* Mullah Krekar, you might remember, is the guy who claimed that Muslims ‘breed like Moskitoes’-, quoted by Mark Steyn, which prompted a bunch of Muslim sock-puppets to launch an all out campaign against Steyn and his publisher.
* Bear in mind that only Muslims are human. The rest of us are ‘filthy kuffars, the vilest of creatures and the sons of apes & swine’….
OSLO (Reuters) – The founder of a radical Islamist group, deemed a security risk to Norway, has complained to a European human rights court that Norwegian authorities are violating his rights, Norwegian media reported on Tuesday.
* Remember that this vile and despicable creature has threatened Norway that the bombs would go off in case he was deported…
Mullah Krekar, born Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad, is an Iraqi Kurd and founder of the radical Islamist group Ansar al-Islam. Norway’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling to expel him last November, saying he posed a security risk to the country.
But he cannot in practice be deported because Norway does not send anyone to a country where they could risk facing the death penalty.
Krekar is now taking his case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and says he has been forced into internal exile in Norway.
“He has been robbed of all basic rights, something that cannot be accepted in a state founded on legal protection,” his attorney, Brynjar Meling, told public broadcaster NRK.
“He has no freedom of movement,” Meling said. “He is not here because he wants to be but because he has to be. He has no possibility to leave the country, to work, to study or to have a bank account.”
Krekar arrived as a refugee in Norway with his family in 1991, but officials say he has repeatedly returned to Iraq to organize a militant movement in the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq aiming to establish an Islamic state.
He says he quit leading the group years ago. The Norwegian authorities first warned that they would expel him in 2002.
“I am suing Norway to ensure that I get all the rights I am entitled to,” Krekar, whose wife and four children are Norwegian citizens, told the daily Verdens Gang.
Meling said the court in Strasbourg cannot overturn the verdict of the Norwegian court but that Norway is obliged to listen to its opinion on how to treat him.
(Reporting by Aasa Christine Stoltz; editing by Robert Hart)
|THURSDAY, 20 MARCH 2008|
I get a lot of letters along these lines:
Well, maybe – although that Saudi sheik has now been given the go-ahead to enforce his EnglishÂ legal judgment against Rachel Ehrenfeld in a US court. But you’re right in a broader sense: I live in the country, I have an inexpensive lifestyle, I could afford to write off my Canadian business interestsÂ – and my British ones, or European ones, or Australian ones, or wherever the next of these legal assaults arises. But I don’t think it’s in America’s interest for the lights to go out on free speech in Canada or Britain, Europe, Australia and the rest of theÂ western world. So I’m not prepared to give up on free expression in one of the oldest settled democracies on the planet, simply becauseÂ defending it isÂ a pain in the neck and consumes way too much time and money.
But there’s another reason. In theirÂ fraudulent dossier onÂ Maclean’s “Islamophobia”, the Sock Puppet FourÂ – nowÂ the Sock Puppet Three (if, indeed, they’re still in showbusiness at all) – made innumerable misrepresentations subsequently recycled throughout the rest of the Canadian media, the most notorious of which was that I had said Muslims were “breeding like mosquitoes”. As I was obliged to point outÂ time and again, those are not my words, but those of a prominent European Muslim, Mullah Krekar, in an interview with a Norwegian newspaper.
The man who interviewed Mullah Krekar was a journalist called Carsten Thomassen. On January 14th, he was in Kabul covering the Norwegian Foreign Minister’s tour of Afghanistan. That day, he was in the lobby of the Serena Hotel waiting to meet with the minister, Jonas Gahr StÃ¸re, when two members of the Taliban killed the exterior guards, forced their way inside and opened fire. Carsten Thomassen died of his injuries at a Nato field hospital. The Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg called the terrorist murders an attack not only on Norway but on freedom of speech.
I didn’t know Carsten Thomassen, except as a skilled reporter who extracted devastating quotes from Mullah Krekar and others. But we owe it to his memory to insist on the truth about that mosquito line, not just because his murder reminds us of the difference between real “hate” and the pseudo-victims of theÂ Canadian “human rights” circus, but because to allow Elmo and the Sock Puppet Three to bullyÂ theÂ media into going along with their misrepresentations is to collude in a lie. And no society that does that is truly free.