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To: GUSTAVE JAEGER who wrote (1703)8/28/2002 11:28:42 PM
From: lorne  Respond to of 3959
Them muslim terrorists are everywhere.....
Norwegian aid project in Iraq taken over by terrorist group
27. August 2002
A power plant built by the Norwegian People's Aid (NFH) in Northern Iraq is now supplying electricity to one of Mullah Krekar's training camps.

The plant was built to provide electric power to around 200 families in two villages in the area. The plant was completed in 2000.

-When the plant was completed, the peopele of the villages wanted to celebrate. However, armed men from Krekar's group put a stop to the festivities, says former head of NFH's projects in Northern Iraq, Ragnar Hansen to NRK Radio.

US authorities are in the possession of pictures from Krekar's camp. These will be shown on a NRK TV documentary broadcast Tuesday evening.

Kurdish-born Krekar came to Norway as a refugee in 1991, and has Norwegian residence permit. However, he has not been granted Norwegian citizenship.

The Norwegian Immigration Dorectorate (UDI) has written a report on Krekar's background, and this has been passed on to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

It is expected that the Government will make a decision early this week on whether or not there are grounds for expelling Krekar from Norway.

Terrorist suspect threatens Norway
28. August 2002
Mullah Krekar, suspected of having connections with Osama bin Laden's Al Qaida terrorist network, has said that Norway will suffer if it supports the US war against terrorism.

The threat was made in a NRK TV documentary broadcast Tuesday evening.

Krekar's statement came after he had declined to take a stand on the terrorist attacks against the US on Sptember the 11th. He refused to comment on whether the attacks represented Holy War or whether they were criminal acts.

He then went on to say that Norway would suffer in future, if the Norwegian authorities would support the war against Islamic terrorism.

He said the Norwegian society was a civilized society, a polite society,- a society far removed from wars and conflicts.

-I do not wish for them to take part in the US frontline, so that they might suffer later, Krekar said in the interview with NRK TV.

The interview was made on location at the village of Bierra in Northern Iraq last April by journalists from a local newspaper. They made the interview on behalf of NRK, afther the Norwegian journalists had been warned not to travel into the area.