Saturday, January 9, 2010

Norway newspaper publishes Mohammed cartoons

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    • Oslo

    • The Norweigan newspaper Aftenposten published Friday reproductions of controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by Kurt Westergaard, the victim of attempted murder last week.


      In an article on Westergaard, the daily printed small versions of six out of the 12 drawings by the Danish cartoonist that had infuriated Muslims around the world when a Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten first published them in 2005.

    • Several of the drawings were seen as linking Islam and the Prophet Mohammed to terrorism and suicide bombings, and one cartoon showed the prophet with a hat in the shape of a bomb.


      On January 2, an axe-wielding 28-year-old broke into Westergaard's home screaming for "revenge" and "blood" before police - alerted by the cartoonist who had hidden in a panic room - shot and arrested him.

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