In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Siv Jensen, the 44-year-old leader of the Progress party who cites Baroness Thatcher as her inspiration, said: “What I have seen that the UK has done is to give in to the claims of sharia councils, and I don’t think we should give into that. In Norway we have one law, and that is the Norwegian law.” Miss Jensen, who is unmarried, said Britain was suffering the results of earlier mistakes in its immigration policy.
Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who leads the party in Oslo, speaks about a cultural war with Islam. “We can’t celebrate Christmas in school, we can’t sing Christmas Carols,” he told the Telegraph. “This is a small part of our culture, which is being washed away gradually, and it’s very painful. We gave them a home, and now it’s us who have to adapt to their culture.”
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.
November 2, 2010
Documents concerning the Islamist group Ansar al-Islam (nowadays also known as Ansar al-Sunna) released by Wikileaks, claim that the group is behind a number of beheadings, threats, and car bombs in Iraq. Ansar al-Islam was founded by Mulla Krekar, who is living in Norway since 1991. He has not been granted Norwegian citizenship, and since 2006 he’s on the UN terror list. Krekar or Ansar al-Islam is mentioned 184 times in the documents released by Wikileaks. One example is published by NRK who has read all the documents concerning Ansar al-Islam and Krekar:
«XXXXXX obtained the vehicles and arranged their delivery to the homes of the insurgent leaders for installation of the explosives. (..) YYYYYY was to participate in the attack. YYYYYY was a prominent amir and associated with Mulla Krekar, the grand leader of Ansar al-Islam.»
This has led to new debates in Norway about the controversial Krekar, and whether or not he should be persecuted or deported. Amongst others Siv Jensen, leader of right wing Fremskrittspartiet, says she wants to see Krekar in jail.