Yesterday, the Danish police arrested three men yesterday for plotting to murder Kurt Westergaard, a cartoonist for the Morgenavisen Jullands-Posten newspaper whose cartoon showing Mohammed wearing a bomb with a lit fuse as turban appears above. The publication of this cartoon and 11 others in September, 2005 provided the excuse for rioting and other violence in several Muslim countries in early 2006. CNN reports that newspapers in Denmark, Spain, Sweden, and the Netherlands reprinted the cartoon today in a show of solidarity for Westergaard. Good for them. Even if one disagrees with the message conveyed by the cartoon, rioting, violence, and attempted murder are barbaric responses to its publication.
(HT: Captain's Quarters)