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Krekar claims he's a murder target

Mullah Krekar, the controversial Iraqi refugee in Norway who’s suspected of terrorist ties, now claims a Kurdish hit-man has arrived in the country with the sole purpose of murdering him. Other Kurds scoff at Krekar’s claims. While Norway’s white collar crime unit investigates terrorist claims against Krekar, his Norwegian attorney claims an identified contract killer is in Norway with Krekar as his target. Krekar thus is seeking police protection, ironically just weeks after he fought to be released from police custody. The entire Krekar saga continues to take on complicated, ironic proportions as government authorities in Norway, the Netherlands, the US, Jordan and at the UN try to figure out what to do with the former self-professed guerilla leader in northern Iraq. Krekar came to Norway more than 10 years ago as a refugee and was granted asylum status. But then he started traveling back to northern Iraq, allegedly as leader of the guerilla group Ansar al-Islam, which the US claims has had direct ties to terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Full Story

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