Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer has translated an article from Document.no about a “Norwegian” hate preacher currently employed by the Norwegian police as a supervisor at an Immigration Detention Centre.
It’s hard to think of a good analogy for this one. It’s as if the Beagle Boys got jobs guarding Uncle Scrooge’s money bin.
The translator includes this note:
People expressing critical views about multiculturalism and Islam in Norway are fired from their jobs for exposing the hatred in Islamic doctrines, but the Muslims who glorify this hatred are given nice cushy jobs in the Norwegian police department.
Maybe Mullah Krekar will be offered a job with the police upon his release…?
The translated article:
Hate preacher is employee of the National Police Immigration Service (NPIS)
The well-known hate preacher Zulqarnain Sakandar Madni is an employee of the National Police Immigration Service. A spokesperson for the NPIS, Cecilie Johansen, confirms this in an e-mail.
Sakandar ended up in the media spotlight in 2008 when he gave a lecture at the University College of Oslo at an event hosted by IslamNet in which he stated that the U.S. government was behind 9/11 and that Jews working in the WTC were notified in advance (of the attack) and subsequently chose not show up for work that day.
According to Johansen the police were aware of his opinions.
“Sakandar Zulqarnain is employed in a full-time position. We were familiar with the statements before he joined our department in the autumn 2011. We always carry out background checks including extended police records searches before we hire new candidates, and this was also the case with Sakandar.
“He was subjected to the same criteria as everyone else,” Johansen writes in an e-mail.
Asked what type of duties Zulqarnain performs, she responds:
“I can confirm that Sakandar Zulqarnain works as a transport assistant at the Police Immigration Detention Centre, where he carries out tasks such as supervision of the daily activities at the Centre and of deportations.”
One question that instantly comes to mind is whether a person with Zulqarnain’s opinions is actually qualified to be a supervisor at an Immigration Detention Centre.
It was TV2 [Norwegian TV channel] that first discovered Sakandar’s speech on YouTube and broke the story. The video has since been removed from YouTube and from TV2’s own internet site, but the original article written by Kadafi Zaman still exists and contains quotes from the speech.
This is, however, not the first time Sakandar Zulqarnain has made controversial statements.
During an online interview in Aftenposten in 2006 he claimed that al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden didn’t exist.
Zulqarnain Sakandar grew up in Norway, but received his education in Saudi Arabia.
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