Boot him, and may he rot in jail for the rest of his days…..
Norway can extradite wanted Islamist to Italy: court
23 November 2016
The Norwegian Justice Ministry will now begin the extradition process. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix
The infamous Norway-based fundamentalist preacher Najmuddin Ahmad Faraj, better known as Mullah Krekar, lost his appeal to the Supreme Court on Wednesday and now faces extradition to Italy where he faces terror charges.
Krekar had appealed against earlier decisions by the Oslo District Court and the Borgarting Court of Appeal, but Norway’s highest court upheld the decisions on Wednesday and cleared the way for Krekar’s extradition.
The 60-year-old Islamist can now be sent to Italy to stand trial on charges that he led the Rawti Shax, a network that has planned to carry out attacks in the West.
According to broadcaster NRK, the Norwegian Justice Ministry will now formalize the extradition process.
Krekar’s lawyer, Brynjar Meling, said he is considering filing an appeal to the Justice Department and may file civil charges. NRK reported however that Krekar could be extradited before any new legal challenge is presented.