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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Denmark court sentenced cartoonist attacker to 9 years
Cody Harding at 12:00 AM ET

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 Westergaard's home in January 2010 in an ostensible assassination attempt. Police shot Geelle and took him into custody after he attacked the officers. In February 2006, Denmark was the target of protests in many Muslim countries after the Danish newspaper Jylklands-Posten published Westergaard's cartoon. Subsequent reprinting of the cartoon and others like it has also sparked additional outrage from Muslim communities.


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