June 4, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Glostrup City Court on Monday sentenced four men to 12 years in prison for their attempt to kill people inside the office of Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten (JP). Mounir Ben Mohamed Dhahri, Munir Awad, Omar Abdalla Aboelazm and Sabhi Ben Mohamed Zalouti, all Swedish residents of African or ...[read more]
February 4, 2012
by Cody Harding
On February 4, 2011, a Danish court sentenced Muhideen Mohammed Geelle to nine years in prison for his 2010 attack on Kurt Westergaard, illustrator of the controversial 2005 cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a suicide bomber. Geelle was armed with an axe and knife when he broke into ...[read more]
October 26, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On October 26, 2006, the City Court of Aerhus in Denmark dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by seven Muslim organizations against the editors of Jyllands-Posten, a newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005. Islam forbids the pictorial depiction of Muhammad, and worldwide ...[read more]
June 10, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
A federal jury on Thursday convicted Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Chicago resident with Canadian citizenship, on two counts of planning to attack a Copenhagen newspaper, but found him not guilty on charges of helping to plan the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. Rana was found guilty of providing material ...[read more]
April 22, 2010
by Erin Bock
The Netherlands Utrecht District Court on Thursday acquitted members of the Arab European League (AEL) of hate speech charges resulting from the posting a cartoon on their website that insinuated that the Holocaust was fabricated. The criminal complaint against the group alleged that the cartoon ...[read more]
March 19, 2010
by Megan McKee
US citizen and Chicago resident David Headley pleaded guilty to 12 counts of federal terrorism Thursday, including charges related to the 2008 Mumbai terror attack and an alleged plot against the Danish creator and publishers of controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. The ...[read more]
January 28, 2010
by Matt Glenn
US citizen David Headley pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 12 charges related to the 2008 Mumbai terror attack and an alleged conspiracy against the Danish creator and publishers of controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. The government has accused Headley of conducting surveillance ...[read more]
June 19, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
The Vestre Landsret, one of the two second-highest appeals courts in Denmark, denied Wednesday an appeal of a 2006 lower court judgment dismissing a lawsuit concerning caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. The defamation lawsuit was brought by seven Muslim groups against Jyllands-Posten, a Danish... ...[read more]
March 21, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
A district court in the Netherlands agreed Friday to hear a lawsuit filed by the Dutch Islamic Federation seeking to ban the release of a film that criticizes the Quran. Dutch right-wing lawmaker Geert Wilders plans to release a 15-minute movie titled Fitna, said to depict Islam in a hig... ...[read more]
March 4, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
Some 200 Afghan parliamentarians demonstrated Tuesday at the parliament building in Kabul against last month's reprinting of a cartoon depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Poste. The protesters urged the government to call on Danish envoys to discuss what they... ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.