Just in! Danish police have arrested several Islamists suspected of plotting to kill one of the 12 cartoonists, Kurt Westergaard, who drew the Prophet Muhammad. The arrests were made in Aarhus in western Denmark.
Police in the Århus-area arrested five people on Tuesday morning who they suspect of planning to murder Kurt Westergaard, one of the illustrators who contributed to Jyllands-Posten newspaper’s series depicting the prophet Mohammed.
The suspects, who reportedly had a Muslim background, include three Danish citizens. While police withheld statements in the wake of the arrests, early reports indicated the domestic intelligence service PET had had the suspects under surveillance operation for several months.
More here. *L* KGS
NOTE: Kurt Westergaard was the cartoonist who drew the picture of the Muslims’ prophet Mohamed with a bomb in his turban. Thankfully these Islamist nut-jobs were caught!
NOTE: Flemming Rose reports on Kurt Westergaard’s thoughts on the recent attempt on his life. “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.”
Salmon Rushdie would be in agreement. *L* KGS