Imran Firasat, the Pakistani-born ex-Muslim critic of Islam and film producer, whose last resort to stay in Spain as a refugee was rejected by the Spanish Supreme Court in June, traveled to Norway—a country with distinguished record in offering shelter to people on humanitarian grounds—in the hope of finding refuge there.
But Norway, which even refuses to extradite the dangerous Al-Qaeda allied terrorist leader Mullah Krekar to Iraq, lest he would be executed in his home country, is refusing to offer asylum to Imran Firasat, and is instead set to deport him back to Spain, when Spain is preparing to deport him to Pakistan or Indonesia, where he is almost certain to suffer death under law or mob justice.
About Mullah Krekar
Krekar is the founding leader of the Al-Qaeda allied Iraqi terrorist group Ansar Al-Sunnah, which has carried out countless terrorist attacks and massacres in Iraq. He is listed as a terrorist by the UN and the US State Department. In 2003, the Norwegian High Court judged him a "danger to national security" (also by the Norway Supreme Court in 2008) and he was ordered to be deported in February 2003. In 2005, Iraqi justice minister also sought his extradition to Iraq to face justice for terrorist activities.
In September 2008, Krekar released a fatwa to kill Mariwan Halabjaee, a Norway based Iraqi Kurdish author, for writing the book, Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam. Also in 2010, he threatened to kill Erna Solberg, currently the Prime Minister of Norway, a threat he repeated in 2012 in case he would be deported from Norway. (read more about Mullah Krekar on Wikipedia)
Despite all these, Norway, for more than a decade, has refused to extradite Mullah Krekar to Iraq, fearing that he may face death penalty for his crimes in Iraq.
Imran Firasat, however, has no such luck. After Imran surrendered himself in Norway and sought asylum, he was quietly arrested by the Oslo police. The Norwegian authorities seems to be in a rushed to get rid of him and decided to deport him back to Spain without putting him through the standard protocol of producing him before a judge before the deportation can proceed.
If the Norwegian authorities has its way, Imran is set to be deported back to Spain on Monday (tomorrow). But there is a glimmer of hope for Imran that his supporters in Norway are trying to bring his case to a court before he is deported. If it fails, Imran deportation to Pakistan or Indonesia will get closer than ever.