Kurdish extremist says he will return

Mullah Krekar, former leader of the extremist Islamic group Ansar Al-Islam and an accused terrorist living in exile in Norway, told Rudaw the media that he will soon return to Kurdistan. Krekar, the nom de guerre of Najmaddin Faraj, has been under house arrest in Norway since 2001. While Norway has declared him a threat […]

Wladimir van Wilgenburg reports for Rudaw:

Mullah Krekar, former leader of the extremist Islamic group Ansar Al-Islam and an accused terrorist living in exile in Norway, told Rudaw the media that he will soon return to Kurdistan.

Krekar, the nom de guerre of Najmaddin Faraj, has been under house arrest in Norway since 2001. While Norway has declared him a threat to national security, the country has been unwilling to deport Krekar back to Iraqi Kurdistan on human rights grounds because Iraq practices death penalty.