Danish Cartoonist’s Attacker Gets 9 Years
Posted on Feb 4, 2011
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
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.
The Copenhagen headquarters of Politiken, the newspaper that published Westergaard’s cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.