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Islamist seized for praising Paris attacks
Norwegian Islamist Mullah Krekar was arrested at his home in Oslo on Thursday evening after telling Norway's NRK that the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks made him "happy" and that anyone who made cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed deserved to die.
Krekar, an Iraqi Kurd whose real name is Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad, was charged for "inciting criminal offences" for the extreme statements, which caused uproar in Norway when the interview was aired on Wednesday.
"The cartoonist has become an infidel at war, and therefore it is permissible to kill him," Krekar told the interviewer, arguing the attacks were justified under Islamic law.
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