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Denmark Convicts 4 in Terror Plot

Men plotted attack on newspaper that published Mohammed cartoons

(Newser) - Four men who planned a shooting spree at the office of a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the prophet Mohammed were found guilty of terrorism today and sentenced each to 12 years in prison. The men were arrested in late December 2010 just hours before authorities say they planned... More »

Denmark: We Busted 2 Would-Be Terrorists

Somali-born brothers overheard discussing methods and targets

(Newser) - Danish intelligence officials say they've arrested two brothers who were plotting an unspecified terrorist attack. The brothers, ages 18 and 23, were born in Somalia, but have spent most of their lives in Denmark and are Danish citizens. Authorities say they were overheard discussing methods, targets, and types of... More »

Cartoon Terror Trial Begins in Denmark

4 men accused of plotting attack on newspaper over Mohammed cartoons

(Newser) - Four men accused of planning a shooting spree at a newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed have gone on trail in Denmark. Prosecutors say the four—three Swedes and a Tunisian—were planning to shake Danish society by killing as many people as possible at the Jyllands-Posten newspaper,... More »

Satirical Paper Firebombed Over Mohammed Joke

'Charlie Hebdo' announced the prophet would be 'editor-in-chief' of issue

(Newser) - A satirical French newspaper's offices were firebombed early this morning, one day after announcing this week's issue would feature the Prophet Mohammed as "editor-in-chief." Charlie Hebdo, long known for taking an irreverent stance with regard to all religions, also featured cartoon depictions of Mohammed on the... More »

Jurors Deliver Split Verdict in Chicago Terror Trial

Businessman cleared of ties to Mumbai attack, convicted in Denmark plot

(Newser) - A federal jury convicted a Chicago businessman today of helping plot an attack against a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. But it cleared him of the more serious charge that he cooperated in the deadly 2008 rampage in Mumbai. The jury reached its split verdict after... More »

5 Arrested in Plot on Danish Newspaper

Planned to 'kill as many of the people present as possible'

(Newser) - Denmark's intelligence service today arrested four people suspected of planning an "imminent" terror attack against a newspaper that printed the controversial Prophet Mohammad cartoons; Swedish police said they arrested a fifth suspect. The group planned to enter the building where the Jyllands-Posten daily has its Copenhagen newsdesk and "... More »

Fatwa Sends Seattle Cartoonist Into Hiding

Molly Norris changes name over 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day'

(Newser) - A Seattle cartoonist has been forced to change her name and leave town over the “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” cartoon she drew this summer. “You may have noticed that Molly Norris’ comic is not in the paper this week,” the Seattle Weekly's editor wrote. “That’s... More »

Now Pakistan's Blocking YouTube

Crackdown adds site to growing list

(Newser) - Yesterday, Facebook ; today, YouTube: Pakistan has blocked access to the video-sharing site—along with 450 other links, including some Wikipedia pages—because of its “growing sacrilegious content.” The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority didn't refer to specific offensive material, but said it acted after the site failed to take down... More »

Muhammad Cartoonist Head-Butted at Lecture

Scuffle breaks out at Swedish university

(Newser) - Swedish artist Lars Vilks, famous for inciting Muslim rage over his depiction of the Prophet Muhammad as a dog, was assaulted yesterday as furious protesters interrupted his Uppsala University lecture about the limits of free speech. "A man ran up and threw himself over me. I was head-butted and... More »

South Park Creators Need Protection—and Solidarity

Hollywood should step up with campaign against extremists

(Newser) - Dismissing those who threatened South Park's creators as mere cranks or fringe extremists is a potentially deadly mistake, warns a Dutch politician who received death threats herself after criticizing Islam. The warning from a radical website may not have broken the law, but it still amounts to an "informal... More »

South Park Censors Depiction of Mohammed

But it might just be a joke

(Newser) - Apparently there are places even South Park fears to tread. After getting a death threat from the jihadist website RevolutionMuslim.com, the show pulled the prophet Mohammed out of this week's episode, bleeping out all mention of his name, putting “censored” banners over parts of the episode and, where... More »

In Wake of Cartoonist Attack, Denmark Veers Right

New immigration crackdown expected

(Newser) - Denmark prides itself on being a liberal, tolerant society but the recent attack on cartoonist Kurt Westergaard is the latest incident to nudge Danish society the other way. The news that the attacker was a Muslim immigrant has sparked calls from politicians for the country's immigration laws—already among the... More »

Cartoonist Attacker Also Plotted Clinton Hit

Somali who attacked Westergaard was detained earlier in Kenya

(Newser) - The Somali man who attacked a controversial Danish cartoonist had been previously arrested in Kenya in September on suspicion of plotting an attack against US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Denmark's Politiken newspaper reports today. Citing unnamed sources, it said he was later released due to lack of evidence. Clinton... More »

Police Shoot Man Attacking Muhammad Cartoonist

Ax- and knife-wielding man breaks into Kurt Westergaard home

(Newser) - Police shot a Somali man wielding an ax and a knife last night after he broke into the home of Kurt Westergaard, the Danish artist whose cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb-shaped turban outraged the Muslim world. A 28-year-old man with ties to al-Qaeda was caught by police... More »

Chicago Terror Suspect Charged in Mumbai Attacks

Authorities say David Headley helped pick targets

(Newser) - A Chicago man already in custody for allegedly planning a terrorist strike against a Danish newspaper, has been charged with helping to plan the Mumbai attacks. According to prosecutors, David Headley was a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group suspected in the attack, and attended a terrorist training camp and scouted... More »

Terror Suspects in Chicago Linked to Mumbai

Men's trail leads to Pakistan, Bollywood

(Newser) - A pair of Chicago-based men busted last month in a plot to kill the Danish Mohammed cartoonist are now suspected of helping plot the Mumbai attacks last year. Suspect David Headley—who changed his name from Daood Gilani to make border crossings easier, according to the FBI—is believed to... More »

Chicago Men Busted in Danish Terror Plot

Pair accused of plot to attack paper that printed Mohammed cartoons

(Newser) - Two Chicago men have been charged with conspiring to attack the Danish newspaper that enraged many Muslims by printing cartoons of Mohammed in 2005. Suspect Daniel Coleman Headley, a US citizen who grew up in Pakistan, has "very extensive contacts with leading militant extremists in Pakistan," an official... More »

Yale Slammed for Censoring Cartoons

Danish cartoons yanked from prof's book to 'avoid violence'

(Newser) - Criticism is continuing to mount against Yale University, even from its own professors and alumni, for publishing The Cartoons That Shook the World—while censoring the cartoons that shook the world, reports AP. Yale University Press yanked the Danish caricatures from a book about the protests they spawned out of... More »

Yale Sides With Dictators by Censoring Cartoons

Muhammad decision is short-sighted

(Newser) - Yale University has “handed a victory to extremists” by deciding to pull images of the prophet Muhammad from its upcoming book on the Danish cartoon controversy, writes Mona Eltahawy in the Washington Post. Eltahawy is a Muslim living in Denmark, and she knows full well that the cartoons offended... More »

Controversial Muhammad Cartoon Goes on Sale

Some copies are signed by artists in hiding

(Newser) - Three years after political cartoons of the prophet Muhammad sparked violent riots in Muslim countries, the Denmark Free Press Society is selling prints of the controversial art. Some of the 1,000 copies, priced at $250 each, are signed by the artist, who remains in hiding due to death threats,... More »

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