes, who was convicted in 1994 of stabbing a rival musician to death in Oslo and sentenced to 21 years in prison, had been under surveillance for several years, Valls said. He was arrested with his French wife Marie Cachet after she recently bought four rifles.
Cachet, 25, had a legal firearms permit when she bought the four rifles, the official said. more here