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 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  29.9.2008


September 29, 2008

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 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, Sharia 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, Mr. 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 or execution.

* Mariwan Halabjaee (sp. Marywan / Halabjay, Halabjayee, Halabjaye, Halabjayi)

* Terrorist attacks in Kurdistan region 'Iraq' by Ansar al-Islam group which believed to be linked to Al-Qaeda:

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 Norwegian authorities.

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On September 29, 2008 Mariwan Halabjaee, the Salman Rushdie of Iraqi Kurdistan, threatened by Mullah Krekar

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On 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."

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