Mullah Krekar is a “Norwegian” spiritual leader, kind of like the Dalai Lama of the fjords. Only with a much bushier beard.
Mr. Krekar is a Kurd — original name Najmeddine Faraj Ahmad — who moved from Iraq to Norway in 1991. He has engaged in incitement, threatened prominent people, been arrested, and was sent to prison (for five years starting in 2012, but was released early). He’s not a Norwegian citizen, yet the Norwegian government has never been able to deport him.
But on Monday an Italian court convicted him of terrorism offenses in absentia, and Norway has agreed to extradite him. The esteemed mullah will now be enjoying a warmer climate, albeit from a room with bars in the windows.
For the previous exploits of this renowned interfaith leader, see the Mullah Krekar archives.
Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||A sentence of twelve years in absentia for Mullah Krekar,|
|00:04||and he was arrested Monday evening in Norway, where he had been freely living for some time,|
|00:08||at the request of Italian authorities following the sentence issued by the tribunal of Bolzano.|
|00:13||In the trial of the six accused jihadists, Mullah Krekar|
|00:17||was convicted of being the head of a terrorist group.|
|00:20||Krekar, an Iraqi Kurd, was spiritual guide of the jihadist cell Rawthi Shal,|
|00:24||in contact with Al Qaeda since the time of 11 September 2001.|
|00:28||In 2015 Krekar prayed for the Islamist terrorists who carried out the Charlie Hebdo attack.|
|00:35||Also convicted were the other five defendants. In the past, Italy had declined|
|00:39||to request the extradition of Krekar on grounds of formality,|
|00:42||but now the authorities in Oslo have given the green light.|
|00:45||The jihadist cell, operating between Merano and Bolzano,|
|00:49||suspected of wanting to carry out terrorist acts on Italian territory,|
|00:52||was dismantled in November 2015 as a result of the case|
|00:55||brought by the Trento Ros (Special Operation Group).
“The esteemed mullah will now be enjoying a warmer climate, albeit from a room with bars in the windows.”
What’s with the “albeit” qualifier? Isn’t it clear by now that the Norwegian government wants to make a pretrial settlement that compensates this maggot for all his pain and suffering? What with those icky window bars and the generally unpleasant dreariness of time spent inside, Krekar’s probably latching onto some mobbed up Italian mouthpiece even as we type!
Between whatever car bombs and the odd hijacking, veritably, the sky’s the limit. These Venetian Shylocks turn into heart-seeking sidewinders whenever there’s a few million kroner on the table. And you’d better believe that they can bleed out a deep pocket faster than King Henry’s royal bloodletter.
Let’s all hope his new government-funded accommodations serve a cheap, pasta-heavy diet that overloads his carbs intake—and soon thereafter, sundry vital organs. Without premature mortality doing everyone a favor, this Muslim leech will end up giving that royal bloodletter a run for his money.
“He’s not a Norwegian citizen, yet the Norwegian government has never been able to deport him.”
I’m going to go out on a limb and speculate that the courts, either Norwegian national courts, or the clownish European Court of Human Justice, blocked any deportation on the grounds that the mullah might be mistreated by his colleagues in whatever Muslim country he is deported to.
If correct, this is an example of the courts arrogating to themselves, without significant opposition from any political party or government, the supreme authority over the actions of a country. In effect, there is no limit whatsoever to the power of the courts, except what the courts themselves recognize.
“In effect, there is no limit whatsoever to the power of the courts, except what the courts themselves recognize.”
In the stratospheric reaches of high technology, there are incredibly sensitive analytical instruments that can interrogate a given process variable many millions of times per second.. Difficulties sometimes arise when the sampling rate intersects with specific measurement parameters which are affected by the instrument itself (e.g., ion densities, electron charges, electrochromically neutral zero spin bosons, etc,).
This promotes a “runaway” condition where intrusive aspects of the physical parametric technology can introduce Heisenberg-like uncertainties into the reaction’s baseline properties, along with any numerical processing of obtained results.
It’s very much unlike the ancient Law of Documentation:
IN EFFECT, these overly-sensitive analytical (remember, you can’t spell “analytical” without A.N.A.L.) tools set up a condition in which they are spending all of their time measuring disruptions in the process that they themselves are introducing.
This is very reminiscent of how financial managers “churn” their mutual funds and investor portfolio holdings to shake out extra wealth from already stable investments, for no other purpose than financial gains that are of ZERO benefit to the client.
MEANWHILE, back in the semiconductor fab line clean room: When this deleterious feedback condition is triggered, engineers have evolved extremely technical language that describes such processor thrashing in those measurement tools as, “sucking their own butt”.
I fail to see how the Norwegian (or whatever EU) courts are any different.