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Secret files confirm Krekar terrorist threat. Previously unseen Iraqi war files released by Wikileaks verify Mullah Krekar continues to be a threat to Norwegian national security. Krekar founded the Iraqi terror group Ansar al-Islam, also known as Ansar al-Sunna for a period. Although he stepped down as leader in 2003, Dutch authorities jailed and indicted him for terrorist activities the previous year. The documents, written by security forces over a five-year period from 2004, mention both him and his organization, known as, 184 times, according to NRK.

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Secret files confirm Krekar terrorist threat

Published on Tuesday, 2nd November, 2010 at 12:27 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 2nd November 2010 at 12:45.

Previously unseen Iraqi war files released by Wikileaks verify Mullah Krekar continues to be a threat to Norwegian national security.

Erna Solberg
Erna Solberg
Photo: © 2009 Kjetil Ree/Wikimedia Commons


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Krekar founded the Iraqi terror group Ansar al-Islam, also known as Ansar al-Sunna for a period. Although he stepped down as leader in 2003, Dutch authorities jailed and indicted him for terrorist activities the previous year.

The documents, written by security forces over a five-year period from 2004, mention both him and his organization, known as, 184 times, according to NRK.

Details contained in the reports show attacks on international troops and other Iraqi groups. They also clearly link the group to roadside and suicide bombings, beheading, as well as smuggling people and weapons from Iran, Syria, and the Lebanon.

Norwegian authorities have tried to deport him since 2003. Four years later, he was officially declared as a threat to national security, but cannot be expelled until they receive assurances he will neither be tortured nor sentenced to death.

Conservative Party (H) Leader Erna Solberg, former Minister of Local Government was responsible for his case until 2005, says what has now been revealed comes as a surprise.

“I was not aware of this detailed information. However, we [the immigration administration] were aware of indications, stories, and examples,” she says.

Mrs Solberg alleges this was because getting proper information from Iraq was problematic at the time.

Proof

Mullah Krekar threatened Erna Solberg with a reprisal killing earlier this year if his extradition led to his death.

“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,” he said at the time.

Wikileaks’ release of the war files now proves authorities’ decision to expel the Mullah was correct, according to Mrs Solberg.

“Mullah Krekar is a threat to national security. [This information] serves as further confirmation that Ansar al-Islam had terrorist connections. We wish to get Krekar out of Norway,” she says.





Published on Tuesday, 2nd November, 2010 at 12:27 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 2nd November 2010 at 12:45.

This post has the following tags: mullah, krekar, erna, solberg, terrorist, threat, national, security, iraq, wikileaks, war, files, assassination, ansar, al-islam, al-sunna.





  
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