February 12, 2008

Five Muslims Arrested in Mohammed Cartoon Murder Plot

Jyllands-Posten, the Danish paper the first published the cartoon drawn by Kurt Westergaard of a bomb on Mohammed's turban, has this:

Early Tuesday morning, Danish police arrested several people with a Muslim background suspected of conspiring to kill Kurt Westergaard, a Danish cartoonist with Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten....

The group arrested includes Danish as well as foreign citizens. The Danish Security and Intelligence Service have followed the group for months...

Statement by cartoonist Kurt Westergaard:

"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.

Good news everyone, Allahpundit reports:
The AP has information on only three of the suspects, but says one of them will be released and the other two merely deported back to Tunisia.
Concrete plot to murder a man, and one is released and two others deported? Justice, European style.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:01 AM | Comments |