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Trial starts in alleged plot to attack Jyllands-Posten newspaper

Four Swedes will have their day in Danish court tomorrow after their December 2010 arrest for allegedly planning to attack the newspaper offices of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper – the newspaper that published the 12 caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005.

From the Washington Post:

The trial will be the second major criminal process involving the controversial cartoons over the past year.

Early in 2011 a Danish court declared a Somali man guilty of terrorism for breaking into the home of a Danish cartoonist who had caricatured the Prophet. Wielding an ax, the man entered Kurt Westergaard’s home in the northwestern town of Aarhus, though the cartoonist managed to avoid injury by locking himself inside a panic room.

The Somali man was eventually sentenced to nine years in prison.

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