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A Danish court has found four Muslim terrorists guilty for planning a bomb attack on a newspaper for its publication of satirical cartoons of Muhammad.
At a prayer service in Denmark before their arrest, the men were heard on a surveillance tape saying “when you meet the infidels, cut their throats.” [Read more...]
In yet another Muslim attack on free speech the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo have been destroyed by a petrol bomb — a day after it named the Prophet Mohammed as its “editor-in-chief” for this week’s issue.
The fiercely anti-clerical magazine said the move, which included renaming the publication “Sharia Hebdo”, was intended to “celebrate” the victory of Islamist party Ennhada in Tunisia’s election. [Read more...]
Danish artist Kurt Westergaard, known for his controversial caricature of the Prophet Mohammed, said Friday he had not been informed of a trial against him in Jordan and said he would in any case not attend.
“I have not done anything illegal in Denmark. I only did my job and I will always defend the right to freedom of expression,” he said, reiterating meanwhile that he had “never had the intention to offend Muslims and their faith with my caricature.” [Read more...]
A Somali man has been found guilty of attempted terrorism for trying to kill a Danish cartoonist
whose drawing of the Prophet Mohammed
sparked Muslim outrage around the world.
Westergaard drew a cartoon of the Mohammad, considered to be the foremost prophet by Muslims, wearing a turban shaped as a bomb with a burning fuse. [Read more...]
A group of men arrested in Denmark on Wednesday were about to mount a “Mumbai style” attack on the Danish newspaper that ignited Muslim fury around the world by publishing satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005, the head of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service said.
The men had been under surveillance for months, and were among 200 radicals identified in a recent Swedish intelligence report, according to intelligence sources in Scandinavia. [Read more...]
A book about the publication of cartoons in Denmark that angered Muslims
by showing images of the Prophet Muhammad will be released despite recent terror threats, the publisher said Wednesday.
“The book will come out as planned,” said
Karsten Blauert, of Jyllands-Posten Editions
The book, titled “The Tyranny of Silence
,” is due out Thursday, five years to the day after the cartoons first appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten
. Our take
: Good for them! People in the civilized world can not allow a bunch of barbarians
, who claims to act in the name of their religion, to violate their freedom
with threats of violence and other acts of terrorism. [Read more...]
The Norwegian police said Tuesday that three suspected militants
] arrested in July had been planning an attack on a Danish newspaper whose publication of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad
in 2005 ignited fury in much of the Muslim world the following year.
The claimed link to the cartoons in the Jyllands-Posten
newspaper underscored the enduring impact of the 12 drawings as a focal point of militant action. Earlier this month, Danish police said a Chechen boxer had been planning to send a letter bomb
to the same newspaper when the explosives went off accidentally at a hotel in Copenhagen. [Read more...]