“Mohammed” Cartoonist’s Assassin Shot by Police


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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  • Sankaku complex is a website/weblog stating only news that would benefit one point of view.

    But hey, anybody can go and resort to extremes.

    if someone or some kind of powerful group go to the extremes against otaku culture, (for example Russia , China, and US Banning all kind of anime and anime related goods) wouldn’t the otaku community stand up and fight? and at one point, one extreme action would spawn another and eventually become a terrorist.

    Don’t worry, the feeling is mutual. Everything’s equal. You insult someone, someone will insult you back. You do this to a real and non-anime Yakuza, they’ll pay you back tenfold. You do something with the intent of opposing the Muslim community and/or belief, of course you’re gonna get bombed (literally and not literally).

    Women liberty: You dont like the law, you can find another religion or belief. The women of Islam subjected themselves for the treatment. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to be a Muslim, you can run away to another country and seek refuge there. After all, if you don’t believe God exist, why should you subject yourself to a law that you don’t even like?

    It’s a matter of respect for preferences, gaiz….Let’s be cool.

    • It’s funny, it’s really funny, I am Muslim and I am not ashamed to admit it. You say I can not be a Muslim because I am not a fanatic, what is funny is that this speech is the same as those fanatics who consider me as a false Muslim.

  • As i said the sankaku complex should stop introduce such religional topic biasly. There are a lot think happen to other religion around the world and more worst than this. For all the commenter i would like to say thank you for your opinion.

  • I don’t see why Islam should get such special treatment in the media or anything. It’s not like a similar picture of Jesus or Buddha would cause parts of the world to be in a state of uproar. Bomb Mecca.

  • At the end of the day no matter what religious group you’re part of and what they stand for, you’re gonna end up dissapointed by people sharing your religion who completely overreact and become zealous.
    While the premise of some of these religions is good, there are always sectors within these religions full of crazy dangerous people.

  • Im from a muslim country. Someone published an article about the cartoon in a local newspaper with the headline; “Cartoon No Big Impact Here”. It was the biggest daily newspaper in my state. It included collection of its images as well. The editor resigned and the newspaper was suspended.
    Albeit my country being an islamic country, besides said issue, there was no big protest nor social or political issues due to that picture, as the headline says.
    It is because of a few people that the image of muslim is tainted. I especially find the ones in the middle east extreme. They need to learn to be less sensitive. I find their rules and beliefs bullshit as well. Did u know they cant touch dogs? and did u know the prophet had 12 wives and one of them was a child?

    • -we can’t touch dog fur and their saliva: because it contains rabies virus
      -we can’t eat pigs : because it lurking in the dirt mud
      -we can’t eat amphibian animal, well I dunno why is that…
      -we can’t eat wild beast that have fangs: because killing creature with a bone and claw is forbidden to us.
      -we can’t drink wine: because that the effect it’s makes you lost your consciousness, and nobody’s know what will happend.

      and so on, etc….

      it’s true that the prophet have more than one wive, but he treats his wive as equal no one being specialized and ignored.

      if you think him treat his wive like slaves, then you watching at porn too much.

  • I don’t believe communism itself is a threat, but I do think many Marxists support Islamisation, because it destroys the fabric of western democracy and this is what a lot of communists want.

  • The cartoonist is a dumbass. With all the bombings and other acts of terrorism he decides he is going to stick his oar in a draw a cartoon thats insulting to the muslims? What the hell did he think was going to happen?

  • Ehh… seem the BBC didn’t get that much knowledge at that point

    The Guy broke in using an Axe not a Knife

    he later attacked a police car with the axe and threw the Axe after a policeman after which he drew a knife

