Norway frees Iraq cleric Mullah Krekar after prison term for death threats

Mullah Krekar. Photo source is 2011 article about him ranting and whining about life in Norway.

HELSINKI (AP) — An Iraqi-born cleric convicted of making death threats against a Norwegian politician and intimidating witnesses has walked free from prison.

Mullah Krekar, a 58-year-old Kurd known as Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad, served nearly three years in prison. Relatives collected him Sunday from Kongsvinger prison near Oslo.

Outside the gates, Ahmad kissed the snowy ground. He thanked prison officials for being “good people serving in a bad system, such as the one in North Korea.”

Ahmad came to Norway as a refugee in 1991. He was convicted in 2012 of making death threats against other Kurdish immigrants and a Norwegian party leader.

Norway and the United States have accused Ahmad of financing a defunct Iraqi Sunni insurgent group called Ansar al-Islam. It reportedly merged with the Islamic State group last year.

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  • BillyHW

    Celebrate diversity.

    • Frau Katze

      Always!

  • Raymond Cameron

    He should be deported since he hates Norway that much. The UN will force the poor man to stay in his free house with his free welfare money, free medical care, and perhaps compensation for the time he served in prison.

  • Another loose cannon let loose.

  • simus1

    The Assassination Press story is datelined Helsinki, not Oslo, which is also somewhat interesting.

  • cmh

    first thing he’s gonna do is find a goat

  • James Hamilton

    How stupid collectively a culture got to be to invite & let stay such haters in their country.

    • Frau Katze

      Multikulti has failed. REALLY badly for Islam.

  • James Hamilton

    The only difference is this POS has opened his mouth prematurely otherwise each & every mohammedan in the west hates the country, its culture & people which has given them refuge & free money to live.