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Good: Danish Police Shoot Intruder at Home of Mohammed Cartoonist

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    Good: Danish Police Shoot Intruder at Home of Mohammed Cartoonist

    Breaking on Sky News in the UK

    Danish police have shot a man trying to break into the home of a controversial cartoonist armed with an axe.A 27-year-old Somalian was wounded in the incident at the Aarhus home of Kurt Westergaard, who drew cartoons of Islam's prophet Mohammed.

    The man was trying to break into the house and attacked police when they tried to stop him.

    He is being held in custody, police said.

    "At 10pm this evening, a personal alarm was received from Mr Westergaard's house," chief superintendant Morten Jensen, from East Jutland police, said.

    Officers found the man "armed with an axe and a knife in either hand".

    Chief Supt Jensen said: "He broke a window of Mr Westergarrds house. He tried to attack one officer with an axe and he was shot in his right leg and his left arm.

    "He's not seriously injured, he's in custody," he added.

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    If only we could all have a personal Police Alarm

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    Good for the Danish police. Even better had the shots been delivered amidships instead of right leg and left arm.

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    A 27-year-old Somalian was wounded in the incident at the Aarhus home of Kurt Westergaard, who drew cartoons of Islam's prophet Mohammed.
    Good for the Danish Police but they really need to practice their shooting if you ask me!
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    I'll put this in the "bad" column...the resident should be able to defend himself...with a firearm if need be...

    ...so much for the "religion of peace"...
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    Danish police have shot a man trying to break into the home of a controversial cartoonist armed with an axe. A 27-year-old Somalian was wounded in the incident at the Aarhus home of Kurt Westergaard, who drew cartoons of Islam's prophet Mohammed.
    More journalistic ineptitude. Was the man breaking in the one armed with the axe? Or, was it the controversial cartoonist who was armed with the axe?

    Oh, what I would give for journalists who could write!!!
    A proper sentence might actually indicate (correctly) WHO was armed with the axe. You would think that the English could actually write English well.

    Officers found the man "armed with an axe and a knife in either hand".

    Chief Supt Jensen said: "He broke a window of Mr Westergarrds house. He tried to attack one officer with an axe and he was shot in his right leg and his left arm.
    Typical journalism. Drives me crazy.

    ETA: Not picking on the Brits. Americans are at least as bad.
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    They're lucky he wasn't wearing a suicide vest too,bang bang kabooooom
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    Sounds like the Danish officer needs more time at the shooting range.

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    Poke fun at the murderous side of an idealogy ... get religious fanatics the world over threatening your murder for the remainder of your life. There's the rule of law and those who support it, and then there's this. Axe-wielding assassins going after elderly and children, all across the world to the homes of anyone named with the author's name. What a world.

    I wonder if the ownership and carry of firearms is allowed by Danish citizens.

    The police made it there pretty quickly. It's not indicated, though I assume the homeowner called police to report the intrusion. 2mins response time, eh? What a concept.


    Danish police shoot 'terrorist' trying to enter Mohammed cartoonist's home

    Danish police have shot a Somali man linked to al-Qaida who tried to enter the home of an artist who drew controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

    By Rebecca Lefort

    Published: 8:06AM GMT 02 Jan 2010

    The man, 28, who was armed with an axe and a knife,
    went to the home of Kurt Westergaard at 10pm local
    time on Friday, police said. Police shot him in the leg and arm and he was arrested. He is expected to recover.

    Mr Westergaard, 74, was commissioned by the Jyllands-Posten newspaper to produce caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed five years ago, including one which depicted the Prophet with a bomb in his turban.

    He has received several death threats since the cartoon was published, but had spoken recently about trying to live as normal a life as possible at his home in Viby near the western city of Aarhus.

    Mr Westergaard was there with a five-year-old granddaughter when the attacker tried to get in. "I locked myself in our safe room. He tried to smash the entrance door with an axe," he said. He said that the assailant shouted "revenge" and "blood" as he tried to enter the bathroom where Mr Westergaard and the child had sought shelter.

    "My grandchild did fine," he said. "It was scary. It was close. Really close. But we did it."

    Officers arrived two minutes later and tried to arrest the assailant, who wielded an axe at a police officer. One officer then shot the man in a knee and a hand, authorities said. Nielsen said the suspect was admitted to hospital but his life was not in danger.

    Mr Westergaard was said to be "quite shocked" but was not injured. Jakob Scharf, who heads the Danish intelligence service, PET, said the attack was "terror related".

    "The arrested man has according to PET's information close relations to the Somali terrorist group, al-Shabaab, and al-Qaida leaders in eastern Africa," he added. An umbrella organisation for moderate Muslims in Denmark condemned the attack.

    "The Danish Muslim Union strongly distances itself from the attack and any kind of extremism that leads to such acts," the group said in a statement.

