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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...

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...

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...

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...

Mohammed Cartoon Goes on the Market

Artist, in hiding, calls drawing 'a symbol of freedom of expression'

(Newser) - Kurt Westergaard, the artist behind the most controversial of the Danish cartoons that sparked fierce Muslim protest in 2005, is looking to sell his drawing. The sketch of Mohammed with a bomb in his turban has sent Westergaard into hiding, under police protection, and potential buyers may be scared off...

Muhammad Cartoon Artist Now Homeless
Muhammad Cartoon Artist Now Homeless

Muhammad Cartoon Artist Now Homeless

Dane deemed 'too much of a security risk' for police protection

(Newser) - A Danish cartoonist who enraged the Muslim world in 2005 with his depiction of the prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban is now homeless, Der Spiegel reports. Kurt Westergaard, 73, has been thrown out of his police-protected hotel room—where he was sent when authorities uncovered a plot...

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