Jyllands-Posten, 28 October, 2009

Mohammed cartoons: Jyllands-Posten still under threat

Published on 28 October 2009 at 15:57
Jyllands-Posten, 28 October, 2009


Denmark is involved in "a battle against terror" reads the headline in the Jyllands-Posten. According to the FBI and the Danish Intelligence service, two men linked to Al Qaeda and arrested in Chicago planned a number of attacks against the daily's offices in Aarhus and Copenhagen, and two of the newspaper's staff: Kurt Westergaard, the author of the drawing representing the prophet with a bomb in his turban, which was one of a series of controversial cartoons of Mohammed published in 2005, and Flemming Rose, who is in charge of the daily's culture and debate sections.

Terror, threats and intimidation are weapons terrorists use to change people's behaviour," explains the Jyllands-Posten editorial. "Offensive fundamentalism is a serious threat to freedom of expression. It grants people a special right to react violently whenever they feel they are offended. It's time to say stop."

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