    that was when police shot him in the leg and arm

  • Hello to all religious out there. first of all i would like to say about this topic kind of sensitive to Muslims religious because the Sankaku Complex always talk bad about Muslims Religious , soo i guest this guy also a little bit to stereotypes kind of a group. The reason all behind the evidence still in the progress and we don't know weather it is true the assassin came from Al-Qaeda's group or not. I would like to have opinion from other user. What would you do if other group insult your Religious openly? Maybe you guys just think " hey, if we insult your religions or god, just insult our Jesus for counter measure". Well the Muslims Religions can do that but they cant. It is because Jesus was also one of the Muslim's Prophet. In Christian religion, they call he Jesus or son of god or god, but at Muslims Religions, Jesus called Isa(AS). Do you know how much prophet in Islamic religions? there are 25 of it. Adam, Idris, Nuh (or in Christian called it Noah), Hudh, Salleh, Ibrahim, Luth, Ismail, Isyak, Yaakob, Yusoff, Ayub, Syuib, Musa (or in Christian Religion called him Moses),Harun, Zulkifli, Daud (or in Hindu-Buddhist Religion called him Baba,Sulaiman, Ilya, Ilyasyak, Yunus, Zakaria, Yahya, Isa (or called Jesus in Catholic Methodist Christian Religion,and the last and not least Prophet Muhhamad (SAW), well you guys called him Mohammed. it is not about picture or wht. This is about the purity of the Islamic Religions it self. Maybe That Cartoonist guy should not be murdered but, but instead that guy should be roasted, well if i am that assassin. If you think about Islamic People like to have a war, how about the issues at Israel and Palestine. What happen nowadays? The Israel people boombed all city in Gaza Palastien, soo do you think the guy is great? There are using a legal weapon and after finish the boombing part they just sorry. What Kind Fuck is that guy? Even if you check on the news, the people of Israel at Baitulmaqdis Didn't like wht the Israel's government done. The Israel Country try to snatch and kill all the Palestinian. Soo you think This guy with Christ Religions is great? In my opinion the best way to solve this problem is to respect each group religions, from making the war, they need to sit on the same table and try to solve it respectfully and peacefully without wars.

    • None of the Christian denominations, aknowledge Muhammad as a prophet in the biblical time line. Muhammad was a plagerist a fraud and a liar, and these cartoons are the least of what he diserves. He was a genocidle maniac, slave trader, who ordered his men to torture people, he is not a prophet.

    • Its funny that you preach for peace and at the same time say that the cartoonist should be roasted. Its his right of free speech that he can draw a cartoon. He is not even muslim so why should he be subjected or even limited to muslim beliefs (read: what is sacred to muslim is not sacred to non-muslims).

      The israelis justify what they do. Its no different from when people who blow up planes justify their actions. Both maybe wrong but its up to them to realize that at the same time. Because obviously if one side stop doesn’t mean the other side will follow too. Something that has over and over again when it comes to ceasefires.

      • Err common sanse soo if they is boom for israel or nuclear for israel, wow they can used it for good? And 1 more wht sources that you get tht tell you the one who crach the building at us is Islamic religion? Please and watch discovery channel . Do you like to eat Roasted people? err you your brain. It is just a word.

  • Late comment but I just want to state a point.

    A guy draws a cartoon depicting the religious symbol of a QUARTER OF THE PLANETS POPULATION as a terrorist. A guy does something to piss nearly 2 billion people off, and only 3 or 4 people try to kill him.

    That makes Islam a great religion. While there were protests, that protest still falls under the same ‘free speech’ this guy is hiding behind. Less than 0.000001% of the Islamic population has directly attempted violent action against him. A religion of peace indeed.

    • The problem is, while quarter of Islamic population piss their pants from rage because of some picture, 99% of, say, American population wont give a fuck if they were dipicted in similar way.

    • 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! 🙂

  • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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! 🙂

        • 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.

  • 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

  • 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)

    • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

      • 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.

      • 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.

  • 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?????

  • Fapping Time says:

    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…

  • Wow! This is the most civilized discussion on this topic I’ve ever seen. From all the widely varied viewpoints expressed in this thread, I can see one thing plainly, at least; There are no easy answers.

      • Uuummm… no. We were never insulted by the cartoons to begin with. I mean, even we don’t get what’s the big fuss was about. We know it is forbidden to depict Prophet Mohammad in any form, but that’s mainly so people wouldn’t do what the Christians did (hair of Jesus for $100. Shroud of Christ for $4000. Black or white Jesus. Michael Jackson Jesus portrait for $55. etc.). Then when someone drew some cartoons of Prophet Mohammad… then what? lol. Did the world end? The fanatics seem to think so but not the rest of us.

