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Ansar al Islam leader threatens Norway

OSLO, Norway, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The former head of Ansar al Islam allegedly made threats against Norway days after a court upheld a state expulsion order saying he was a security threat.

Mullah Krekar, the former head of the terrorist group Ansar al Islam, said Norwegian authorities wouldn't carry out the deportation because it would invoke a reaction from Islamic supporters, Aftenpost said Thursday.

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Krekar told a Kurdish Web site that armed groups that "probably are from Somalia or Morocco" would participate in the response to his deportation.

Supporters allege Krekar faces a death sentence if deported to his native Iraq.

Norway forbids deportation if the person's life is in jeopardy.

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