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Danish cartoonist scraps Oslo trip, fearing attack
Danish cartoonist targetted by Islamists for his 2005 caricature of the Prophet Mohammed cut short a visit to Norway after police caught wind of a possible attack against him, he said Tuesday.
Kurt Westergaard, 76, has already been the victim of a murder attempt and numerous death threats after drawing the most controversial of the 12 cartoons of the Prophet that appeared in the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten, depicting his turban with a lit fuse in it.
Westergaard had been scheduled to attend the launch in Oslo on Tuesday of a children's book for which he provided the illustrations, but he cancelled and returned to Denmark late Monday after Norway's intelligence agency PST was informed of a possible plot against him.
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