Guilty Verdict in Assassination Attempt Against Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoonist

Guilty Verdict in Assassination Attempt Against Jyllands-Posten Muhammad Cartoonist

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Mohamed Geele, a Somali Muslim with links to al-Shabaab, a Somali Islamist group accused of terrorism, as well as al-Qaeda leader in East Africa, is found guilty of attempting to assassinate Kurt Westergaard in 2010. Westergaard is a cartoonist for the Jyllands-Posten who drew one of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons which received the most criticism.

Westgaard's cartoon is a portrait of a Muhammad with a bomb in his turban. In January 2010, Mohamed Geele broke into Westergaard's home with an axe and a knife in order to kill him. Westergaard only survived because he had a secure panic room, one of many modifications made to his home in response to numerous death threats from Muslims around the world who are outraged that anyone would depict Muhammad as an inspiration for violence or Islam as a violent religion.

Mohamed Geele is a refugee from the civil war in Somalia who had been granted indefinite leave to remain in Denmark; now he will spend nine years in jail and be expelled permanently.


Somali man found guilty of attempted terrorism

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