Danish Authorities have arrested three suspects alleged to be plotting the death of a cartoonist who portrayed Mohammed. Jyllands-Postens editors think it might be Kurt Westergaard who they were after, more at Breitbart:
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Danish police said Tuesday they have arrested three people suspected of plotting to kill one of the 12 cartoonists behind the Prophet Muhammad drawings that sparked a deadly uproar in the Muslim world two years ago. Two Tunisians and a Dane of Moroccan origin were arrested in pre-dawn raids in western Denmark, the police intelligence agency said.The Dane was suspected of violating Danish terror laws but likely would be released after questioning as the investigation continues, said Jakob Scharf, the head of the PET intelligence service. The two Tunisians would be expelled from Denmark, he said.
The agency did it mention which cartoonist was targeted. However, according to Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper that first published the drawings on Sept. 30, 2005, the suspects were planning to kill its cartoonist Kurt Westergaard.
There were very concrete murder plans against Kurt Westergaard,” said Carsten Juste, the paper’s editor-in-chief.
The AP story doesn’t mention it but the riots over the cartoons were world-wide, and many died in the Islamist-inspired rioting. Remember that there was a world tour to drum up outrage and several faked cartoons shown by members of Islamist organizations – the riots did not occur by accident, they were instigated and planned, not just “deadly” as AP states.
More at AFP