Mariwan Halabjaee, the Salman Rushdie of Iraqi Kurdistan,
Threatened by Mullah Krekar
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Mariwan Halabjaee, the Salman Rushdie of Iraqi
Kurdistan, Threatened by Mullah Krekar
As reported in Aftenposten and
Dagbladet, in September 2008 Mullah Krekar
threatened to kill Mariwan Halabjaee in an audio
file published on the Kurdish website Renesans.nu.
Mullah Krekar was the original leader of the
Islamist terrorist group Ansar al-Islam in Iraq.
Mr. Halabjaee is the author of the book Sex,www.ekurd.netSharia
and Women in the History of Islam. The allegedly
"blasphemous" book is about how Islam is allegedly
used to oppress women. Mullah Krekar compared Mr.
Halabjaee with, among others, Salman Rushdie and
Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Mr. Halabjaee was forced to flee to Norway from
Iraqi Kurdistan because the Islamic League of
Kurdistan issued a fatwa to kill him. In August
2006,www.ekurd.netMr. Halabjaee was granted political asylum in
Norway. In December 2007, Mr. Halabjaee was
convicted in absentia in Iraqi Kurdistan for the
crime of blasphemy.
Ironically, Mullah Krekar, like Mr. Halabjaee,
currently resides in Norway as a refugee. Since
February 2003 Mullah Krekar has had an expulsion
order against him in Norway. The order has been
suspended, however, pending Iraqi government
guarantees that Mullah Krekar will not face torture
* Mariwan Halabjaee (sp. Marywan / Halabjay,
Halabjayee, Halabjaye, Halabjayi) * Terrorist attacks in Kurdistan region
'Iraq' by Ansar al-Islam group which believed to be linked
Mullah Krekar is the founder of radical and
Terrorist Islamist group . Krekar, whose real name
is Fateh Najmeddin Faraj has lived in Norway as a
refugee since 1991has become a huge headache for
May 13 was another bloody day for the Kurds, a
suicide car bomb targeted the headquarters of the
KDP party in Makhmour city in Kurdistan region
killed at least 30 people and
wounded 115 others including the
Nine members of Ansar al-Islam were arrested for
these terrorist attacks. Security forces in Iraq’s
Kurdistan autonomous region have arrested several
followers of previously tolerated Islamist parties,
accusing them of links to insurgents.
February 26, 2007,
Houzan Mahmoud, an international representative of
MADRE's sister organization, the Organization of
Women's Freedom in Iraq, received a death threat by
e-mail signed by Ansar al-Islam terrorist group. The
death threat, delivered via e-mail, read, "With the
permission of Great God, we will kill you either in
Iraq or in London by the middle of March, because
you are campaigning against Islam. You should be
sent to God for punishment."