Aftenposten Norway, Norwegian news in English:
"Norwegian preacher kindles religious strife - - Celebrity Pentecostal preacher Runar Sögaard is under protection by Swedish police after receiving death threats. A high-profile sermon where Sögaard called the prophet Mohammed 'a confused pedophile' has triggered fears of religious war."
"Even if I see Runar while he has major police protection I will shoot him to death," a radical Islamist told Swedish newspaper Expressen. Persons connected to the Kurdish group Ansar al-Islam claim to have received a fatwa, a decree from a Muslim religious leader, to kill Sögaard.
Sögaard said he fears for his life and understands that he has angered the wrong people.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
especially if it is the truth. Apparently free speech is not a 'biggie" in Norway, as the preacher is being condemned for provoking conflict.
Posted by Edna Barney at 12:26 AM