Skip to comments.Norwegian Islamist killed in Syria hailed as martyr in Norway
Posted on 05/04/2014 7:01:43 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
A Norwegian man killed fighting alongside rebels in Syria has been hailed as a martyr by one of the country's leading Islamist groups, raising fears his death will encourage others to join the country's civil war.
Egzon Avdyli, a 25-year-old from Oslo, was on Wednesday reported to have been killed in Syria, where he had reportedly been fighting as part of ISIL, an Islamist group classed a terrorist organisation by the US government.
Ubaydullah Hussain, the former leader of the Prophet's Ummah, a Norwegian Islamist Group, celebrated Avdyli as a martyr on Facebook on Thursday.
"My good friend and dear brother, may Allah accept you as a shaheed [martyr] and give you what all us we Muslims strive for, Jannat al Firdaws [the highest garden of Paradise]," he wrote. "The best death is that which occurs in the way of Allah."
Hussain's post was 'liked' by 45 fellow Islamists, with many commenting approvingly underneath the post.
Avdyli, who came to Norway from Albania as a child, had been drawn into the Prophet's Ummah from about 2011, occasionally acting as a spokesperson for the group.
"Our family has been devastated after we received the news that Egzon has been killed in Syria," his father told Aftenposten newspaper. "It is those fanatics who have the greatest responsibility for the fact that my Egzon became radicalized and has now been killed."
Lars Gule, an expert on extremism at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, warned that the lure of martyrdom could be used to recruit more young Norwegian Muslims to fight in Syria.
"There are several reasons why people opt to fight in a dangerous and exceptionally brutal civil war such as the one in Syria," he said. "of course, you have the element of youthfulness and adventure, but the other side of it is that they are motivated by a religious ideology that holds the promise of immediate ascension to heaven if you are killed in battle, and for some that holds an attraction."
Isn’t Norway the place where a psycho killer got sentenced to 6 years in prison?
Maybe when he gets out — he will deal with the Muslims there.
Where are the bloodthirsty, man killing Vikings when you really, really need them?
I am beginning to wonder if the Muslims long term plan is to take over Europe in the next 50 years. Then they have the ability to kill all “non-believers”, thus giving rise to the Beast of revelation.
Sounds like a win-win to me.
“I am beginning to wonder if the Muslims long term plan is to take over Europe in the next 50 years.”
I don’t have enough insight to comment on Revelation, but I fear it’s already too late to prevent Muslims from taking over Europe, just based on birth-rates. Unfortunately the desire often stated by Islamic leaders for all religions to “co-exist” seems to vanish once they become the majority.
At some point there will be a major conflict when the new Islamic Majority in the Netherlands decides to take on the country’s permissive laws relating to the sex trade.
The one thing America can be grateful for is that Mexico isn’t an Islamic country.
I am 100% Norwegian. My ancestors came to America in the 1950’s.
I have always had a trip to Norway on my small bucket list.
So a crazy Islamist LEFT Norway and went to Syria and got killed, and they are worried others will do the same?
Heck, I’d be giving them free plane tickets.
‘shaheed’ sounds kinda like ‘sh!thead’...
A trip to Norge is only going to make you weep. Rape of Christian young women is the national sport of the new Islamic Norwegians. They have parts of Oslo where even the cops are afraid to go.
Apparently, olde Norway was badly affected by "Brain Drain," mistakenly sending all those with the common sense gene to Minnesota and Maine.
Yo, Ole, Lena, wake TF up!
Message from a Time Traveler