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Aftenposten followed up over the weekend on earlier reports of what's known locally as taxijuks, that is, widespread fraud that's enriched Pakistani-Norwegian taxi drivers and owners, who in turn send much of their ill-gotten gains back to Pakistan in an effort to hide assets from Norwegian tax authorities
Other taxi owners and drivers charged with tax evasion in Norway are known to have large, expensive homes in Pakistan, where their families live affluent lives.
Oslo police, meanwhile, have also uncovered ties between criminal Pakistani gangs in Oslo and more than 40 taxi drivers. The drivers are suspected of carrying gang members and their weapons, as well as drugs.
Many honest taxi drivers in Oslo and elsewhere in Norway now fear for the reputation of the entire industry
To VG said several of the drivers that they will continue attacks until Dagbladet apologize
Fri Feb 26, 10:13 am ET
COPENHAGEN – A Danish newspaper on Friday apologized for offending Muslims by reprinting a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb-shaped turban, rekindling heated debate about the limits of freedom of speech.
Danish daily Politiken said its apology was part of a settlement with a Saudi lawyer representing eight Muslim groups in the Middle East and Australia.
It drew strong criticism among Danish media, which previously had stood united in rejecting calls to apologize for 12 Muhammad cartoons
"Politiken's pathetic prostrating before a Saudi lawyer takes the first prize in stupidity," said Joern Mikkelsen, editor in chief of Jyllands-Posten, which first printed the 12 cartoons.
At Copenhagen newspaper Berlingske Tidende, chief editor Lisbeth Knudsen called the apology "embarrassing and shameful." And Mogens Blicher Bjerregaard, head of the Danish Union of Journalists, said Politiken was "kneeling before opponents of the freedom of press."
Westergaard, who earlier this year had to lock himself inside a safe room when an ax-wielding (muslim) attacker broke into his home, said he believed the apology was prompted by fear.
The Saudi lawyer representing the Muslim groups, Faisal Yamani, has been demanding apologies from 11 Danish newspapers that reprinted the cartoon.
The prophet's true believers have now hired a top Saudi Arabian lawyer, Faisal Yamani, to nail the Danish newspapers to the cross because they reprinted the Muhammed cartoons in February 2008.
It has not been possible to get the Saudi lawyer,Faisal Yamani, to reveal who his clients are
The plea agreement reveals some new facets in the terror case, including [...]
Kashmiri reportedly stated that the attackers should behead captives and throw their heads out of the newspaper building
April 22, 2010
Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, who has been attacked and repeatedly threatened over a drawing of Prophet Mohammed, has been placed on indefinite leave by his newspaper "for security reasons," he told AFP Thursday.
"It is forced vacation but it looks a lot like I'm being retired," the 75-year-old cartoonist said, adding that he himself still had an "insatiable desire" to work.
"It's a pity. I have become a too heavy burden and a very big security risk," he said
A Swedish artist who angered Muslims by depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a dog was assaulted Tuesday while giving a university lecture about the limits of artistic freedom.
Lars Vilks told The Associated Press a man in the front row ran up to him and head-butted him during a lecture, breaking his glasses but leaving him uninjured.
Vilks made his rough sketch more than a year after 12 Danish newspaper cartoons of the prophet sparked furious protests in Muslim countries in 2006
In March an American who called herself Jihad Jane was charged with plotting to kill the Swede and using the internet to enlist co-conspirators.
The Associated Press
Saturday, May 15, 2010; 10:12 AM
STOCKHOLM -- The home of a Swedish artist who once drew a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad as a dog has been hit by a suspected arson attack, police said Saturday.
Lars Vilks, who lives in Nyhamnslage in southern Sweden, was not at home during the attack late Friday night and no one was reported injured.
Police were alerted just before noon Saturday, as people passing by the artist's house noted that several windows had been smashed. When officers arrived, they discovered plastic bottles filled with gasoline and fire damage on the surface of the building. Attackers are also suspected of having tried setting the inside of house on fire, but the flames are thought to have fizzled out.
Police have no suspects in the case[/url]
Jyllands-Posten culture editor Flemming Rose is due to reprint the drawings in a new book about the freedom of speech, which hits the market on the day of the anniversary itself.
A car exploded at the busy shopping street Drottninggatan in central Stockholm. [...]
The Swedish news agency TT reports that both them and the Swedish Security Service received a video-film only ten minutes before the explosions.
In the film a man addresses to "Sweden and the Swedish people". He, among else, refers to the Swedish silence on artist Lars Vilks paintings of the muslim prophet Mohammed, the Swedish soldiers in Afghanistan, saying that "now shall your children, daughters and sisters die as our brothers and sisters and children are dying."
December 29, 2010
(CNN) -- Four men have been arrested on suspicion of preparing a terror attack against the Danish daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten, a spokesman for the Danish intelligence agency PET said Wednesday.
Jyllands-Posten is the same paper that published controversial political cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed five years ago.
29 December 2010
Four men have been arrested in Denmark for a suspected plot to attack a newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, police say.
The security and intelligence service (Pet) said three of the four were residents of Sweden who had entered Denmark on Tuesday night.
A pistol fitted with a silencer and live ammunition were found when they were searched, Danish media say.
30. dec 2010
One of the four men arrested yesterday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack against Jyllands-Posten/Politiken premises in Copenhagen is to be released and will not be presented in court.
According to the Danish and Swedish security and intelligence services, the men had advanced and imminent plans to enter the Jyllands-Posten/Politiken premises in central Copenhagen and ‘kill as many people as possible’.