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Danish prosecutor charges Somali who attacked prophet cartoonist with terrorism
by Jan M. Olsen
Denmark's top prosecutor on Friday charged a Somali man with terrorism for allegedly trying to kill a cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.
Joergen Steen Soerensen said the man, who cannot be named under a court order, wanted to "seriously frighten the population" and destabilize Denmark in the January attack on Kurt Westergaard.
The 28-year-old allegedly forced himself into Westergaard's home — armed with a knife and an ax — trying to break into the panic room where the Danish cartoonist was hiding.
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