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Islamist Trio Frustrates West European Governments

Two years after the September 11 attacks and despite the help of tough new anti-terror laws, several West European countries are still struggling to expel prominent Islamist radicals with ties to extremist groups. Signs of frustration are mounting, including on the part of the United States. Attorney General John Ashcroft visiting Norway Monday, voiced strong concern about the presence there of Mullah Krekar, founder of a radical Islamic group suspected by Washington of terrorist links. In Britain, a radical Muslim cleric who, according to the U.S. government, was in contact with al Qaeda before the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, is still fighting government efforts to strip him of his citizenship. Full Story

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