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Arrests foil plot to attack Danish newspaper over cartoons

The best knownof Westgarrd’s cartoons.

BBC reported today:

Two men from Chicago have been charged with plotting overseas attacks, including on the Danish newspaper which published cartoons about Islam. David Coleman Headley, 49, and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, 48, were arrested earlier this month. US prosecutors say Mr Headley travelled to Denmark twice to plan an attack on the Jyllands-Posten newspaper offices.

Both were arrested earlier this month.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported:

They are accused of targeting for assassination Danish newspaper cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, who drew cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in 2005 that sparked violent riots around the Muslim world. Authorities raided a home and several businesses as part of the investigation.

The twelve most controversial cartoons provoking the 2005 riots are here.

October 29, 2009 - Posted by | Cultural, Religion | , ,

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