Monday, 4 March 2013
British extremist claims ‘mentor’ role
A British Islamic extremist reportedly has claimed he’s become a mentor and adviser for Norwegian Islamists, although they don’t seem to entirely agree. Several of the men who were espousing radical Islamic ideology in Norway last year, meanwhile, have since been keeping a lower profile.
Newspaper Aftenposten reported over the weekend that Anjem Choudary, who founded a controversial group that’s now banned in the UK, said there is no “administrative link” between his supporters in the UK and the Norwegians who’ve formed the group called Profetens Ummah in Norway. “But I’m a mentor and adviser for them,” Choudary told Aftenposten. “There are many who represent Islam, but I view Profetens Ummah as one of the few voices in Europe that speaks the trouth about Islam without compromise.”