Kurt Westergaard returns to drawing board

NRC Handelsblad reports that famed Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard is out of hiding (but still under police protection) and has done 26 illustrations for a new book collection of columns written by a fellow Danish columnist Lars Hedegaard. Kurt says that there was “no intention to depict the so-called prophet,” but that people could always interpret drawings in different ways.

Kurt has been under police protection since the 2006 when the Muslim world erupted in protest after the Jyllands-Posten ran a series of cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. He was taken into hiding after a assassination plot was discovered last year.