    Denmark's cartoon crisis began in September 2005 when the Jyllands-Posten cultural editor Flemming Rose commissioned the satirical drawings as part of a discussion on free speech. The cartoons inflamed anti-Danish and anti-Western sentiment among Muslims across the world. In January 2006, after both the newspaper and the Danish government refused Muslim demands for an apology, a wave of violence
    (Day of anger threatened over cartoons of Prophet - Telegraph) ensued during which several Danish embassies were set alight, a boycott of Danish goods was encouraged across the Muslim world and violent anti-Danish demonstrations were held, particularly in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    Several demonstrators were killed in separate incidents as security forces sought to control the protests. In the past several people have been arrested on suspicion of plotting Westergaard's murder (World news, breaking world news, latest world news from the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa - Telegraph
    /1578430/Five-arrested-in-Danish-cartoon-murder-plot.html) Danish police have since offered protection (Danish cartoonist's 81 namesakes in terror risk - Telegraph) to everyone in the country called Kurt Westergaard.
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    Zealot brought up on charges of Attempted Manslaughter, brought into court on stretcher.


    Cartoonist 'attacker' on attempted manslaughter charges

    Cartoonist 'attacker' on attempted manslaughter charges

    Page last updated at 13:01 GMT, Saturday, 2 January 2010

    A man has denied attempted manslaughter charges after allegedly storming the home of a Danish cartoonist whose Prophet Muhammad drawing caused uproar.

    The 28-year-old Somali - who was shot by police outside Kurt Westergaard's home on Friday night - was carried in to court on a stretcher.

    The suspect was charged with trying to kill Mr Westergaard and a police officer at the scene, in Aarhus.

    He is alleged to have links with Somalia's al-Shabab Islamist militants.

    Police said an intruder had got into Mr Westergaard's home in eastern Denmark on Friday night armed with a knife and an axe, and had shouted in broken English that he wanted to kill him.

    The 74-year-old cartoonist, who was with his five-year-old granddaughter, raised the alarm from a specially designed panic room.

    Police said the suspect, who had a permit to stay in Denmark, was shot in the knee and the shoulder, but his life was not in danger.

    Jakob Scharf, who heads the Danish intelligence service Pet, earlier said the alleged attack was "terror related" and that the suspected assailant had close contacts to a radical Somalian insurgent group, al-Shabab.

    He had been under surveillance for activities unrelated to Mr Westergaard.

    The shaken cartoonist told Danish news agency Ritzau: "I locked myself in our safe room and alerted the police. He tried to smash the entrance door with an axe, but he didn't manage.

    "He used insults, I don't remember which, but it was bad language. He spoke poor Danish and he wound up saying he'd be back."

    Mr Westergaard also told the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten, where the cartoon was originally published, that he had been taken to a safe location, but defiantly added he would be back.

    Fritz Keldsen, deputy chief superintendent of Aarhus city police, said officers had arrived at Mr Westergaard's home "in strong numbers", after receiving the emergency call.

    "When we saw the suspect, he was moving away from the scene," he added. "Then he attacked the police patrol. He did that with such skill, that they had to shoot him."

    Mr Westergaard's cartoon, one of 12 to be published in Jyllands Posten, depicted the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban.

    In 2006 the newspaper apologised for the drawings, but other European media reprinted them.

    Danish embassies were then attacked by Muslims around the world and dozens killed in riots.

    Mr Westergaard went in to hiding amid threats to his life, but emerged last year saying he wanted to live as normal a life as possible.

    His house has been heavily fortified and is under close police protection.

    Islamic militants have placed a $1m (620,000) price on Mr Westergaard's head.

    Although he is one of 12 cartoonists whose drawings of the Prophet Muhammad were published in Jyllands-Posten, he has had the highest profile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miklcolt45 View Post

    Oh, what I would give for journalists who could write!!!
    A proper sentence might actually indicate (correctly) WHO was armed with the axe. You would think that the English could actually write English well.
    Guys...when I posted that it had just happened...I would presume that sky had taken it straight from AP or even the Danish press, what I am saying is I think it was a direct translation from danish to english...
    Regarding Danish gun laws...I don't think citizens can have CCW but firearms are not banned, I don't think their laws regarding self defence are any think like the UK's stupid laws.

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    Thought you might like to read an update.... I have inc some of the comments that might interest you too


    Axe-wielding man charged with attempted murder after breaking into home of Danish 'Mohammed' cartoonist
    By Daily Mail Reporter
    Last updated at 2:50 PM on 02nd January 2010

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    A Somalian man was today charged with attempted murder after breaking into the house of a controversial cartoonist in Denmark.
    The 28-year-old smashed a window to get into Kurt Westergaard's home last night, forcing him to take refuge in a safe room.
    Officers arrived at the property in Aarhus within minutes to find the man with 'an axe and a knife in either hand' and shot him in the knee and on his left arm.
    The Somalian was carried into court on a stretcher where he was charged with two counts of attempted murder relating to Westergaard and a police officer.

