The police are considering calling for Arfan Bhatti internationally – NRK Norway – Overview of news from different parts of the country
The police security service and the criminal police in Oslo believe there are traces of terror suspect Zaniar Matapour (43) to the Islamist Arfan Bhatti. It gets Dagbladet confirmed from several sources.
They do not have to be close friends. PST believes that Matapour has recently had a place in an environment where Arfan Bhatti is considered a leading figure, the newspaper writes.
NRK is aware that Bhatti is said to have stayed in Pakistan for a period.
Bhatti’s lawyer John Christian Elden is not aware of any international search.
– If you want contact with Bhatti, they can reach him at any time. He is not a suspect in the criminal case, and I do not know more, he says to NRK.
The Oslo police press guard does not want to comment on the case to NRK.
Religious texts on Facebook
NRK has previously written that Matapour had contact with Bhatti.
Earlier this month, Bhatti released several religious pages about killing gays on their Facebook profile.
– The quote is one of the hadiths that is used as a basis for the death penalty for homosexuality in Islam, Sylo Taraku has previously told NRK.
Taraku is an advisor in the Think Tank Agenda, and has written a column on the topic in Aftenposten.
Facebook later closed Bhatti’s account.