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A Pivotal Week for Norway's Resident Jihadist
by Bruce Bawer
When we last left Mullah Krekar, Norway's top-seeded resident jihadist, author, and Dancing with the Stars contestant (OK, I made that last one up, but not too long ago it would've been entirely conceivable), he was reportedly packing up his old kit bag and preparing to move back to his native Iraq. His intention, he announced, was to give courses in how to strap explosives to your kid – sorry, I mean, in Islamic theology.
Well, as it turns out, rather amazingly, the Norwegian judiciary has upset Krekar's plans.
Here's the story. Back in June 2010, Krekar – who at the time was facing possible expulsion to Iraq, where he insisted he was in danger of execution –issued the following warning: "My death will cost Norwegian society. If, for example, Erna Solberg tossing me out of the country leads to my death, she will suffer the same fate." Solberg is head of the Norwegian Conservative Party.
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