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The imam who has been sharply criticized for having participated in a demonstration in support of an executed assassin in Pakistan, is back in Norway.
NehmatAliShah is imaminNorway’s largestmosque,JamaatAhleSunnatCentral–in Grønlandin Oslo.On Thursday Nettavisenreportedthat he isback inNorway,and on Fridaya press conference has been calledat the mosque.
Many people reacted strongly when it becameknown that Shahhad shown support forMumtazQadri,who was executedin February.Qadriwasconvicted ofhavingkilledthe GovernorSalmanTaseerin 2011.The killerwas a part ofa the bodyguard unit of Taseer
Severalhave demandedthedeparture of the imam,andChairman of the Boardat the mosquehas distanced himselffrom him andsaid that the conduct of theimam is an issuethat will be dealt with by the Board.