Friday, January 01, 2010

Danish Cartoonist has Lucky Escape in South African-style Murder Attempt

Another Jihadi proves that pensioner-murder is not beneath the followers of the Religion of Peace. The Servant of Allah was shot, but sadly was not killed. The cartoon at the source of this vicious crime is worth a reprint. I want to have this on a t-shirt soon.

Somali shot after allegedly attempting to attack Danish cartoonist

January 1, 2010 8:21 p.m. EST
Kurt Westergaard is known for his controversial depictions of the Muslim prophet Mohammad.
Kurt Westergaard is known for his controversial
depictions of the Muslim prophet Mohammad.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Assailant allegedly tried to enter the home of Danish political cartoonist Kurt Westergaard
  • Westergaard known for his controversial depictions of the Muslim prophet Mohammad
  • Since 2006, Danish authorities arrested others allegedly plotting to kill Westergaard

(CNN) -- A Somali man believed to have ties to terrorist groups was shot as he allegedly tried to enter the home of Danish political cartoonist Kurt Westergaard -- known for his controversial depictions of the Muslim prophet Mohammad -- on Friday, police said.

The 27-year-old man, who was not identified, wielded an ax and a knife and cracked a window at Westergaard's home in Aarhus, said police spokesman Morten Jensen. A home alarm alerted police to the scene at 10 p.m., and they were attacked by the man, he said.

The officers shot the man in the right leg and left hand. He was hospitalized, but was not seriously injured, police said.

Danish intelligence officials said the suspect is connected to al-Shabaab, al Qaeda's ally in east Africa.

The incident "once again confirms the terrorist threat that is directed against Denmark and against cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, in particular," said Jakob Scharf, spokesman for the Danish Security and Intelligence Service, in a statement.

Westergaard's caricature of Mohammed -- which depicted the prophet wearing a bomb as a turban with a lit fuse -- sparked an uproar among Muslims in early 2006 after newspapers reprinted the images months later as a matter of free speech. The cartoon was first published by the Danish newspaper Morgenavisen Jullands-Posten in September 2005.

At the time, Westergaard said he wanted his cartoon to say that some people exploited the prophet to legitimize terror. However, many in the Muslim world interpreted the drawing as depicting their prophet as a terrorist.

Over the years, Danish authorities have arrested other suspects who allegedly plotted against Westergaard's life.

After three such arrests were made in February 2008, Westergaard issued a statement, saying, "Of course I fear for my life after the Danish Security and Intelligence Service informed me of the concrete plans of certain people to kill me. However, I have turned fear into anger and indignation. It has made me angry that a perfectly normal everyday activity which I used to do by the thousand was abused to set off such madness."

Scharf said authorities have taken measures to ensure Westergaard's safety, and that the protection has "proven effective."

9 Opinion(s):

Dmitri said...

Where can I get that as a t-shirt - seriously. I am gatvol of these camel shaggers doing whatever they want.

Dachshund said...

Why do these stupid Danes let these Somalis into their country?

Anonymous said...

Watch and read mohammed T-shirt art from Sweden at,
http://www.mohammedt-shirt.com

Anonymous said...

This muslim sand kaffir needs to be lynched from the nearest oil derrick.

Exzanian said...

It's a pity the Crusaders never had 21st century military technology. The crusades would have been a lot more effective and a lot shorter. When, oh when, are the Middle Eastern countries going to have their enlightenment? We can't wait any longer.

Viking said...

you've been waiting, Ex??!

Islam can't have its Enlightenment, Europeans are insulating them from all the pressures that brought about ours - even Ireland now has enacted its new anti-blasphemy laws - and they're continually being told that their culture is perfectly fine as it is.
And yet we still let these al qaeda-connected Somalis live among us? The politicians responsible need to be held accountable for unleashing this scum on decent citizens.

Exzanian said...

Which is why Geert Wilders is so admirable. True courage in the face of a blizzard of opposition.

Viking said...

I;ve just found this excellent compilation of Islamic art which clearly depicts Mohammed

http://zombietime.com/mohammed_image_archive/islamic_mo_full/

These give to lie to the claim that Moslems have no images of Mohammed!

Dmitri said...

@anonymous - sand kaffir - man I have never heard that one. I love it. I usually call them camel shaggers, but sand kaffirs - that rocks :)