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.
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.