Mullah Krekar Behind Bars

July 12

The ever controversial Mullah Krekar, one of the founders and original leader of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam, has been confirmed indicted for threats made last summer against the head of Norway’s Conservative Party (Høyre), Erna Solberg. The threats were made during a press conference for international media in June last year, where Krekar said that if he was killed after being forcibly sent out of Norway, the person responsible for his expulsion would also be killed. Solberg was specifically named.

Siv Jensen, of the far right-wing Fremskrittspartiet, who originally reported Krekar for the threats against Solberg, says she hopes he will be convicted this time. Krekar answers he has three main enemies, the Norwegian right, Norwegian Intelligence, and Norwegian Media.

Norway: Ansar al Islam leader threatens Norway

The former head of Ansar al Islam allegedly made threats against Norway days after a court upheld a state expulsion order saying he was a security threat. Mullah Krekar, the former head of the terrorist group Ansar al Islam, said Norwegian authorities wouldn’t carry out the deportation because it would invoke a reaction from Islamic supporters, Aftenpost said Thursday.