“Mohammed” Cartoonist’s Assassin Shot by Police

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The cartoonist whose satirical drawing of Mohammed caused him to be vilified by Muslims the world over has been the subject of an Islamically inspired assassination attempt; he escaped death, though his assailant was shot several times by police.

Kurt Westergaard’s depiction of Mohammed, published in a Danish newspaper in 2005, infuriated Muslims the world over, with many demanding that Denmark censor the cartoons.

Dozens were killed in violent protests against the “blasphemous” caricatures, and Danish embassies throughout the Islamic world were attacked.

The religion of peace soon inspired numerous fatwa against Westergaard, and a million dollar bounty was placed on his head.

Westergaard was driven into hiding but defiantly emerged years later, albeit under heavy police protection.

However, this proved useless as a 28-year-old Somali Islamist was able to break into his home with a knife, vowing to kill him.

Westergaard fled to a panic room with his infant granddaughter and summoned his police guardians, who apprehended the assassin; he resisted arrest and was shot in the knee and shoulder by police. His injuries are not said to be life-threatening.

Police previously arrested three Muslim immigrants for plotting to kill Westergaard, but this is the first time he has been bodily attacked.

Danish intelligence reports the assassin was known to be a member of a violent Islamist group thought to have ties to al-Qaeda, and was already under surveillance for his other activities; doubtless they will have some interesting questions to answer regarding how he was able to attempt his crime despite this.

Via the BBC.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This is the reason why we need to kill all of them to get their insane filth off of the planet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:06 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah let's prove the exact point he made in the cartoon, that will show him how wrong he was! ALALALALALALA!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Good bait... they should actually intentionally create one of these controversial alias and use it to trap terrorists...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:44 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Best idea posted in sankaku EVER!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:00 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Blacks are always so violent....

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This is why I hate a majority of the Muslim culture, do something to make a light fun of their religion and they go ape shit of wanting to kill that person. Overly sensitive over the smallest things. It breeds nothing but idiots. If I had the power I would destroy the entire Muslim religion into oblivion, it will be forgotten forever or remain as a myth. Actually I want to do that to all Abrahamic religions and cults.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Why don't you fuck off you sick, twisted nazi pieace of shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:03 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did I say I want to kill the people related to their religion? No! Well maybe killing the religious extremist would be alright. But anyways I said I would destroy the entire Abrahamic religions, all the books, scriptures, monuments, temples, and history. Forbid any religion from coming to existence again. It should be forgotten, it's the fucking 21st century not the superstitious stone age. Read carefully dumbass, I'm not a fucking Nazi I would fucking wipe out Nazism too bitch.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Have you read what you wrote? You sound like a dyed in the wool redneck. BTW, forbidding religion is the goal of Communism (and also feminism since feminist literature clearly states that it's goals are communist). So maybe you're not a Nazi but if not, then you sure are a fan of Josef Stalin.

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    Comment by Fonzer
    07:54 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    killing for your religion is wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    don't worry they'll bomb you anyway

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    Comment by akiba-kun
    05:56 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mohammed sure looks GAR.

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    Comment by chriselric
    07:09 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why can't they act more like the Japanese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:51 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    cause then they would be likable and they can't have that

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    Comment by Riiku
    10:36 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fap fap fap.. oh, wrong topic

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:53 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What has this story got to do with Anime, Manga and Video Games :S

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    Comment by Godot
    13:39 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just like i said earlier.

    Thats not true at all. Its was just recently that there was an article about an otaku who loved and married an anime/videogame character. The polar opposite of it is, is someone tried killing a living person because of a cartoon.

    Other articles about muslims i remember in this site is an old geezer marrying a loli and saying he won't have sex with her untill she is old enough. Sometime hardly anyone will believe.

    Then there are about bizarre and humorous articles which you can't deny japan doesn't have a monopoly on. Like bridges made of trash and styrofoam.

    Some people, like you probably, go here and look at pictures just to fap and don't even to read the articles. Then make assertions after finding theres no pic to fap to that its not relevant.

    Well, guess what? Its is.

    And unlike some other things which remains stagnant. This site evolved to more than a place for moe and oppai,sometime thats never in short supply off, to what it is now.

    And I rike it! :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Islam is a religion of violence.

    Why, you ask?

    If Islam were NOT a religion of violence, all of what you would call "non-jihadi" Muslim leaders would come out and strongly condemn any sort of violence in any way, even to people who criticize or insult their religion.

    A few have done this, but the VAST MAJORITY of Muslim leaders have said nothing and just twiddle their thumbs and get a boner whenever someone kills or attacks someone who is against Islam.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:09 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's there to deny about that picture?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:40 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    He wasn't actually shot in the knee. But in the hand and leg. And he had an axe not a knife. But that is all details. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh btw, I can totally feel the manga, anime and Japan in this article. This site loses it's purpose more each day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:04 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    hahahaha so true

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats not true at all. Its was just recently that there was an article about an otaku who loved and married an anime/videogame character. The polar opposite of it is, is someone tried killing a living person because of a cartoon.