  • Please just do abit more research about Islam. Make sure your source is authentic, and don’t jump the gun.

    I have many Christian and Buddhist friends, but whenever I go abroad I have to hide the fact that I’m Muslim. I skip prayers just so as to not blow my cover. When I was in the UK I got beat up not because of my religion, but my race. If they knew I was also a Muslim I don’t know what they would’ve done.

    I’m not a monster. Islam do have equal rights, is tolerant of other religions, and peaceful…. where I live. The middle-east, not so. In fact, we consider their version of Islam weird and backward.

    But, yeah. You guys still scare me.

      • Brunei. Singapore is peaceful, too. We tolerant both religion and race. I have alot of multicultural friends.

        Not all multicultural countries are peaceful. In Malaysia, the Chinese hate the Malays. In Indonesia, the Malays hate the Chinese. Indonesia is the worst, tho. Alot of fanatics. The Islamic teachings there are just… weird.

        • i just hope china will go conquer all of south east asia and make them pay for their crimes, change their name to chinese name, and if they ever talk their mother language, then its clobbering time!

        • One of my Chinese friend went amok after hearing the news about the riot of Malay Indonesians against Chinese Indonesians a couple of years ago. They killed Chinese like it was the right thing to do. I saw one pic of some gang of Malay Indonesians holding a severed head of a Chinese… and smiling. He was SMILING! Not to mention about the countless rapes. It made me sick. I was ashamed to be grouped up racially with them. SICK! And now they are trying to make us forget.

        • Ugh. Some Chinese there are not racist but have you met the racist ones yet? I know this first hand when I went to KL to visit a friend. Of the streets 3-4 Chinese teens came to me and called Malays rapists, dumb, slow, drug addicts, etc. Sheer race bashing. I was shocked at first coz I thought Malaysia was like Singapore. But then some of my other friends got the race bashing from the Malaysian Chinese, too. I dunno why they hate Malays there. Are they treated as 2nd citizens in Malaysia? Anyway, I hope you never get to meet them. The hate is definitely there but it’s just brimming.

        • As a Chinese living in Indonesia, they don’t appreciate being called Malays, we think the Malay language sounds kind of dumb.

          Probably why we took the middle-class Malay as the basis for Indonesian. We’re Indos, not Malays, we no longer live under government-enforced propaganda.

          I like the Islamic teaching here, its a lot more casual~

        • lol you failed dude
          i live in malaysia and both of my neighbors is chinese…
          i play in their house with their son all the time why there is no problem?

          the reason for such a problem is the with the person who thinks badly on other religion.(both the cartoonist and the person who attacked him and most people in sankaku)
          understand it from a neutral perspective, never think badly on other religion and i hoped people will think the same about islam.

  • Muslims burn chant musics calling people from other countrys idiots, graffiti walls with hate words, and bomb others many times unprovoked and the nations don’t even care … and they get pissed off like this by one cartoon, if everyone was its sensitive they would have been nuked long ago…

    • this is because THIS cartoon is the only cartoon that us muslims are strictly banned from drawing… even for educational purposes…
      it was like, you can draw anything you want, but not THIS.
      even muslims themselves cant draw that… but this non muslim cartoonist drawing cartoon mohammed for fun??????
      consider that.

      • And why should anybody have to consider it? You may be forbidden from drawing it, but he isn’t. He is not a Muslim, and as such Muslim practices are irrelevant.

        In fact,
        .-‘IIIIIIIIIIIII ‘-.
        : O O ;
        ( (_ )
        : ;
        \ __ /
        / \
        / | \ _ \
        (_| \__)
        __)_ |_ (__

        This is my rendition of Mohammed.

  • Hell yes to the Danes.

    Free speech not restricted no matter how butthurt people get and if you try to kill someone they shoot you.

    It’s what I wish America could be.

    It’s just a cartoon, get over it.

