Ansar Al-Islam is the militant Islamic group that controls a small piece of northern Iraq and now stands accused by Colin Powell of having offered safe haven to members of al Qaeda. According to Reuters these charges were promptly denied at a press conference called by the group’s founder, one “Mullah” Krekar. So far so predictable. More surprising is the fact that this press conference took place in an Oslo bar. A bar? What kind of militant Islamist is this guy?