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Sunday, August 7, 2011
Iron Maiden: Dickinson Slams Norwegian Mass Murderer
Iron MaidensingerBruce Dickinsonhas slammedAnders Behring Breivik, the man responsible for killing 77 people in Norway, as an "asshole." Breivik, a white native Norwegian, was described by theGuardianas "a Christian fundamentalist with a deep hatred of multiculturalism, of the left, and of Muslims." DuringIron Maiden's concert last night (Friday, August 5) at the O2 Arena in London, England,Dickinsonintroduced the song"Blood Brothers"by saying, " Maidenis not just about (playing in places like) this now -Maidenis about everywhere in the world". "There's something (in our music and message) that unites people, and it doesn't matter what color they are or what religion they are, or whether they are male or female or somewhere in between". "We were in Belfast the other night (where you hear) all the bullshit about Protestant, Catholic, this and that and the other. And I just said, 'Look, this is a safe house, this isourhouse, this isMaiden's house, everybody's fucking welcome and we don't turn anybody away, no matter who they are. Except maybe… We were in Oslo the other week (where) the most recent, bullshit, appalling atrocity wasn't committed by a Muslim, it was committed by somebody who called themselves a Christian - the asshole over there, really. Unbelievable." Fan-filmed video footage ofBruce's speech can be seen below.