    Other articles about muslims i remember in this site is an old geezer marrying a loli and saying he won't have sex with her untill she is old enough. Sometime hardly anyone will believe.

    Then there are about bizarre and humorous articles which you can't deny japan doesn't have a monopoly on. Like bridges made of trash and styrofoam.

    Some people, like you probably, go here and look at pictures just to fap and don't even to read the articles. Then make assertions after finding theres no pic to fap to that its not relevant.

    Well, guess what? Its is.

    And unlike some other things which remains stagnant. This site evolved to more than a place for moe and oppai,sometime thats never in short supply off, to what it is now.

    And I rike it! :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:52 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Recipe for Sankaku Complex:

    1: 200gr Gallery of Japanese women.
    2: 175gr Gallery of Anime/Manga art.
    3: 0,250L Screencaps from a random moe series.
    4: 3 pieces of Consol News.
    5: 0,5L Random news from around the world.
    6: A tablespoon of otaku/Japan news.

    Ingredients available at your local web market.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I've been wondering about that too...religion should be kept away from SanCom...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:47 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shot several times by Police eh?

    I hope their bullets were silver or dipped in Holy Water.

    He He burn the heretic......

    Maybe we should start the Crusades again??

    But in a friendly Pro Euro law manner, like please dont bomb us extreme muslin man, but if you do it is ok because we want you to have the right to kill and maim and the victims and the right minded people to suffer, oh and if we hurt you in am attempt to stop you blowing us up please feel free to sue the asses of us.............!!

    We have become a load of frikkin weaklings.....

    What was that saying, ?

    "If thine eye offends pluck it out"

    If they hate the "capitalistic" west then Frikk off back home, oh wait arent your homelands barren wastelands of poverty and hatred even to your own kind?????

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    Comment by Fapping Time
    00:45 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    quit blowing shit up assholes, and maybe, just maybe
    people's opinions of muslims might change.

    'cause until that stops, all muslims are gonna be seen as religious fanatics, and that's just how it is...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:04 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    here's something for you all:

    the muslim holy book Qur'ran specifically tells them (i am not joking here) to kill anyone who is not a muslim or wont convert.

    now tell me it's not the religion's fault (not all religion's do this, Christianity is one that doesnt and neither does Buddhism)

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:28 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please state your sources.

    And no,the Quran doesnt say that.If it is true,massacres would happen everywhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:05 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Massacres do happen everywhere, and yes, it does say that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It did.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol. No it doesn't say that. I have the Quran right here and I can read it just fine. If you can pin point the juzuk(sp?) and surah (basically chapters in the Quran) where you got your quote then please paste it here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:47 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not the same anonymous but i googled it to see if it was true.

    SURA 2:254: …The disbelievers, they are the wrong-doers

    SURA 4:89: They long that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level (with them). So choose not friends from them till they forsake their homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then take them and kill them wherever ye find them, and choose no friend nor helper from among them

    SURA 4:91: If they keep not aloof from you nor offer you peace nor hold their hands, then take them and kill them wherever ye find them. Against such We have given you clear warrant.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:41 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not the same anonymous but i googled it if it was a lie.

    SURA 2:254: …The disbelievers, they are the wrong-doers

    SURA 4:89: They long that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level (with them). So choose not friends from them till they forsake their homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then take them and kill them wherever ye find them, and choose no friend nor helper from among them

    SURA 4:91: If they keep not aloof from you nor offer you peace nor hold their hands, then take them and kill them wherever ye find them. Against such We have given you clear warrant.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:55 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sura 9:123: “Believers! wage war against such of the infidels as are your neighbours, and let them find you rigorous: and know that God is with those who fear him.”

    Sura 9:29-33: “Make war upon such of those to whom the Scriptures have been given as believe not in God,"

    Sura 4:89 “seize them and slay them wherever you find them: and in any case take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”

    Slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush. (Sura 9:5)

    The quotes exist, and like anything, can be taken multiple ways. The important thing is, there is nothing the West can do to change the beliefs and force Islam to evolve. This is something peace-loving Muslims must unite and do for themselves. If most Muslims are peace-loving people who abhor murder, then it should be no problem to overcome and silence the extremists. Instead history has shown Muslims to be brutal, imperialistic, slave-owning, and oppressive to women. See the history of the Ottoman Empire, Arab Slave Trade (which still exists!), and honor killings.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:49 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sura '4'? I assume it's Sura An-Nisa v.89. Which is this:

    89. They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another). So take not Auliya' (protectors or friends) from them, till they emigrate in the Way of Allah (to Muhammad ). But if they turn back (from Islam), take (hold) of them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither Auliya' (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them.

    This one is talking about the 'Murtads'. Muslims who convert to another religion. My friend had a cousin who was Muslim but converted to Christianity. He called up all of his relatives plus me, and we raped and killed the bastard. What a jolly good time that was. Hoorah!

    Hehe. I'm just tired. xcuse me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:54 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Er. Replying anons, it's not actually difficult to do so. Have you *read* the Quran?

    "And slay them wherever ye catch them, [...] but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith." Al-Baqarah: 191

    "But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them..." An-Nisa: 89

    "Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush." At-Taubah: 5

    And so on.

