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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.

Danish Cartoon Murder Plot

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Danish police are saying five Muslim men have been arrested after raids for “planning a gun attack at the Copenhagen offices of a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005″.  The suspected Islamist extremists were planning to attack the office of newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

Four suspects are held in Denmark and one in Sweden.  The suspects are two Swedish residents with Tunisian backgrounds, one Lebanon-born Swede, an Iraqi and one with Swedish heritage.