Two Arrested for Alleged Plot on Danish Paper
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
Two men from Chicago were arrested recently for allegedly plotting to attack overseas targets, including the Danish newspaper that sparked a huge controversy in 2006 by running the now-infamous cartoon of the prophet Mohammed sporting an explosive turban. —KA
David Coleman Headley, 49, and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, 48, were arrested earlier this month.
US prosecutors say Mr Headley travelled to Denmark twice to plan an attack on the Jyllands-Posten newspaper offices.
They say he was infuriated by the paper’s publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in 2006.
Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten newspaper offices were targets in the alleged plot, which the suspects reportedly dubbed “the Mickey Mouse project.”