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Norwegian held over cartoonist plot

2011-09-17 16:17

Oslo - Norwegian police have arrested a suspect who was preparing a deadly attack against a Danish cartoonist behind a controversial caricature of the Prophet Mohammed, a Norwegian newspaper reported on Saturday.

The suspect, who is in his 30s, was detained on Tuesday after Norwegian intelligence discovered Kurt Westergaard was the target of an assassination plot involving automatic weapons and explosives, according to the Dagbladet daily.

Westergaard revealed earlier this week that he had cut short a visit to Norway after police caught wind of a possible attack against him.

He had been scheduled to attend the launch in Oslo Tuesday of a children's book for which he provided the illustrations, but he cancelled and returned to Denmark on Monday night.

The 76-year-old has already been the victim of a murder attempt and numerous death threats after drawing the most controversial of the 12 cartoons of the Prophet that appeared in the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten, depicting his turban with a lit fuse in it.

Westergaard, who lives with round-the-clock security, was attacked by an axe-wielding 29-year-old Somali man who broke into his home in January 2010.

The attacker was later handed a 10-year jail sentence for attempted murder.

Comments
  • RACINGCAT - 2011-09-17 17:17

    So thats why they wanted to the Bag Ladys bag...

      JasunX - 2011-09-17 18:26

      Killing a cartoonist for insulting your religion is extreme - such acts are pathetic. He will meet his Maker on the last day - let his Maker judge him - for the punishment then will be more adequate.

      Ali Akbar - 2011-09-17 18:40

      That is a true Muslim that attacked this cartoonist. You see true Islam teaches hate and not forgiveness. If Mohamed were true he would have forgiven any person that offended him, but in his life time he didn't he killed his opressors or any one that stood in his way, unlike Jesus who forgave even those who nailed him to the cross. So we should not expect any difference or any less from Mohameds followers!

      JasunX - 2011-09-17 20:20

      @Ali Akbar - you will meet your Maker too - and I forgive you for insulting my Prophet - but you should pray that your Maker forgives you too.

      Messenger - 2011-09-17 21:20

      @JasunX - Forgive? No need to be forgiven for telling the truth. I agree fully with you, Ali Akbar.

      amos - 2011-09-19 21:34

      As a true Christian has Ali Akbar followed the advice given in the bible Jesus is alleged to have promoted the idea that all men should castrate themselves to go to heaven: "For there are eunuchs, that were so born from their mother's womb: and there are eunuchs, that were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs, that made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it." (Matthew 19:12 ASV) I don't know why anyone would follow the teachings of someone who literally tells all men to cut off their balls.

  • Philosopher - 2011-09-17 17:20

    Religion sucks. In all it's forms. Let's have a worldwide "dump your faith" day.

      Ali Akbar - 2011-09-17 19:06

      Philosophers generally suck!

  • Moon God - 2011-09-17 17:26

    Attempts like these are typical of the followers of the bloodthirsty warlord called Mu-ham-mad.

      JasunX - 2011-09-17 18:23

      Wow - a pun, play on words - what a genius you are!

      amos - 2011-09-19 21:42

      Moon Dog read and digest your Christian Bible....in Leviticus 27:28-29, the Lord allows for no redemptions. "Note also that any one of his possessions which a man vows as doomed to the Lord, whether it is a human being or an animal, or a hereditary field, shall be neither sold nor ransomed; everything that is thus doomed becomes most sacred to the Lord. All human beings that are doomed lose the right to be redeemed; they must be put to death." I must admit that I am a bit confused by this contradiction, but it might only apply to slaves in your possession. Not that it makes any difference. A human sacrifice is a human sacrifice, and it is just sick.

  • Moon God - 2011-09-17 17:28

    Does this sound familiar? - Truly, god loves those who fight - Fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem. - Chop off their hands and chop off their fingertips - When you meet the unbelievers, chop off their heads - Fight and slay those who don't convert wherever you find them - Believers, take neither Jew nor Christians for your friends - Those who follow Muhammad are ruthless to unbelievers - Those who reject Islam are "the vilest of creatures" and thus deserve no mercy - Fight them until Islam reigns supreme (throughout the world)

      JasunX - 2011-09-17 18:22

      Don't say we never warned you.

      Donald.P.Muller - 2011-09-17 20:23

      Islam, the religion of peace and goodwill to all mankind. BS!!!

      meelo - 2011-09-18 07:32

      All quoted out of context why not post the entire verse Moon Dog. Or dont you know the verses prob just googled this up hey.

      Moon God - 2011-09-18 14:12

      Then please explain to me how are they taken out of context, since you know the quran better then me, Muslim.

  • Moon God - 2011-09-17 17:33

    Does this sound familiar? “I am the prophet that laughs when killing my enemies.” (Hadith) The murderous habits of this man should be exposed as much as possible and those who support him should be ridiculed. Muslims should be ashamed of themselves for loving and believing in this man.

      JasunX - 2011-09-17 18:24

      And I suppose everyone else cries...

      Mikemcc - 2011-09-17 18:44

      @JasunX, I see like most religious zealots you have no response to criticism other than childish retorts.

      Mikemcc - 2011-09-17 21:26

      @JasunX, point proven.

      Zee - 2011-09-19 10:52

      www.evilbible.com

      amos - 2011-09-19 21:47

      Moon Dog chew on this... in Leviticus 27:28-29, the Lord allows for no redemptions. "Note also that any one of his possessions which a man vows as doomed to the Lord, whether it is a human being or an animal, or a hereditary field, shall be neither sold nor ransomed; everything that is thus doomed becomes most sacred to the Lord. All human beings that are doomed lose the right to be redeemed; they must be put to death." I must admit that I am a bit confused by this contradiction, but it might only apply to slaves in your possession. Not that it makes any difference. A human sacrifice is a human sacrifice, and it is just sick.

