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The Foreigner Indicted Norway Islamic extremist alleges not breached Norwegian law. Arslan Ubaydullah Maroof Hussain made his remarks after being charged for his discriminatory and hateful statements. The indictment consists of several parts. The most serious of the charges have a maximum penalty of six years in prison. Mr. Hussain has made issued several threatening remarks in the course of the past year.

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Indicted Norway Islamic extremist alleges not breached Norwegian law

Published on Thursday, 21st November, 2013 at 19:21 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 27th May 2014 at 23:23.

Arslan Ubaydullah Maroof Hussain made his remarks after being charged for his discriminatory and hateful statements.



The indictment consists of several parts. The most serious of the charges have a maximum penalty of six years in prison.

Mr. Hussain has made issued several threatening remarks in the course of the past year.

Last October, he verbally attacked an expert witness during the trial of Mullah Krekar.

The prosecutor viewed this as being a threat or unlawful conduct against an member of the judicial system.

A week later, Mr. Hussain wrote statements on his Facebook group which left Norwegian Jewish community feeling threatened.

Another incident concerned threats he made against journalists, among them Dagsavisen’s Nina Johnsrud.

She had written an article about Norwegian Islamists taking hunting license proficiency tests in order to gain access to weapons.

Mr Hussain’s defense lawyer John Christian Elden told NRK that Mr. Hussain was not surprised to have landed in court for his statements.

“The indictment includes trifling matters. It still makes me raise the question about the limits of freedom of expression,” he said.

“We’ll see if this is within the limits of what are considered punishable threats and what is seen as racism.” 

Supreme Court judges freed Mr. Hussain on November 27th of last year. He is now a spokesperson for group the Prophet Ummah.

Mr. Hussain has previously been charged for receiving stolen goods and for posing a threat to national security.

According to Mr Elden, these have now been shelved.

Commenting on yesterday’s proceedings, Arslan Ubaydullah Maroof Hussain said, “I find it remarkable that the Norwegian courts use their time and resources on such a case this.”

“I'm still willing meet and explain myself, as I don’t believe I’ve breached any of your human-made Norwegian laws, but have rather only related to the freedom of expression which your society is so proud of,” he added in his email to the broadcaster.




Published on Thursday, 21st November, 2013 at 19:21 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 27th May 2014 at 23:23.

This post has the following tags: islamicextremists, norwaylaws.





  
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