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The Foreigner Krekar denies terror guilt. Mullah Krekar first admitted partial guilt at today’s opening of his Oslo District Court trial on charges of issuing death threats but subsequently pleaded not guilty. “I say the same thing as I’ve said previously, with no changes, but am not guilty,” he said. Amongst other known people, Krekar threatened reprisal killings against Conservative Party (H) leader Erna Solberg last year, declaring “My death will cost Norwegian society. If, for example, Erna Solberg throws me out of the country and I die as a result, she will suffer the same fate.”

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Krekar denies terror guilt

Published on Wednesday, 15th February, 2012 at 13:55 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last Updated on 15th February 2012 at 14:32.

Mullah Krekar first admitted partial guilt at today’s opening of his Oslo District Court trial on charges of issuing death threats but subsequently pleaded not guilty.



“I say the same thing as I’ve said previously, with no changes, but am not guilty,” he said.

Amongst other known people, Krekar threatened reprisal killings against Conservative Party (H) leader Erna Solberg last year, declaring “My death will cost Norwegian society. If, for example, Erna Solberg throws me out of the country and I die as a result, she will suffer the same fate.”

Siv Jensen, leader of the Progress Party (FrP) classified it as a “threat of terror act on Norwegian soil” and charges were subsequently raised.

He has also angered politicians following his renewed calls for terrorism against the West in an interview on Finnish TV.

Krekar founded the Iraqi terror group Ansar al-Islam/Ansar al-Sunna but stepped down as leader in 2003. The previous year, Dutch authorities jailed and indicted him for terrorist activities.

The Mullah, who came to Norway from northern Iraq in 1991 as a refugee, has been a continuing headache for Norwegian immigration authorities.

Having been deemed as a threat to national security by Norway’s Supreme Court in 2007, he is due for deportation at the earliest opportunity.

Nevertheless, humanitarian grounds mean his is currently non-returnable, as the Iraqi government cannot guarantee that he will not be given the death penalty.

Krekar is currently under house arrest, and is considering moving to Somalia. Siv Jensen has welcomed this.

“He’ll probably find like minded people there, I’m afraid, but it is certainly one problem less for Norway and Norwegian taxpayers,” she told NRK.




Published on Wednesday, 15th February, 2012 at 13:55 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last updated on 15th February 2012 at 14:32.

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