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Artist Under Police Protection for 14 Years Dies in Accident

Lars Vilks received death threats, was targeted over his 2007 sketch of Muhammad

(Newser) - Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who had lived under police protection since his 2007 sketch of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body brought death threats, has died in a traffic accident, police said Monday. He was 75. Vilks and two plainclothes police bodyguards were killed in a head-on crash...

2 Arrested for Allegedly Helping Denmark Shooter

Danish media names suspect as PM describes 'fight for freedom'

(Newser) - After the suspect in a pair of Copenhagen shootings was killed in a gunfight , two people have been arrested for allegedly helping him, the AP reports. They've been blamed for sheltering the suspect and disposing of a weapon, says a defense attorney for Michael Juul Eriksen, one of those...

Denmark Cops: Suspect Dead, Was Involved With Gangs

They think unnamed shooter was mimicking Charlie Hebdo attacks

(Newser) - Danish police shot and killed a man early today suspected of carrying out shooting attacks at a free speech event and then at a Copenhagen synagogue , killing two men, including a member of Denmark's Jewish community. Police say the gunman was 22, born in Denmark, and was known to...

2nd Shooting in Denmark: Now 1 Dead, 6 Wounded

Police haven't definitively linked them

(Newser) - Denmark is now investigating two shootings: First, a gunman opened fire on a Copenhagen cultural center, killing one man and wounding three police officers in what authorities called a terror attack against a free-speech event featuring an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad. After searching for the gunman for...

Swedish Cartoonist's Home Is Attacked

Arson attempt fails, but Lars Vilks thinks he'll move

(Newser) - More trouble for the Swedish cartoonist who once depicted Muhammad as a dog: Police say arsonists tried to burn down his home in Sweden last night. Lars Vilks wasn't home, nobody was injured, and the damage turned out to be fairly minor, reports AFP via Deutsch Welle . Still, "Probably...

Muhammad Cartoonist Head-Butted at Lecture

Scuffle breaks out at Swedish university

(Newser) - Swedish artist Lars Vilks, famous for inciting Muslim rage over his depiction of the Prophet Muhammad as a dog, was assaulted yesterday as furious protesters interrupted his Uppsala University lecture about the limits of free speech. "A man ran up and threw himself over me. I was head-butted and...

Ireland Releases US Woman, 3 Others, Without Charges
 Ireland Releases US Woman, 3 Others, Without Charges
Cartoonist Plot

Ireland Releases US Woman, 3 Others, Without Charges

Paulin-Ramirez's whereabouts unknown; could still face charges

(Newser) - Four people detained earlier this week in a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist have been released without charge, Irish police said last night, apparently including 31-year-old American Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, a recent convert to Islam. Paulin-Ramirez's whereabouts weren't immediately known, according to her stepfather, who said she'd been "ducking...

2nd American Woman Among Terror Arrests
2nd American
Woman Among Terror Arrests

2nd American Woman Among Terror Arrests

Colorado mom Jamie Paulin-Ramirez was recent convert to Islam

(Newser) - A 31-year-old mother who last year converted to Islam and left Colorado for New York to marry a Muslim man is among those in custody in Ireland over an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist—the second blond, American woman involved in the effort, after Colleen LaRose, aka Jihad...

American 'Jihad Jane' Charged in Terror Plot

'Bored' Colleen LaRose indicted in Philadelphia

(Newser) - A suburban Philadelphia woman who referred to herself as a bored "Jihad Jane" on her MySpace page and YouTube video has been charged with recruiting terrorists and plotting to kill a Swedish cartoonist. Petite blond Colleen LaRose wrote in an email to a co-conspirator that her appearance would allow...

Irish Police Arrest 7 Over Plot to Kill Swedish Artist

Al-Qaeda placed bounty on Lars Vilks over Muhammad drawing

(Newser) - Irish police arrested seven people today over an alleged plot to kill a Swedish artist who depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog. Officials say the suspects are foreign-born Irish residents, mostly from Yemen and Morocco, who had been under surveillance since November and were identified based...

Al-Qaeda Puts Price on Head of Cartoonist

$100,000 for murder of Swede who drew offensive image

(Newser) - An al-Qaeda affiliate is offering a reward to slaughter a Swedish cartoonist who drew an image offensive to Muslims. In an online statement, Islamic State in Iraq offered $100,000 for Lars Vilks' murder and $50,000 for that of the newspaper editor who published the cartoon. The reward escalated...

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