Denmark Strips Islamist Terror Preacher Of Citizenship, Deports Him to Morocco
Terrorist stripped of Danish citizenship confirmed by Prime Minister
Islamist preacher 58-year-old Said Mansour, who has been convicted twice for inciting terror, had his Danish citizenship revoked before being deported to Morocco on Friday, according to reports.
Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen confirmed the expulsion, saying: “Said Mansour has just been handed over to the Moroccan authorities.
“A final step following the strenuous efforts to implement the Supreme Court’s expulsion judgment from 2016.
“I am very pleased with the clear signal that criminal aliens promoting terror do not belong in Denmark,” he said.
In 2014 Mansour was convicted of promoting al-Qaeda before being sentenced to four years in prison.
In 2016 the Supreme Court stripped him of his Danish citizenship
He was also found guilty of supporting to acts terrorism including calling for a holy war against the West and making threats against the Jewish community in 2007.
He was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said it had taken a while to settle a repatriation agreement with Marrakesh, which included the Danish prime minister making a formal request in person in Morocco last month, according to Danish government-owned TV 2.
“I personally took the matter up with the Moroccan foreign minister several times, just as the prime minister also did on 10 December. It has been a long process, and therefore I am also particularly pleased that we have reached the goal,” Mr. Samuelsen said.
Said Mansour er netop overdraget til de marokkanske myndigheder. Et endeligt punktum for en ihærdig indsats for at gennemføre Højesterets udvisningsdom fra 2016. Jeg er meget tilfreds med et klart signal om, at kriminelle udlændinge, som fremmer terror, ikke hører til i DK #dkpol— Lars Løkke Rasmussen (@larsloekke) January 4, 2019
Mansour i flyet. pic.twitter.com/noekHZuQOI— Thomas Foght (@Thomasfoght) January 4, 2019
Mansour is now awaiting deportation from Denmark.
According to the Danish media, detaining a migrant for expulsion who has already served a prison sentence, is only permitted under the European Convention on Human Rights following an agreement with the native country for repatriation to be guaranteed.
The Danish government takes a much stricter stance on asylum-seeking than Scandinavian neighbor Sweden, who last year, recorded one of its worst ever nights for violence this year as masked migrant youths orchestrated a firebomb attack.
Stojberg today affirmed the deportation deal “is completely in order concerning the obligations we have to abide by the international human rights of Said Mansour.”
The remarks imply Denmark received promises from Morocco that Mansour would not be physically harmed, tortured, or executed.
Mansour was the first Danish citizen to lose his citizenship and be deported.
Morocco doesn't have an extradition agreement with Denmark.
But according to a Norwegian source, its common for Norwegian and Danish criminals go to Morocco to evade extradition.