Al Qaeda cell threatens Jyllands Posten

Published on 29 September 2010 at 11:17

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"Al Qaeda cell behind terrorist threat," headlines the Danish daily Politiken in the wake of revelations of a plot against another Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. On 28 September, Norwegian authorities arrested a 37-year-old Iraqi who has admitted to conspiring with two accomplices to carry out attacks on Jyllands-Posten and the cartoonist Kurt Westergaard. According to a Norwegian source contacted by Politiken, the group were apparently linked to al Qaeda. Jyllands Posten has been the object of numerous terrorist threats since it published a series of cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in 2005.

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