  • I find the ironic thing is that the people who get violent over this don’t make their religion/believes look any better, infact it makes them as a whole look bad even the people not associated with them.

  • As a muslim myself I have to ask. What message is this man trying to convey with this image? Honestly, I don’t get it. I’ve always been bad with these kinda prints during History lessons about Stalin, China, Japan, USA etc. So I’m looking at this image and…I don’t get it.

    • If you only look at the picture you might think he means “Islam = danger”. Which is why muslims go apeshit insane. However this only proves the artist’s real point “Bomb instead of brain, please think before you bomb”. So from an artistic point of view: epic win.

        • I’m a muslim.
          and not every muslim is an extreme and racist people and I totally against them (those extremist retard) 🙂

          I love drawing and enjoy most of visual arts out there. (Islam doesn’t forbid visual arts but just limiting them for preventing wild imagination about the object, but I could less care about it though)

          and about that pic, …it’s totally wrong to kill the artist -__-” those extreme bastard deserves more than just a shot in the ball XD

          and to make it clear, Mohammed himself never avenges against his enemies, but … well, it’s up to you to believe it or not (although some of his comrades are just a bunch of furious monkey boys that acts violently … you all know the nature of Arabian)

          Sorry for my bad English -__-“

    • It’s Muslims who gave his image a message. Think about it, if Muslims ignored his cartoon, the image would have disappeared into obscurity and no one would even remember it or knew it existed. Now, not only does the whole world know the message, they think it’s true because of the reaction.

  • All and every single of the Muslims I know compare shit like that with people like the Christian terrorists from the early 90s. I know, you know, we all know this is because these crazy-ass motherfuckers don’t represent Islam or whatever religion they’re into, they’re just representing hate with a religious twist.

    • Nah, much like muslim suicide bombers those Equality Now are just a bunch of butch-sexually-repressed-lesbianic virgins. Find a way to get them laid and the problem is solved. Alas, finding someone to fuck gorilla like bitches is harder than it sounds.

  • Hmm…I think this happens not because of Islam itself, but because most of the believers happen to be in volatile regions – Middle East and Africa – come on, these guys will kill each other and everybody else even if they didn’t have a religion/cause spurring them on.

    • except death threats? I doubt christians would go so far killing a cartoonist who does so. Then again in American there are loonies who murder doctors who perform abortions, so you never really know.

  • I agree with above, religion is just another crutch to kill your neighbor for what you have.

    one of these days people are going to look beyond race, creed or color.. till then we’re all fucked…

    i support the cartoonist in that he had the balls to do this, knowing it would go over like a lead balloon.. and the newspaper for printing it.. not many media outlets would have the balls to do this, most if not all would bend to political correctness (PC = BS) even the movie 2012 wouldn’t touch islamic sites for fear of pissing them off.. but destroy all the christian landmarks you like.. wusses..

    one of these days.. we’ll get over or stupid differneces and come together and say.. ur human.. i’m human.. lets take out the knife in our backs and live together in peace.. Pass the Piece Pipe!


    You just don’t understand how peaceful we are.

  • Well, drawing something obviously aiming to offend people’s most inner feelings will certainly spawn some kind of violent reaction amongst the mentally instable …

    Imagine depicting Jesus having really hot Kamasutra sex mith Mary Magdalen and we’ll see how many Catholic fundamentalists turn up. Should be about as many.

    • >Imagine depicting Jesus having really hot Kamasutra sex mith Mary Magdalen and we’ll see how many Catholic fundamentalists turn up

      Recall the reactions to the controversial film “The Last Temptation”, which did depict such

    • Original anonymous again.

      Well, I guess those fundamental Muslims just need to accept that other people may not think their opinion is the right one, and have the right to do so? Not that it’s gonna happen. As long as you have a bunch of people without education and some loony preacher who can tell them what he wants.

      And also some western cartoonists should get out their infantile masturbation play and be more mature about what they draw.

      • I fail at commenting … was posted way to the bottom. Anyway:

        …. although I must add that I believe I am mature and tolerant enough just to shrug it off as some idiot bastard drawing a graffiti. I really hope I wouldn’t travel thousands of miles and break into his house and threaten his little granddaughter.

