Published: 06 Jul 2012 15:16 GMT+02:00 | Print version
Updated: 06 Jul 2012 15:16 GMT+02:00
Police in Bergen have arrested 34-year-old blogger Eivind Berge after he made repeated calls for deadly attacks on police officers.
The extremist blogger, who has previously voiced sympathy for confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, was charged on Friday over death threats issued on his website.
“As the police see it, he used his blog both to agitate for the murder of police officers and to glorify the murder of police officers,” prosecutor Rudolf Christoffersen told TV 2.
Police said they even feared Berge himself was considering attacks on police officers in the near future, newspaper Bergens Tidendereports.
Writing on his blog, Berge has said: “Police murder is 100 percent in harmony with everything I stand for and is not in any way something I find regretful.”
In another post, he spoke of plans to stab a police officer to death and use the ensuing court case to “appear as a good example to men”.
Berge lives in Bergen and also uses the pseudonym Arpagus. He describes himself as an anti-feminist and libertarian.
“I was positively surprised after July 22nd,” he told the newspaper last year, referring to the date of Breivik’s dual terrorist attacks that left 77 people dead.
“Finally something happened for the men’s cause.”
In another blog post, he said "it is about time men in feminist countries such as Norway stop thinking of rape as wrong."