Saturday, 02 January 2010
Danish police late Friday shot and wounded a man close to radical Somali Islamists who tried to enter the Aarhus home of Kurt Westergaard, who drew controversial cartoons of Islam's prophet Mohammed, Danish security sources said.
The Danish cartoonist, who has received several death threats since a Danish newspaper four years ago published his drawing featuring Mohammed wearing a turban in the shape of a bomb, was at home in Viby near the western city of Aarhus when the 27-year-old and two others tried to get in, daily Politiken reported online.
Guards repulsed the three intruders as security alarms were set off, and the wounded man was hospitalised.
Denmark's Ritzau news agency said a dozen police vehicles were at the scene while sappers were sent in to look for a bomb that might have been laid.
Contacted by AFP, Jutland police confirmed an incident near the home of the 74-year-old cartoonist but refused to give details pending the release of a statement later.
Westergaard is one of 12 cartoonists whose drawings of the Muslim prophet were first published in Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September 2005, sparking controversy among Muslims worldwide.
The 12 cartoons were considered offensive by many Muslims and their publication sparked violent protests worldwide in January and February 2006.
Demonstrators burned Danish flags in protests that culminated in February 2006 with the torching of Danish diplomatic offices in Damascus and Beirut and dozens of deaths in Nigeria, Libya and Pakistan. - AFP
Perak Mufti Should Slam The Terrorist Acts By Its Fellow Muslim
The mufti who immune From Police Action
Among all the muftis in Malaysia, the mufti of perak is the most controversal and the most unfriendly mufti toward the followers of other faiths. In October 2006, he forwarded the most controversal SMS by claiming that Datuk Azhar Mansor was going to convert 250 muslims to christianity in one of the church in Ipoh. His SMS nearly caused religious unrest in Ipoh whereby hundreds of muslims sorrounded the said church. But no actions were taken by the police against the Perak's mufti.
Being the Mufti who is paid with tax payer monies from the muslim communities and people of the other faiths, his responsibilities should also include to maintain the peaceful environment between muslims and non-muslims in Malaysia. Please avoid this country from becoming another Afganistan or Pakistan by Stopping your controversal approach!...Bukittunggal
And on 1st January 2009, he was among many muslims that against the high court decision in the usage of word Allah by Catholic Herald.He accused the judge/court did not respect the feeling of the Muslims.
I urge all catholics in Malaysia to make police report agains this mufti for contempt of court. As for the police they should take pro-active action, and without waiting for the police report. Surprisingly despite so many controversies being made by this mufti, but the state of Perak still retain him and no action by the police.
Being the member of PAKATAN RAKYAT myself, I urge all the muslim clerics/schoolars in PAKATAN RAKYAT to come forward and condemn this racist mufti.
Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban