4 Muslim Swedes charged in terrorism plot in Denmark

They planned to massacre the staff at the newspaper that first published the Mohammed Cartoons. AFP: Danish prosecutors have charged four men for 'attempted terrorism' over plans to kill the staff of a newspaper that carried controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, a judicial statement said on Friday. The four men, all residents of Sweden and arrested on Dec 29, 2010, had planned to 'kill a large number of people' at the Jyllands-Posten daily, it said. Judge Elisabet Michelsen said the trial would start on April 13. The accused are a 44-year-old Tunisian, a Swede of Lebanese origin aged 29, a 30-year-old Swede and a Swede of Tunisian origin aged 37. Jyllands-Posten published a dozen cartoons in 2005 of the Prophet Mohammed that triggered violent and sometimes deadly protests around the world. There's been a lot of self censorship since this incident. A book about the controversy actually decided not to publish the cartoons, fearing violence from the Perpetually...(Read Full Post)

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