Thursday, November 29, 2007

More Mau-Mauing from Mullah Krekar

The latest news about the notorious Mullah Krekar suggests that Norway may want to change its national anthem to “How Can I Say I Miss You When I Can’t Get You To Leave?” (by Saffire, the Uppity Blues Women).

It seems that the Mad Mujahid Mullah is now trying to run a protection racket on the entire country. According to today’s Aftenposten:

Krekar makes new threats

Mullah KrekarJust three days after Norway’s highest court upheld a state expulsion order against Mullah Krekar, the man who’s considered a threat to the nation’s security has made new threats against the country that’s harboured him for years.

Mullah Krekar apparently feels confident that he can remain in Norway, even though he’s officially under a deportation order because he’s considered a threat to national security.

Krekar told web site Awane that the “reaction” would come from his relatives, from an armed group, and also from those who follow his religious teachings and sympathize with him.

The groups, he said, “probably are from Somalia or Morocco.” He refused to specify what type of “reaction” he expected.
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Krekar’s remarks are being widely interpreted as new threats against Norway, and that, predictably enough, has sparked more anger among Norwegians who can’t understand why Krekar remains in the country.

The official version is that Krekar faces a death sentence if sent back to his native Iraq. Norway won’t deport anyone if their lives would officially be in danger, and no other country has volunteered to take over responsibility for Krekar.

The mullah originally came to Norway as a refugee, later won permission to have his family join him, and since has lived largely off Norwegian welfare. He first got in trouble with Norwegian authorities when it became known that he had repeatedly violated the terms of his asylum by traveling voluntarily back to northern Iraq, to lead the guerrilla group. US authorities have long considered Krekar a terrorist suspect.

Hat tip: Fjordman.


Ed Mahmoud said...

Nasty looking fellow, isn't he?

Mrs. EntryReqrd said...

he had repeatedly violated the terms of his asylum by traveling voluntarily back to northern Iraq, to lead the guerrilla group

So, he cannot be deported because he might possibly face a death sentence but he can travel to the same country to wage guerrilla war... This is too much. Norway will see more trouble in the future.

Here in Sweden in the Göteborg area an immigration judge's house was attacked awhile back. Look for more of this all over Europe. In addition here in Sweden extra staff was added to re-review immigration applications which in some cases have been rejected twice already.

It was heartening to hear Göteborg's Göran Johansson of the Social Democrats speak out in favor of deporting illegals, particularly those smuggled into Sweden. However the talk out of Stockholm and in the media is that everyone must distance themselves from an anti-immigration stance lest they appear to have similar views as Sverigedemokraterna, SD.

Nyog of the Bog said...

I do realise this is tangential at best, however, "How Can I Miss You If You Won't Go Away?" was written by Dan Hicks and recorded by he and his Hot Licks on their debut album titled "Original Recordings" in 1969. My original copy, given to me by brother around 1974 wore out and was replaced in the early eighties and then that wore out too. I only mention this to indicate to you my high esteem for this man and his music who seems to have arrived at the original concept here, first.

novaculus said...


Another Dan Hicks fan? I thought I was the only one left alive! I also made the connection immediately upon reading the title of Saffire's song. It would be interesting indeed to follow up on the origins of it. "How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away?" is perhaps the best cut on "Original Recordings", although I am quite fond of "I Scare Myself" too.

Sorry for the off topic remarks, but I couldn't help myself.

Baron Bodissey said...

Nyog --

I already admire Dan Hicks, but I had no idea that the Saffire tune was a Hicks cover. All we have is a battered 20-year old cassette with that song on it.

I stand corrected.

Try the Uppity Blues Women anyway. There's no one else like them. One song, if I recall correctly, is called "No Point Pissin' on a Skunk".