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Attack on Danish cartoonist was act of terrorism, court hears
An attack on the Danish cartoonist who sparked outrage with his depiction of the Muslim prophet Mohammed with a bomb in his turban should also be considered as an act of terrorism, a prosecutor said Monday as the trial against his alleged attacker drew to a close.
A Somali-born man is on trial for allegedly forcing his way into cartoonist Kurt Westergaard's home a year ago. That attack was aimed at inciting 'fear and chaos' at large, prosecutor Kirsten Dyrman said in her closing remarks at the trial in Aarhus, western Denmark.
The 29-year-old accused's lawyer rejected this, arguing it was an attempt to frighten the cartoonist, adding that the prosecution had not been able to prove allegations of attempted murder.
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