Bhatti ordered held in custody

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An Oslo court has granted a police request to hold Islamist Arfan Bhatti in custody for another four weeks. He’s already been in prison since May 16, when he was arrested on charges of illegally acquiring weapons.

Bhatti, age 39, denies he’s guilty of any offenses and claims his arrest and incarceration were politically motivated. He claims he has nothing to do with the acquisition and delivery of weapons as described in the charges.

Bhatti, who has a long police record and has faced various terrorism charges since becoming a radical Islamist, has also been resisting police efforts to take new fingerprints, DNA tests and photographs of him. Bhatti claims the police are harassing him, while the Oslo court ruled that Bhatti’s unwillingness to cooperate heightened the suspicions against him. Its ruling allowed the police the proceed but Bhatti has appealed that as well.

newsinenglish.no staff

  • richard albert

    He should ‘go straight’ and write textbooks and treatises on how to take advantage of a system. One which (out of some ‘fairness-on-steroids’ doctrine) lets people like himself, Mullah Nasru-al-Krackpot, Anders Ballistic et al continue as festering sores on the bum of the body politic for decades.
    -Joined criminal gang Young Guns at 13
    -1998 conviction for a shooting while perpetrating other crimes
    -2008 convicted of shooting up a synagogue
    I guess if the politi are skeptical of his refusals, they just might have a reason.
    (Plus, he has been diagnosed as being nuts more than once.)
    Profoundly confused, anti-social, and violent, he goes to the Middle East and experiences what shrinks often call ‘projection’, and which is frequently described in the case of more benign and rational individuals as ‘an epiphany’. He looked until he found somebody who told him all this stuff that was boiling up inside him was OHH-KAYYY! He knew it all along; his ticket got punched.
    Back to Norway, where his overly lenient and hesitant treatment convinces him that it really must be so.
    Garden variety krud. Cosseting him makes it worse.