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Krekar can stay in Norway
Aftenposten ^ | 17 Apr 2008 | Kristoffer R√łnneberg

Posted on 04/18/2008 8:24:21 AM PDT by forkinsocket

After months of quiet diplomacy, the Norwegian government has given up on efforts to send former terrorist-group leader Mullah Krekar back to his homeland.

Krekar, who has been under an expulsion order after being determined a threat to Norway's national security, initially came to Norway as a refugee from Iraq in the early 1990s.

It later emerged that he was the head of guerrilla group Ansar al-Islam and he repeatedly violated the terms of his asylum by travelling back to northern Iraq to lead guerrilla activities.

Krekar is the only person in Norway ever to have been sentenced to deportation because he is a danger to the country’s security.

However, Norway has not been able to deport Krekar because he faces the death penalty in his homeland. Norway will not extradite anyone if they are under threat of execution when they are returned to their country of origin.

Diplomatic efforts failed Labour and Inclusion Minister Bjarne Hanssen has been trying to negotiate a way to carry out the deportation order, which was upheld by a Supreme Court decision, but his diplomatic efforts have failed, reports

After meeting with the EU's coordinator for anti-terrorist operations, Gilles de Kerchove, in Brussels during the last two days, Hanssen has concluded that the Norwegian government cannot come to an agreement with Iraq that will allow Krekar to be sent home safely.

This means Krekar will be allowed to stay in Norway indefinitely.

Satisfied with outcome Mullah Krekar’s lawyer, Harald Stabell, is satisfied with the outcome. "An agreement for deportation would not have held up in relation to international regulations on human rights," said Stabell to newspaper VG.

However, he notes that Krekar continues to be without rights in Norway and the deportation order remains in place.

Hanssen confirmed the decision to let Krekar stay, but said: "With the proviso that I assume the police will protect Norwegian citizens from a person that is regarded to be a danger to the country’s security."

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ansaralislam; eurabia; iraq; islam; krekar; mullah; mullahkrekar; multiculturalism; norway; rop; terrorism; terrorist; trop; wot
1 posted on 04/18/2008 8:25:01 AM PDT by forkinsocket
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To: forkinsocket

Norway is still run by Quislings.

2 posted on 04/18/2008 8:31:52 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: forkinsocket

Doesn’t Norway have a dirty tricks department to take care of parasites like Krekar? Or, couldn’t they contract out to the Mossad to arrange for him to have a fatal heart attack while having sex with the family goat?

3 posted on 04/18/2008 8:50:45 AM PDT by E. Cartman (Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.)
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To: E. Cartman

Send him to England. They’ll put him on the dole.

4 posted on 04/18/2008 9:08:35 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: forkinsocket

In other words, in Norway committing a capital crime is grounds for asylum.

5 posted on 04/18/2008 9:40:17 AM PDT by marron
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

If this is the same guy I’m thinking of, he’s been on the dole in Norway since the day he landed. Why can’t they ship him off to Iran or Syria. Those places are always looking for a few good terrorists!

6 posted on 04/18/2008 9:59:17 AM PDT by Renkluaf
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To: forkinsocket

How would deporting a criminal that created problems in Norway, present human rights problems if exported back to his home country? The home country has no problem with him.

7 posted on 04/20/2008 10:12:13 PM PDT by ConservativeMind
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