The notorious Ilford firebrand Anjem Choudary has called for the kidnapping of Norwegian citizens abroad to exchange for the notorious Oslo firebrand Mullah Krekar, who has been detained after being convicted of making certain… ahem… indelicate public statements.
Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer has translated an article about the latest antics of the Jumpin’ Jihad Jokesters. He includes this note:
The article claims that Choudary is calling on Muslims around the world to kidnap expat Norwegians in order to get Mullah Krekar out of jail.
For those interested, there is also an online interview with Choudary on NRK.no.
The translated article from Dagbladet:
Encourages Muslims to kidnap Norwegians living abroad
British jihadist wants Mullah Krekar out of jail.
The British jihadist Anjem Choudary is calling for Muslims to kidnap Norwegians living abroad in order to get Mullah Krekar out of jail.
Choudary told NRK that it’s the duty of all good Muslims to ensure that Mullah Krekar gets out of jail, and that one has to be willing to use all necessary means in order to achieve this goal.
Anjem Choudary is a lawyer by profession and is linked to at least three illegal Islamic organizations. He has never been convicted of any wrongdoing.
Choudary reacts to Norway’s treatment of Krekar and he believes that the Norwegian authorities have detained Krekar solely to appease the United States.
Choudary has expressed his personal thoughts on the Krekar case on an online video. In it he claims that those Norwegians who are kidnapped will not be harmed and that they will remain in custody until a prison exchange deal with Krekar can be facilitated.
PST (Norwegian intelligence agency) is familiar with the matter, but have no intention of pursuing the case.
“The PST is not going to initiate an investigation based on this video,” Trond Hugubakken, the spokesperson for the PST, tells the public broadcaster.
Minister of Justice Grete Faremo (Labour) also rules out that any further steps in relation to the matter will be taken.
“We have to assume that this matter is being handled appropriately by the authorities,” she says.
Mullah Krekar was sentenced to five years in prison in Oslo District Court in March this year for having made death threats against Erna Solberg. The verdict has been appealed and is of yet not legally enforceable, but Krekar was apprehended by the police and detained two days following the ruling.