This is not surprising, since the Qur’an guarantees Paradise to those who “kill and are killed” for Allah (9:111). This is stated in the strongest terms, as a “promise binding on Him in truth,” which is remarkable in light of the fact that the Qur’an otherwise teaches that Allah is absolute will, bound by nothing whatsoever and absolutely free to act in any way he pleases, with his hand unchained (cf. Qur’an 5:64).
What is surprising is that he is open about it, and that the Danish media is surprised to discover that a prominent imam is a Qur’an-believing Muslim. Certainly it is the prevailing assumption in the West that no Muslim outside of Saudi Arabia believes in such passages of the Qur’an, and that all of them are Methodists with hats and beards, but still, this level of willful ignorance is a bit ridiculous.