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- The Danish cartoonist who survived an axe attack
- . . . . . . 4 January 2010
Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard has been living in fear since he drew his notorious Muhammad cartoon. But even that could not prepare him for being attacked in his own home by a Muslim seeking revenge
In September 2005, the Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard was asked by his newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, to draw the prophet Muhammad "as you see him". He did, and it changed his life. The resulting cartoon was deemed blasphemous by hardline Muslims around the world and drew death threats. More than four years later, after Westergaard had already been forced to spend a harrowing few months on the run with his wife Gitte, a 28-year-old man of Somali origin forced his way into their home last Friday evening wielding an axe and a knife.
Arabic public response to the cartoons by Kurt Westergaard:
- Muslim cartoon fury claims lives
- . . . . . . 6 February 2006
At least five people have been killed in Afghanistan as protests against European cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad swept across the country.
Two people died when protesters turned on the US airbase at Bagram - although the US has had no involvement with the images, which originated in Denmark.
Meanwhile in Somalia, a teenage boy died after protesters attacked police.
Iran announced it was halting trade with Denmark, as protesters pelted the Danish embassy with petrol bombs.
And more unrest over the cartoons continues when the paper reprints them:
- Muslims protest Danish Muhammad cartoons
- . . . . . . 2/15/2008
Demonstrations against publication held in Pakistan, Gaza, Denmark
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Muslims protested Friday in the Gaza Strip, Pakistan and Denmark against the reprinting of a Danish newspaper cartoon depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
Thousands of residents in the conservative Gaza Strip ruled by the militant Islamic Hamas movement marched in the Jebaliya refugee camp chanting: "What Denmark said is heresy."
"It is shameful that Denmark should renew its offense against the prophet," Hamas official Mushir al-Masri told reporters at the protest.
- Four guilty of Danish plot over Muhammad cartoons
- . . . . . . 4 June 2012
Four men have been sentenced to 12 years in prison by a Danish court which found them guilty of planning a terrorist attack on newspaper offices.
The court heard the men wanted to kill people in revenge for Jyllands-Posten's publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in 2005.
The four were all Muslims resident in Sweden. Police said they were arrested just hours before the foiled attack.
All the men had denied charges of terrorism against them.
The Copenhagen-based newspaper's publication of the cartoons of Muhammad sparked protests in Muslim countries.
- **Looking back at Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses
- . . . . . . 14 September 2012
Writers, broadcasters, friends and publishing insiders recall what it was like to be caught up in the most controversial story in recent literary history, The Satanic Verses and the ensuing fatwa against its author, as Salman Rushdie prepares to bring out his eagerly awaited memoir.
SPIEGEL Interview with Ayaan Hirsi
- Ali 'Everyone Is Afraid to Criticize Islam'
- . . . . . . 02/06/2004
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Dutch politician forced to go into hiding after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh, responds to the Danish cartoon scandal, arguing that if Europe doesn't stand up to extremists, a culture of self-censorship of criticism of Islam that pervades in Holland will spread in Europe.
Short film by Dutch movie maker Theo van Gogh in association with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The film deals with the opression of women in many Muslim countries. Van Gogh was killed by a Muslim fanatic in 2004 because of the film. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is planning the second part of the film. "Submission" is the translation of the Arabic word "Islam".
on a personal note - I love the cartoon. I think it's funny shit. I also think right wing repelicans are not that far behind radical Islam . . .