      • Editorial/satirical cartoons use visual metaphors and caricatures to explain complicated political situations, and thus sum up a current event with a humorous or emotional picture. Often, their content includes stereotypical, biased and/or demonizing portrayals of people and events.

        Why should muslims be an exemption? Because they react violently? Or that they expect everyone to conform to their religion just because they says so? Instead of burning embassies, hire a lawyer instead.

        • …. although I must add that I believe I am mature and tolerant enough just to shrug it off as some idiot bastard drawing a graffiti. I really hope I wouldn’t travel thousands of miles and break into his house and threaten his little granddaughter.

        • I actually do think that religions should be exempted, and not only Islam. Religious beliefs are very different from simple political situations. Politics change day by day, and I don’t actually think people believe in the bullshit politicians are spouting.

          Religion is something which is a part of you, you grew up with it, it’s what keeps your world together. I wouldn’t want some guy who’s just too full of himself shit on something so important to me.

    • There are actually alot porn made to that effect but you don’t hear the directors or actors being lynched or made riots over. Certainly there those who will complain and will make it loud but thats about the extent of it.

      Whereareas the typical reation of muslims are burning effigy, fatwa, jihad and overrunning foreign embassies. Not to death threats and actual murder.

    • yeah cause its a dirt dirty thing
      idiot catholic fundamentalist

      idiots because if God created everything then that includes sex and making it feel good so if someone has sex with someone else its a dirty dirty sin
      or if its not recognized by the state its not officially recognized by the church and government its a dirty dirty sin

    • yeah cause is a dirt dirty thing
      idiot catholic fundamentalist

      idiots because if God created everything then that includes sex and making it feel good so if someone has sex with someone else its a dirty dirty sin
      or if its not recognized by the state its not officially recognized by the church and government its a dirty dirty sin

      • For the record, catholics primarily have an issue about pre-marital sex and abortions and not having sex as a whole. But despite that fact catholics still do DO pre-marital sex and abortions.

        Where as in muslim countires wearing a bikini in a beach is a jailable offense. And women get cained if not wearing burkas or having releations before getting married can get her killed, gang-rape or stoned or all of the above.

        And does it matter what catholics think? Atleast they dont suicide bomb you into being celibate or wear crosess.

    • Australia just had an ad that was sort of like that, with Joseph and Mary – Joseph looking embarrassed and Mary rolling her eyes, with the text ‘Poor Joseph – God was a tough act to follow.’

      This outraged Christians, yep, and there was a big outcry.

      But not a single person tried to kill the person who bought the ad, or burned down a building.

      They mostly (not completely) left that behind a few hundred years ago. Hopefully Islam, with its several hundred years late start, will get out of its stupid teens at some point and stop killing and burning anyone who says they might kill and burn people who disagree with them.

        • Mohammed also killed innocent mercheants and took their goods, robbed the Jewish tribe of Banu Qaynuqa, had two poets of Medinah assasinated for critisizing him, killed the Jewish poet Kaab Ibn Al’ Ashraf, and drove the Jewish people of Banu-N-Nadir from their homes.

          Mohammad was not a peace maker, he was a leader among bandits. Nothing more, nothing less.

        • Your taken that passage out of context, you have to know some verses in the Quran are revealed based on events that took place at the time.

          The Christians and Jews were not the enemies it was the tribes of Mecca which expelled Mohammad and his people.

          Mohammad in fact signed peace treaties with Christian and Jewish tribes for them to live alongside them and to help them against the tribes of Mecca.

        • Except the vatican actually encourages dialugue among faiths right now. Which how out of date you are. A move thats not even mirrored by the muslim counterparts.

          And infidels or non-believers is not an entirely christian concept. Kafir in arabic.

          “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.” Qur’an 5:51

          Yay for religous racism!

        • Of course Christianity doesn’t encourage religious racism when God dooms all non-believers to eternal suffering. (And that’s not just a medieval thing, not sure about other denominations, but it remains as the official doctrine of the roman-catholic church to this day.

