It was a rough week for Varg Vikernes to say the least. At the beginning of last week, the Burzum frontman was arrested on suspicion of “planning a massacre” after his wife purchased four guns, only to be released a few days later without being charged. You’d think the experience would lead to Vikernes voicing his outrage. However, in what might be the most shocking turn of events, Vikernes actually had nice things to say about the French police and their investigation.
Vikernes gave an extensive overview (three parts, to be exact) of what happened via his blog. However, here is an excerpt where he describes the police’s investigation as “polite and professional”:
“Having found nothing whatsoever in our rental house or on our property suggesting in any way that my wife and I had any criminal plans, the police officers were left with trying to make us talk ourselves into trouble, to put it that way. Only they didn’t actually seem to be too interested in ‘getting’ us. Instead they tried to get clarity. I was shocked! Having experience with the band of thugs known as the Norwegian criminal police, who never seemed to care for anything but getting me and everybody else they arrested, no matter what, I was talking to policemen who were instead doing their job, like common people expect them to do and like they are supposed to do. No false testimonies. No fabricated evidence. No planting of illegal items on our property. No desperate attempts to make everything I said sound as if I was rotten to the core. No obviously deliberate misunderstandings of what I actually said. No attempts to put Marie and me up against each other. Nothing, save some confusion regarding what had been confiscated where and who had been present when this had been done. At the same time the local policemen in Brive behaved exemplary too, all of them and all the time. They were polite and professional. No screaming of vulgarities to the incarcerated. No threatening behavior. No disparaging laughing or exposure of us to ridicule or other unpleasantries. No misuse of power. Wow! France was really different. At that time I felt a bit ashamed for being Norwegian. Maybe civilization had not yet reached Norway after all.”
Vikernes goes on to explain that the DCRI police officers [Direction Centrale du Renseignement Intérieur (Central Directorate of Interior Intelligence), a French intelligence agency which reports directly to the Ministry of the Interior] were simply taking orders from the top, who demanded that they find some sort of justification for the arrest. This lead to them supposedly preparing other “accusations,” such as whether or not they were suitable parents. In other words, Vikernes’ former lawyer was right in that the evidence against them was “thin.”