Attempted Assassination of Critic of Islam in Denmark

Fortunately the target, Lars Hedegaard, was not injured. The BBC reported Feb. 5:

Mr Hedegaard heads Denmark’s Free Press Society, which argues that religious and ideological interests are threatening freedom of expression.

He also heads the International Free Press Society, founded in 2009, which launched an international campaign to support the Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders’s right to criticise Islam.

Mr Hedegaard was fined in 2011 for making insulting statements about Muslims but Denmark’s supreme court dismissed the judgment the following year.

This is apparently the third such incident in Denmark in a bit over 3 years:

Somali refugee Mohamed Geele was jailed for trying to kill cartoonist Kurt Westergaard [the author of the Mohammed-turban-bomb cartoon -EV] with an axe in January 2010.

Lors Dukayev, a Chechen asylum seeker, was jailed for terrorism over an attempted letter bombing of Jyllands-Posten [which first published the Mohammed cartoons -EV] in September 2010.

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