A day after he was sentenced to five years in jail for issuing death threats, radical Kurdish Islamist Mullah Krekar was arrested at his home in Oslo on Tuesday by Norwegian security police.

The 55-year-old mullah, whose real name is Najmeddine Faraj Ahmad, shouted "long live Islam" as he was led away to a waiting police vehicle.

The founder of the Ansar al-Islam group, Krekar has lived in Norway since 1991.

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