In the wake of last weekend’s attempted murder of Kurt Westergaard by a Somali mujahid, the Turban Bomb and other Mohammed cartoons are staging a comeback in the European press, especially in Scandinavia. Our Danish correspondent TB has collected some of the Motoon sightings:
A Norwegian paper has printed all the cartoons, with the headline: “I am Kurt Westergaard”.
Berlingske Tidende printed the same large photo of the cartoons that it used last winter when the earlier plot to murder Kurt Westergaard was exposed.
It also reports that the Motoons have been reprinted in six papers in Belgium, Portugal, and Slovakia among other places.
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According to Outside24, some the other sources for the cartoons are Diario de Noticias (Portugal, 3 January), Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium, 3 January), Times of Surinam (4 January), SME (Slovakia, 4 January) DNES (Czech Republic, 4 January), and De Standaard (Belgium, 4 January).
The Turban Bomb has also appeared on Denmark’s TV2, although it is in a report about the Norwegian reprint.
In an interesting twist, Steen reports that the attacker’s sister says the police made the perp do it. Steen’s post and the video are in Danish, so I’m not sure of the details, but I think she accuses PET of planting the weapons on her brother.