  • I was all “right ON! Mr. Westergaard, then i read he not only has family, but he sleeps in the same house with them……what kinda selfish dumbass.

    Btw, Achmed way to disprove them stereotypes.

  • That was some nice police protection…

    Anyway before it starts, religion is an excuse, whack jobs are whack jobs. If it is not religion it’s the colour of your skin, they dialect you speak, the way you dress.

    Anyway since it will go around and around. Name some major wars in the last 200 years that were about religion (hell name some post crusades).

    Wars not tied to religion

    1800s – continental wars, standard stuff.

    WWI – see 1800s

    WWII – (Hitler was anti-religion and the Jews were rich). Religion was not a factor.

    Korean war – Political

    Veitnam – Political

    Afghanistan – I am not entirely sure what the Russian’s were trying to accomplish.

    Bosneia (sp) Somolia – Ethnic cleansing

    Gulf war – Political

    Afghanistan part deux – Terrorism (this you could give to religion since it is the crutch the Al-Crackheads use)

    Iraq – Stupid President.

    Really in recent memory Afghanistan and the Northern Ireland “War” were all I can think of.

    Unfortunately Islam is the state in most of the Middle East. Something that Europe realized was bad 600 odd years ago.

    • Anyone who would kill over a cartoon should be shot.

      It would have been cooler if the cartoonist shot the bastard himself vs hiding in a panic room.

      Use of a panic room sends the wrong message.

      • Yeah, but at the same time, many places are not as gun-crazed as the US and the Middle-East. Sure both those places you can pick up high explosives from your kwik-e-marts with no license, but many countries have very strict gun control laws, he probably couldn’t have one.

        Besides, retreating sends the right message: In the face of Evil, of his prophecy of psychopaths trying to kill him, he did not kill them back. Rather, he was of Peace, and backed away, letting the arbitars of law, police, deal with the issue. He acted like Islam says you should… While they acted like bloodthirsty curs and beastmen, which is delightfully ironic.

        Now go off and pray to your Earth-star gods, everyone. The big Muha gets some cred with the 8 year old loli wife, though. Way to start a religion, that is.

    • Religious beliefs are a little higher on the food chain than politics or sports. Religion has basicly guided and ruled over moral behavior in all cultures for forever. That said, this kind of retaliation against a cartoon is just bonkers. Like rockbottom said, they’re only proving the artist’s point.

    • You don’t get it do you? Muslims belive that by drawing somebody you steal his soul while the person is sleeping. They belive that when a person is sleeping his soul is travaling somewhere and that the soul may confuse the drawing with his own body and may have trouble returning back. That is why they react so violantly. They belive he stole the soul of Mohammed.

      • And if he was a gynecologist who just happened to perform abortions in the line of duty, they’d be coming out of the woodwork to kill him too.

        Or if he was gay, they’d be coming out of the woodwork to tie him to a fence and beat him to death.

        So, I think I’ll stay away from that.

        • Im not american and i don’t even get Fox news with my cable. Interestingly enough those incidents that happen were featured here. If you are here, its probably something you probably read but neglected to acknowldged.

          And just to be clear i never implied raping was solely an Islam, it happnes everywhere.

          But and its a big BUT, but having a rape victim sentence to prison and caned is a thing that will only happen on a Islamic country. Its here in the site, just search it.

          And its probably true that Islam really does not stands for alot of thing happending currently. But its hard to deny that when almost everytime people like Bin Laden or those that drove planes to buildings and blow trains, don’t they always procalim that they do it for allah or islam.

        • Honer Killings has got nothing to do with Islam and raping is forbidden in Islam.

          Theres good and bad people in this world does not matter if he is muslim, christian, jewish or hind.

          Stop watching Fox News and go and read some books on what Islam really stands for and you will see cultural practices are not part of the true Islam.

          And for your information it was the Crusades who murdered women and children when they invaded and conquered cities which were occupied by the Islamic Empire and they were not allowed to leave freely.

        • Your implying abortionist wouldn’t be killed if they were performing abortions in muslim counrties?

