Four Charged for Plot to Attack Danish Paper that Printed Muhammad Cartoons

Greater Copenhagen in Denmark

Danish prosecutors charged four Swedes living in Denmark with a plan to attack the Danish newspaper who had printed controversial cartoons about Muhammad.  The four planned a shooting spree inside the Copenhagen offices of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.  Swedish and Danish intelligence officials had been following the men for months.

The suspects wanted “to seriously frighten the population” and kill “a larger number of people.”  The Danish Security and Intelligence Service described some of the suspects as “militant Islamists with relations to international terror networks.”  The men were also arrested and charged with possession of

illegal weapons.

The Jyllands-Posten had asked Danish cartoonists to draw the prophet as a challenge to self-censorship.

The trial would start on April 13 with the verdict is expected on June 14.