Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad was the first leader of Kurdistan-based Iraqi Islamic militant group Ansar al-Islam. While his mujahideen brothers in Kurdistan were busy raping and slaughtering, you know, normal Muslim stuff, Ahmad was chilling in Norway being all cowardly. Despite the local Kurdistan government’s order to have Ahmad extradited and face the death sentence they put upon him, Norway refuses to extradite him, seeing him as some sort of victim. What they didn’t realize was that he wanted Norwegians to be his victims.
In 2003, Norway investigated Ahmad’s ties to financing terror attacks, but couldn’t prove his association. I’m pretty sure constantly rambling about jihad is a pretty strong indicator of involvement on some level. However, Norway’s collective demand for being politically correct was appeased when Ahmad was let off.
Ahmad was investigated and charged a couple more times, but he was simply held for long periods because the law (or Thor’s hammer, or whatever it is they have in Norway) was unable to be exercised to its full power due to immigration and deportation restrictions.
Ahmad stated that he wanted an Islamic caliphate to take over the world, claiming there was no other state in which jihadis could live. In said caliphate, he said that terrorists such as bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri should be its leaders. Shortly thereafter, Norway launched another investigation once they realized something was really off about this crazy Muslim.
Ahmad was found guilty of making death threats against politicians and other local figures. He is currently behind bars. Despite the death sentence against him, he now claims he will return to Kurdistan when he is released though he knows he will be executed. He says that if he is executed, his death with be avenged by one of his fellow Ansar al-Islam militants.