          Or that gays wouldn’t be harassed or killed if they are from a muslim family and live in a middle-east country.

          And lets not forget “honor killings”. Muslim women having sex with a non-muslim before getting married getting killed by the their oen very muslim family.

          Oh, oh and theres also muslim women getting raped but also jailed and kaned. Because by muslim tradition getting raped is equal to commiting adultery FFS.

      • It’s not the religion itself that’s the problem.

        The problem is,

        (Part A): people who fanatically throw themselves into a religion/cult because it makes them feel “superior” to others, and/or “high”, and,

        (Part B): unscrupulous (sometimes fanatical) leaders who exploit these people.

        “But.. but, this can’t apply to us good, upright Christians!”

        Um, hello — recall the Crusades, and more recently, Christian fanatics assasinating medical staff who performed abortions.

        That’s right, it happened here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.

        Religion, cult — it doesn’t matter. Fool-fanatics + unscrupulous leaders == trouble.

        • If you’re talking about Glenn Beck, ALL he talked about when he was on HLN were these fanatics. And how will the US fight them if the economy collapses because of the socialists in the government.

          Socialism is a path to communism. THAT’S why they are talking about it.

        • that is true as an American I find myself in awe at some of the things the Russians have pulled off. their lies their deception their misdirection cause the American taxpay quite a bit of change in milatery spending. Did you know that the F15 was builted to conter the Mig-25 becasue it was thought to be a air-speriority fighter when it was actully an interceptor designed to shoot down high speed spy planes? Or that we wasted money on a missle know as the ‘Nike’ becuse the russians had us thinking that they had over fifty jet bombers (Tu-16 Badger) that could fly to the US and drops nukes when in reality it floped. it laked the range because of it’s engines. it toked almost a decade to realized that we been had. all the russians had to do was take two and fly them over and over

        • Islam has yet to produce any capable modern government, whereas communism managed many decades of quite threatening modern tyranny. If it weren’t for oil revenues they would be totally impotent.

          Look at all the scientific and technical progress even Russia was able to make under communism, and compare that to the state of contemporary Islam.

      • If they shot him in the face, he’d just become another martyr. It’s all bullshit. Muslims, Jews, Christians——all of ’em are hopped up on bullshit. There is no method of thinking more perverse than religion.

        • i think they weren’t teaching about violence, what kind of god would taught that way though. i’m sure its just some hidden message like “behead the unbelievers” means beat them with brain, not specifically beheading the unbeliever. if anyone would do that way, it must be some of their fu**ing extremists… i think…

          sorry for bad english :p

        • Because the other religions get other news, christians (or at least catholics, can’t bother to look it up) get their pedophile priests, and Buddhist get in the news for getting killed, at least in tibet

        • Their religion taught them to be violent. Their god specifically instructed them to kill non-believers in sight and those who converted from Islam to other religions. Of course Muslims deny this. However their Koran speak in volumes.

        • And how the hell are they supposed to do that? They should do policework? Become a paramilitary organization? What do you expect?
          Personally I am an atheist, and I don’t consider it my responsibility to police every other atheist alive.

        • Except the nutjob wasn’t being vocal at all. He attempted to murder the guy.

          Those umbrella organization for moderate Muslims should do more than just condemned after the fact. A proactive solution should be made and enacted by them too.

        • quote

          An umbrella organization for moderate Muslims in Denmark condemned the attack.

          “The Danish Muslim Union strongly distances itself from the attack and any kind of extremism that leads to such acts,” the group said in a statement.

          End quote
          Sadly these nutjobs are quite vocal

        • That may have been true a long time ago but when high ranking clerics now misuse fatwas to issue death sentences on someone because they “insulted” Islam and “good” Muslims just stand idly by what is the rest of the world suppose to think?

          Look up Taslima Nasreen. Over a hundred thousand Muslims gathered to violently protest the female activist. Her “insults”, if you can even call it that, to Islam isn’t out of spite stemming from misconception about the religion but through her criticism that Islam is incredibly misogynistic, which it is. A bounty for her head because she wants equal rights for women? That is Islam for you.

          Ironically, where is Equality Now?