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.
A Danish newspaper that published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban has apologized for offending Muslims. The penitence was part of a settlement between the paper and eight Muslim groups. The apology has been denounced by other members of the Danish media, which previously stood united in rejecting calls to back down in the face of Islamic outrage over the cartoon.
Look past the cartoons, writes Christian Parenti of The Nation. The violence in Afghanistan stems from grievances over four years of occupation by U.S. and NATO troops and ineffectual foreign aid schemes. | story