Monday, January 04, 2010  
Danish Cartoonist Attacked

:: Posted by BK @ 1/04/2010 02:06:00 AM
The big news over the New Year's weekend comes from Denmark. Kurt Westergaard, the 74-year-old cartoonist responsible for one of the cartoons of Mohammad that caused an uproar among fundamentalists a few years back, was threatened in his home by a man with a knife and axe who had broken into his house. Westergaard and his granddaughter hid in a panic room, the cops came, shot the man, then arrested him. Accused in an unnamed Somali man. (CBC/Canadian Press)

Westergaard created the now-famous cartoon of Mohammad wearing a bomb in his turban, cited by some as the most outrageous of the 12 cartoons created by Danish cartoonists for the the Jyllands-Posten newspaper in 2005. This is the second life-threatening incident he has been involved in. Three men were arrested in 2008 for planning to bomb Westergaard.

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