    I grew up as a Muslim and irreligious as I am now, having religious people around me actually suits me just fine.

    What bothers me is ignorant religious people who set out to defend the so-called innerant book without even reading them.

    Fact: most Muslims live outside the Arabic peninsula. Most Muslims don't speak Arabic. Most Muslims just recite the Arabic verses verbatim in prayers and Quran recitals (better read, recite, not read). Most Muslims don't know jack squat what is it that they're uttering every day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    thank you guys for that, i havent actually read it either, but i did know someone who did but i couldnt be bothered to look it up

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:34 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most of the countries outside the Arabic peninsula have Arabic schools to learn Arabics, u know lol. Well, I'm not sure about Singapore, though. It's not so much as defending as not letting translations such as "to kill anyone who is not a muslim or wont convert." be the end-all-of-discussion. Here's a better translation for Surath Al-Baqarah and notice the difference (I-I'm not sure if I should explain myself more here since you're also a Muslim. You finish Ugama school, right? Otherwise it'd be too long of an explanation and you and me will get bored real fast). There are other translations that have the words and meanings properly explained (example, who 'them' was. Remember that the Quran is in itself abit 'clunky') but I don't want this to become a rambling lol. It already is but I'll make it shorter if I can.

    189. They ask you (O Muhammad ) about the new moons. Say: These are signs to mark fixed periods of time for mankind and for the pilgrimage. It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, etc.) that you enter the houses from the back but Al-Birr (is the quality of the one) who fears Allah. So enter houses through their proper doors, and fear Allah that you may be successful.

    190. And fight in the Way of Allah those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allah likes not the transgressors.

    191. And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid-al-Haram (the sanctuary at Makkah), unless they (first) fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.

    192. But if they cease, then Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

    193. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah) and (all and every kind of) worship is for Allah (Alone). But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)

    Some ppl just take quotes that suits them. I can understand that but... sorry, sorry, too long. I'll shut up now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:48 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think that full "context" (or asbab al-nuzul, if you want) helps the case. That is a violent passage sir.

    But to be fair, the Quran *does* have forgiving passages. Everyone raised in a Muslim household knows this, because they're more popular. However, does this make the Quran forgiving? Well, maybe not so much. This makes it contradictory. Funny thing is, if you examine the context, most forgiving passages were from Meccan suras, where Mohammed preached more carefully as to not lose his life. Whereas the more violent ones were revealed in Medina, when he had power already could decapitate anyone getting in his way. Coincidence?

    And yeah, they have Arabic schools. I studied Arabic too like most people. I also quit after knowing how say "there's a plate on the table" in Arabic. Like most people. So no, these people still don't know Arabic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:07 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    FIRST if u dont know nothing about islam why the bad mouth on them....it is like u have read every book they have and u have and u lived between them 10000 years and judge them with bad things they dont have!!??

    SECOND Muslims never act and joke for some one who give them the hope to reach the right things from 1431 years ago -unforutionatly it we dont do it completely just partialy-.

    THREE You Masiah ppl do u think Jessus is Happy in what u say about him???i think u r the happy one when u put this holy prophet in some lame jokes.

    So i dont care what u saidabout prophet Jessus we warnd u ...........so dont group Muslims with what Masiah ppl said. Have some respect to u r self.... it is like insulting u r self when u say it is one person opinion.....oh yah if Muslims insult Jessus - and it will never happen- what r Masiah ppl going to say to the muslims..oh they will say it is ok go ahead?..........no i dont thik so that will happen.

    the main quistion here to Masiah ppl What did u know really about Muslims?
    and what muslims ppl do know about Masiah ppl?

    for me i dont know nothing form both side

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jesus has a sense of humor
    get over it

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fucking barbarians...

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    03:38 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Panic room? I think he needs to be in Fort Knox I mean there is no impossible for Al Qaeda to get him most especially if they use bombs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:51 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because of that strange, that the Islam expects us to accept him, but he is not willing to move out from the cave into the twenty-first century, and you circle to acknowledge other religions, between them the mere existence of his own sibling religions.

    While the peace party believers do not put their Islamist back to their place, till then nothing, but nothing there is not security, that them making a confession apart from the Arab world would deserve an any kind of allowance. The Christian is similar to reformation a schism would be meaningless, but the human rights gradual transferring him and reconciling with the Koran result plough would bring for into this into the head of the folk with medieval thinking.

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    04:33 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It sucks that this guy will have to live the rest of his life in fear because of a simple picture he drew, because I don't see Muslims changing any time soon unless they all of a sudden just forget about it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:59 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    erm dude I'm muslim and I have forgottan about it and I dont really give a crap about those pictures. These 'muslims' you refer to are just a minority of idiots. Stop painting all muslims with the same brush.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 03/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    All muslims have sworn fealty to Mohammed, who was himself a murderous robber who taught others to become killers like him. If you are not a peace-hating murderer, then you aren't really a muslim at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:39 05/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    aaaaaand? tell me the source that makes you can give statement like that!!
    give me the proof that the holy prophet do like you post, if you can't then you're big liar

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