Norwegian Mullah & Osama Supporter Fights Deportation
The founder of an Al-Qaeda group in Iraq, Ansar al-Islam, in the 1990’s may be deported back to Iraq from Norway.
Mullah Krekar is the founder of Ansar Al-Islam. His own autobiography states that he sought funds from Al-Qaeda’s spiritual leader Usama bin Laden. He has become the darling of the Norwegian progressive left despite implementing Shariah law’s hudood punishments in Kurdistan and opposing women’s emancipation- PWHCE.
Krekar with Islamic Movement of Kurdistan (IMK) comrades in 1998. (ABCNYHeter)
OSLO: Mullah Krekar, the founder of radical Islamist group Ansar al-Islam, appeared before Norway’s Supreme Court yesterday in a new attempt to have an expulsion order against him declared invalid.
Norwegian authorities decided in February 2003 to expel Krekar from the Scandinavian country, claiming he was a national security concern.
After several failed attempts at having the expulsion order overturned, Krekar appealed yesterday through his lawyer Harald Stabell for the Supreme Court to retry the validity of the verdict.
Regardless of what the court decides, a lower court has already ruled that Krekar cannot be deported until the situation in Iraq improves.
Krekar, whose real name is Fateh Najmeddin Faraj, has lived in Norway as a refugee since 1991, and has been under threat of deportation since Norwegian media revealed he was the founder of Ansar al-Islam, which figures on the US’s list of terrorist organisations.
More on Krekar:
Krekar studied jurisprudence in Pakistan under Abdullah Azzam, who was also a mentor to al-Qaeda leaders Usama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, and was of central importance in the development of al-Qaeda’s internationalist outlook.
An associate of Krekar’s, Aso Muhammad Hassan, had his identity card found on the hard drive of a computer abandoned by al-Qaeda in Iraq. Aso is a close colleague of Krekar, one of the founding members of Ansar al-Islam and its forerunner, Jund al-Islam. The IMK membership card was recovered from a captured al-Qaeda computer in 2001!