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Students of the religious Jamaat-e-Islami party, Pakistan's largest Islamic group, protest against Danish newspapers who have reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
Originally posted by Bluess
We used to make satire drawings for fun, to show different views about whatever issue was being cartooned.... In this case, the drawings where made to provoke and back up certain political agendas!
Originally posted by Hellmutt
The leader of SF (Socialist People's Party), Villy Søvndal says Hizb-ut-Tahrir should go to Hell!
27. okt 2009
Two men – a 49-year-old U.S. national and a 48-year-old Canadian national - are under arrest in Chicago on charges of preparing a terrorist attack against the Jyllands-Posten newspaper and other targets in Denmark. Jyllands-Posten was the newspaper which published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
The Chicago Tribune says that Headley was detained at the O’Hare International Airport on October 3rd and has allegedly admitted to receiving training from Lashkar-e-Taiba and is reported to have acknowledged that the plan called for either an attack on Jyllands-Postens building or the killing of the newspaper’s cultural editor and the cartoonist Kurt Westergaard.
Those arrested are said by PET to have been in close contact with the Lashkar-e-Taiba, al-Qaeda and Harakat-ul-Jihad Islami terrorist organisations in connection with planning for the attack
Oct. 27 (Bloomberg)
Headley allegedly visited two different Jyllands-Posten offices in January, one in Copenhagen and another in Viby, Denmark. At the Copenhagen site, he told employees he was visiting on behalf of First World Immigration Services
The main targets were the newspaper’s Viby and Copenhagen offices, Scharf said today at a press conference. Kurt Westergaard, the cartoonist who drew the picture of Muhammad wearing a bomb in his turban, and Flemming Rose, an editor at the newspaper who was responsible for printing the drawings, were two specific targets of the planned attack, Scharf said.
The planned attacks would have involved “hand weapons and explosives,” Scharf said.
“We’re continuing the investigations and can’t rule out that it will lead to more arrests,”
Eastern Jutland police say that the package measured 20 by 40 was on the stairs in front of the artist’s home.
“Kurt Westergaard has been evacuated,” says Superintendant Mogens Brøndum adding that neighbours to a distance of 100 metres - some 25 households - had also been evacuated.
After the bomb squad had dealt with the package, police cordons were removed from the area. It is not yet known what the package contained and investigatioins continue.
Danish police have shot a man trying to break into the home of a controversial cartoonist armed with an axe.
A 27-year-old Somalian was wounded in the incident at the Aarhus home of Kurt Westergaard, 74, who drew cartoons of Islam's prophet Mohammed.
Guards stopped three men trying to break into the house, Danish media reported.
On Jan 2, an axe-wielding 28-year-old man broke into Westergaard's home screaming for "revenge" and "blood". Police - alerted by the cartoonist who had hidden in a panic room - shot and arrested him.
Aftenposten's editor, Hilde Haugsgjerd, said it seemed "natural and justified to republish the artistic and journalistic body of work that is likely the cause of this violence".
Pakistan urged Norway to take appropriate measures and ensure that the people who committed this blasphemous act were appropriately reprimanded.
19. jan 2010
There has been widespread political criticism in Denmark of a decision by the Internet auctioneers Lauritz.com not to auction off a painting by cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, the proceeds of which were to go to earthquake relief in Haiti.
Minister for Culture Carina Christensen says the move gives a wrong signal and has urged the company to review its decision, while Socialist People’s Party Leader Villy Søvndal says Lauritz.com’s decision is ridiculous