E-Service – Norwegians have received terrorist training

July 1, 2012

 

Army General Kjell Grandhagen (Director of Norwegian Intelligence Services) has confirmed that several Norwegians have been trained in conflict regions abroad.

He did not comment specific cases, such as the one mentioned by The (British) Sunday Times claiming that one Norwegian convert would be used to attack an American plane. ”We are familiar with the fact that Norwegians have attended training camps around the world”, Grandhagen explained to the Norwegian Broadcasting Cooperation (NRK). The General further expressed his concern about a trend where Norwegian youth could be recruited by al-Qaida. “The fact that people travel abroad to conflict regions to be trained, opens up possibilities that they could return as terrorists. The best way to prevent such development is for citizens to be alert and report any suspicious activities.” The Sunday Times quotes intelligence sources which claim that the Norwegian youth in question converted in 2008 upon which he traveled to Yemen receiving several months training.

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.