  • Messenger - 2011-09-17 21:25

    Oh Muslims! I hope and pray that you will find the truth before it's too late. This might help: http://www.answering-islam.org/Testimonies/index.html Put your pride in your pocket for a while and read those testimonies and the Bible. Maybe also study your Quran and see what Islam is really about.

      meelo - 2011-09-18 07:37

      We have thank you and it aint no man on a cross who never in his own words said i am God worship me. You telling us to read the Bible but you never ever read the Quraan, the book that has and will never ever be tampered with but we all know what has happend to the Bible

      Messenger - 2011-09-18 15:21

      @meelo Was the Bible corrupted by the will of Allah or against his will?

      negro.please - 2011-09-18 16:00

      Thanks for the heads up Messenger. But let's lay some ground rules here. First, there is no Jesus, there's only Isa, which is a more authentic middle eastern name and the name by which Muslims love and respect him. Second, "The Bible" doesn't sound like a Middle Eastern word, so let's rather call it the Injeel, because that's what's it's real name is. If you can't remember the right names, how can you claim to represent the true religion that Isa preached, which is Islam? Research shows that the Council of Nicea was convened by the Roman Empire to standardise the story for future generations, and now here you are saying that you represent the true word of God. Isa is NOT God and the Injeel, in it's present form, does not represent the true word of Allah. Then there's the Quraan, still preserved from it's original language, and here you are debating it's authenticity.

      negro.please - 2011-09-18 16:22

      Isa was not sent to create a new religion, he was sent as a messenger to correct the corruption of the religion of Musa (Moses), i.e. Islam and so, it's not such a big leap to realise that Muhammad's coming was to correct the corruption of the TRUE religion of Isa i.e. Islam.

      negro.please - 2011-09-18 16:25

      It's funny how the West hates the Muslims in the Middle East, considering the history of the Torah, Bible and Quraan is based in this area. Who is more entitled to give you the true story? The Romans, or the natives of the area, i.e. the Arabs? The West has been trying for centuries to convert them back to Christianity, but why has it not worked? Because they have the true story and are aware of the lie that Christianity is!

      negro.please - 2011-09-18 16:38

      We really shouldn't be debating this here because the article is about a bad man who tried to kill another bad man who insulted his leader.

      negro.please - 2011-09-18 21:44

      Messenger: Wikipedia Injeel and tell me if you still think we do not believe in Jesus?

      Messenger - 2011-09-19 10:20

      "The Injil (Arabic: ?????? ?Ingil) is the Arabic name for the original Gospel of Jesus, and one of the four Islamic Holy Books the Qur'an records as revealed by God, the others being the Zabur, Tawrat and Qur'an." "Muslims believe this original Gospel to have been corrupted over time." So who corrupted it? Was it corrupted by the will of Allah or against his will?

      negro.please - 2011-09-19 10:40

      King James, the Council of Nicaea, translating literally into other languages, etc. Do you want more?

      negro.please - 2011-09-19 10:51

      Messenger: Why did Martin Luther feel a need to start a Protestant Reform in Germany if Christianity was in it's pristine form from the original message?

      Zee - 2011-09-19 10:53

      www.evilbible.com

      Messenger - 2011-09-19 11:22

      negro.please, how are those you mentioned proofs for Bible corruption? Would you elaborate a bit, please? How can translating into other languages be a valid proof for corruption? The message conveyed by the Bible is the same in every language. The Roman Catholic Church followed (and still follows) many traditions not motivated by the Bible at all. Therefore the need for reform. By the way, you keep on dodging my question: Was it corrupted by the will of Allah or against his will?

      negro.please - 2011-09-19 11:49

      I responded to your question here: http://www.news24.com/World/News/Turkey-Israel-row-US-told-to-butt-out-20110917

      amos - 2011-09-19 22:18

      Murder, rape and pillage of the Midianites (Numbers 31:7-18 NLT) But Moses was furious with all the military commanders who had returned from the battle. "Why have you let all the women live?" he demanded. "These are the very ones who followed Balaam's advice and caused the people of Israel to rebel against the LORD at Mount Peor. They are the ones who caused the plague to strike the LORD's people. Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man. Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves. Clearly Moses and God approves of rape of virgins.

      amos - 2011-09-19 23:08

      .. Oh Messenger & your fellow bedfellows ! I hope and pray that you will find the truth before it's too late. This might help: http://www.evilbible.com Put your pride in your pocket for a while and read the Quran.. Maybe also study your Bible and see what Christianity / Mithraisn is really about.

  • PinkandProud - 2011-09-18 00:53

    Islam is EVIL.

      negro.please - 2011-09-18 20:16

      It's not. People are evil and controlled by their emotions and that's what is the problem.

      Zee - 2011-09-19 10:54

      www.evilbible.com

      amos - 2011-09-19 21:59

      Pinkandproud maybe the Muslims you are ranting about have taken their que from the Bible... which is telling you "Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods. In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully. If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock. Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the street and burn it. Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town must remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt. Keep none of the plunder that has been set apart for destruction. Then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger and be merciful to you. He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation, just as he solemnly promised your ancestors. "The LORD your God will be merciful only if you obey him and keep all the commands I am giving you today, doing what is pleasing to him." (Deuteronomy 13:13-19 NLT)

  • negro.please - 2011-09-18 14:44

    "He had been scheduled to attend the launch in Oslo Tuesday of a children's book for which he provided the illustrations..." And here I was thinking they made their own minds up and weren't brainwashed from little.

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