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Danish Cartoonist’s Attacker Gets 9 Years

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Posted on Feb 4, 2011
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The Copenhagen headquarters of Politiken, the newspaper that published Westergaard’s cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad. 

The man who attacked cartoonist Kurt Westergaard after his caricature of the Prophet Muhammad was printed in a Danish newspaper has been convicted of attempted murder and terrorism and sentenced to nine years in prison. —JCL

Al-Jazeera English:

A Somali man who targeted Kurt Westergaard, a Danish cartoonist known for caricaturing the Prophet Mohammad, has been sentenced to nine years in prison, followed by expulsion.

A court in the city of Aarhus sentenced Mohamed Geele to be expelled from Denmark and banned from the country for life after serving his sentence, a police official said on Friday.

He was found guilty of attempted murder and terrorism on Thursday.

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By Rosa Santos, February 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm Link to this comment
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I think the answer to OzarkMichael is obvious, so obvious that I do not resist:

“The man who attacked cartoonist Kurt Westergaard after his caricature of Mohammed.”

Normal reply: Mohammed who?

There are a lot of Mohammeds (Jesus is actually not a commonly given name).

That the caricature was of the Mohammed Prophet and not Mohammed some other guy is central to the piece. Therefore, it is a case of journalistic well practice to write one of the most descriptive words in that particular news.

I hate when people make up stuff from nothing.

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By OzarkMichael, February 5, 2011 at 12:38 am Link to this comment

from the Truthdig comment above “The man who attacked cartoonist Kurt Westergaard after his caricature of the Prophet Muhammad... JCL

Heya JCL. I couldnt help but notice that you referred to Mohammed as the Prophet Mohammad.

If you are a Muslim, thats cool. Go for it.

If you arent a Muslim, why are you saying that? If you are an atheist(fairly good chance on Truthdig) thats nice but why would you say the Prophet Mohammad?

Is it all about proper respect?

OK, then please show proper respect consistantly. Give all religious figures their full title, especially in our Christian culture. You will show the same level of respect by saying Jesus Son of God or Jesus who is Christ the Lord whenever you refer to Him. Now if a Christian seems to have a religious motivation to commit a crime, then apparently one must show extra care not to let that drag the religious figure through the mud. So use this: the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. That would show real respect.

Practice it a few times. I expect to see it in the next article! Eheheh. No, no, i am kidding. I dont expect any such thing. I know you will not do it.

So we understand that it isnt respect for Mohammad that makes Leftists say the Prophet Mohammad.
It isnt respect that makes you all bow, (including our President). It isnt respect that makes you bend the knee.

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