Members of the Norwegian government and members of the parliament could not hide their joy after the Supreme Court rejected Mullah Krekar's appeal and thus confirmed that he may be extradited to Italy.
On Wednesday the final decision by the Norwegian legal system came. The Islamist and former terrorist, Najumuddin Faraj Ahmad (60) - better known as Mullah Krekar - can be sent out of Norway.
While Prime Minister Erna Solberg (who has been threatened by the Mullah) says that "I have no emotions attached to the Supreme Court's decision," government colleague and the Progress Party's leader Siv Jensen says:
- I am very pleased that the courts have concluded that the conditions for the deportation of Krekar exist. Now it is up to the Ministry of Justice to make the decisions they believe is right.
Other members of the party are a bit more cheerful.
- I am delighted. This shows that the grounds for deportation are present, says the party's longtime Justice politician, Jan Arild Ellingsen.
He is looking forward to finally being able to say "goodbye" to Krekar.
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In October the Court of appeal decided that Krekar could be extradited to Italy. The ruling was appealed on the spot, but the Supreme Court has now rejected the case. The decision is thus final.
This means that Krekar may be extradited, which the Italian authorities have requested. There he is wanted for interrogation in connection with terrorism.
Ellingsen now expects a speedy deportation of the 60-year-old.
- I expect that the deportation order is put forward immediately, and that Krekar is out of the country by January 2017.
MP Ulf Isak Leirstein, is also cheering.
- Christmas came early this year! Bye bye Krekar!, he writes on Facebook.
On Twitter, he uses the word "Krexit."
The Norwegian authorities have for years tried to deport Krekar, who is wanted by the Iraqi authorities for murder and terrorism. The problem is that the Iraqis would execute him, and Norway does not deport people to countries where they face certain death. However, Italy has no death penalty, and when they flagged their interest in the Mullah, things were quickly set in motion in Norway, who would happily hand him over. And now, after the Mullah set his feet on Norwegian soil back in 1991, and has cost the Norwegian taxpayers millions in legal fees, the Norwegian people can finally say arrivederci Krekar!
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