Almost a year to the day after he was arrested on suspicion of plotting a massacre, notorious black metal singer Varg Vikernes has been found guilty of inciting racial hatred. According to Norway’s The Local, a French court gave the Burzum frontman a six-month suspended sentence and ordered him to pay a €8,000 ($10,888 USD) fine.
Vikernes originally drew the attention of French authorities after receiving the manifesto of Anders Breivik, the Norwegian man who killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in 2011. Vikernes wrote a blog post about how he agreed with much of Breivik’s views, but suspected that the mass murderer was actually working on behalf of a vast Jewish conspiracy.
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