    Wounded: The Somalian was carried into court on a stretcher and charged with two counts of attempted murder
    Westergaard, 75, sparked outrage in 2005 when he drew a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed with a bomb-shaped turban.
    He was one of the 12 cartoonists commissioned by the Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper to produce caricatures of the Muslim prophet.
    Islamic law generally opposes any depiction of the prophet, even favorable, for fear it could lead to idolatry.
    Muslims were particularly incensed by Westergaard's cartoon, which portrayed Mohammed with a bomb in his turban and was seen as extending the caricature of Muslims as terrorists. The images sparked protests and outrage across the globe.
    Controversial: Kurt Westergaard has become a target for extremists since drawing a satirical picture of the Prophet Mohammed
    Westergaard's five-year-old granddaughter was staying in the house at the time of the attack.

    They sought shelter in a panic room when they heard the suspect breaking in, Preben Nielsen from the Aarhus police said.
    Jakob Scharf, head of Denmark's intelligence agency, said the attack was 'terror related'.
    According to Danish intelligence, he has 'close relations to the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab and al-Qaida leaders in eastern Africa,' Scharf said.
    He is suspected of involvement in terror-related activities in east Africa and had been under surveillance, although not in connection with Westergaard, he added.
    Scare: A smashed window at the cartoonist's home today after police shot an intruder who was armed with a knife and axe
    Safe: The cartoonist and his granddaughter, who was staying the night, were unharmed in the attack

    The man had a residency permit for Denmark. He is expected to be charged for attempted murder of Westergaard and a police officer.

    It was unclear whether the suspect actually managed to get inside the home of the cartoonist in Denmark's second largest city, 125 miles northwest of Copenhagen.
    Westergaard he told his employer, the Jyllands-Posten daily, that the assailant shouted 'revenge' and 'blood' as he tried to enter the room where he was hiding.
    'My grandchild did fine. It was scary. It was close. Really close. But we did it,' he said.
    An umbrella organization for moderate Muslims in Denmark condemned the attack.
    "The Danish Muslim Union strongly distances itself from the attack and any kind of extremism that leads to such acts," the group said in a statement.
    Target: Police outside Westergaard's home in Aarhus last night after a Somali man armed with an axe and a knife tried to break in
    Westergaard remains a potential target for extremists nearly five years after his controversial cartoon was published.

    The drawing was printed along with 11 others in Jyllands-Posten in 2005.

    He has received death threats and is the subject of an alleged assassination plot.
    The case 'again confirms the terror threat that is directed at Denmark and against the cartoonist Kurt Westergaard in particular', Scharf said.
    In October, terror charges were brought against two Chicago men whose initial plan called for attacks on Jyllands-Posten's offices.

    The plan was later changed to just killing the paper's former cultural editor and Westergaard.
    Muslims protest against the publication of cartoons of Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper, in Calcutta, India, in 2006
    In 2008, Danish police arrested two Tunisian men suspected of plotting to murder Westergaard. Neither suspect was prosecuted.

    One of them was deported and the other was released Monday after an immigration board rejected PET's efforts to expel him from Denmark.

    Throughout the crisis, then-Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen distanced himself from the cartoons but resisted calls to apologize for them, citing freedom of speech and saying his government could not be held responsible for the actions of Denmark's press.


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    Is there some form of collective mania affecting these Islamic zealots?
    Do they never utter any derogative comments about any other race or religion?
    And what if those races/religions decided to bear a perpetual grudge too?
    Why cannot they "forgive & forget" as most sensible folk do?
    Peace on earth, goodwill to all men !
    - peter, sutton england, 02/1/2010 09:26
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    Nice one Danish Police, but dont forget that "stoppers" should be aimed at the body centre, so only 5/10 for marksmanship

    Over here the H&S and the uman rites mob would be investigating the police by now!
    - Peter North, Sutton, Surrey, 02/1/2010 09:16
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    when are these people going to realise that they can't impose their religious beliefs on the rest of the world by violence.
    All violence does is turn the rest of us against them even more.
    - Ray Todd, Thornaby UK, 02/1/2010 09:15
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    This policeman needs a day at the shooting range, he is obviously not a very good shot.
    - banachech, oxford england, 02/1/2010 09:06
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    That beats hitting him with a cricket bat?

    Will the police officers now be charged with GBH?

    The UK has lost it, here is how other Countries do it.
    - toto kubwa, Cyprus, 02/1/2010 09:04
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    If this happened here in the UK he would be able to claim thousands in compensation!
    - Jen, Kent, 02/1/2010 08:57
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    This was reported on CNN today. Nothing really to add to what English Bob has posted but below is a comment by Westergaard that was included in the CNN report.
    After three such arrests in February 2008, Westergaard issued a statement, saying, "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."
    These fanatics are a scourge that badly needs to be eradicated.

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    I feel so much safer living here then I did in England.

    "might" be something to do with the 3 handguns, a shotgun and 2 rifles I now own, oh and Indiana's Castle Doctrine :-)

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    But But But............ It was all just a misunderstanding! The guy is just an obsessed fan that wanted the cartoonist to autograph his axe and knife collection so he could get big bucks for them on E-bay!
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    I found it interesting that the gentleman had converted a bathroom into a safe room. Either it had a phone in it, or he had one handy, to make the call to police so quick.

    I don't know anything about the firearm laws there, but good for him for at least having a plan and following it.

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