Islamist fends off indictment

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Norwegian Islamist Ubaydullah Hussain, now under indictment for allegedly making threats and inciting hate, told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) on Thursday that he hasn’t broken “any of your man-made laws.” Rather, he thinks he’s protected under “the freedom of expression that your society is so proud of.”

Hussain also told NRK that he and other “practicing Muslims” feels he’s the target of “an intense witch hunt by the media, the courts, (police intelligence agency) PST, the police and the Norwegian government.” He claimed in an e-mail that he “has nothing to hide,” and will, “with Allah’s help,” defend himself.

Hussain is charged with threatening a witness who testified against Mullah Krekar, the former refugee who’s now in jail after also making threats, and also for threatening Norwegian Jews and journalists. He also was earlier charged with receiving stolen property and posing a threat to national security, but those charges were later dropped. staff