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Trial opens for Mohammed cartoonist attack plot
by Gregg Benzow
Three men accused of plotting to bomb the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, for printing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed pleaded not guilty in a Norwegian court on Tuesday.
The trio of Norwegian citizens, believed to have ties to al-Qaeda, is suspected of planning an attack and acquiring ingredients to make explosives to bomb the Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper for printing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed, which is considered blasphemous in Islam.
They have been charged with "conspiracy to commit a terrorist attack." If convicted, the men face up to 20 years in prison.
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