Muslims in Syria do not understand why Norway is under a terror alert and it is likely propaganda to distract from the troubles in Gaza, says an Islamic spokesperson living in Oslo.

Arslan Ubaydullah Maroof Hussain is an Islamic leader living in Norway, and the former spokesperson for religious group "Profetens Ummah".

Hussain says to TV 2: "Those who fight in Syria are focusing on the areas of Syria, Iraq and the countries in the vicinity. They have more than enough to do down there concerning an established Sharia regime and their focus is on protecting it."

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