A young Islamist in Norway had his day in court on Monday, to defend a long string of provocative statements and alleged threats he's made over the past few years. The case attracted the media publicity expected, as his high-profile defense attorney claimed he was testing the limits of freedom of expression.
Arslan Maroof Hussain, also known alternatively as Ubaydullah Hussain and Abaydullah Hussain, denied, as expected, that he was guilty of making threats against two Norwegian journalists, an author, Jews in Norway and a well-known researcher who testified against another radical Islamist.
Hussain, who recently stepped down as spokesman for a radical Islamist group in Norway known as Profetens Ummah, doesn't deny making the statements that prosecutors claim break the law. Among them: