Norway can't get rid of Krekar...
I say send him back to Iraq....
Controversial refugee Mullah Krekar, who continues to reside in Oslo pending deportation, has sparked more outrage after he defended the killing of an Australian journalist in Iraq. Norwegian authorities, however, aren't commenting since they consider his case closed.
Krekar has been officially kicked out of Norway, following the Norwegian Supreme Court's recent rejection of his appeal to stay. He remains in Norway only because he faces a death sentence if returned to Iraq now, and Norwegian authorities thus are prevented from sending him back.
A government spokesperson told news bureau NTB that Norwegian officials are finished with his case, and had no comment on the latest batch of controversial remarks Krekar reportedly made to an Australian television station.
ABC of Australia reported that Krekar said in an interview due for broadcast on Tuesday that he is allowed to kill Australian soldiers in Iraq. He said that according to Islam, he can also kill their interpreters and people who give them food, water or medicine, because it's a war situation in Iraq.
ABC reported in a synopsis of the interview that Krekar also urged his followers to kill both Australian and American soldiers.
Krekar also justified the killing of Australian journalist Paul Moran in 2003, telling ABC's reporter that Moran "was also our enemy."
The ABC report reveals that Krekar had detailed information on Moran's killing, including what the Saudi Arabian suicide bomber who killed him was doing during the final minutes of his life. That suggests Krekar continues to control or at least be involved with insurgents in Iraq.