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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Iron Maiden: Dickinson Slams Norwegian Mass Murderer

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has slammed Anders Behring Breivik, the man responsible for killing 77 people in Norway, as an "asshole."

Breivik, a white native Norwegian, was described by the Guardian as "a Christian fundamentalist with a deep hatred of multiculturalism, of the left, and of Muslims."

During Iron Maiden's concert last night (Friday, August 5) at the O2 Arena in London, England, Dickinson introduced the song "Blood Brothers" by saying, " Maiden is not just about (playing in places like) this now - Maiden is 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 is our house, this is Maiden'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 of Bruce's speech can be seen below.

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