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The main cartoonist behind the infamous Danish cartoons about the Prophet Mohammad was attack by an ax-wielding Somali last Friday. Kurt Westergaard (photo), 74, was minding his grandchild when the Somali broke into his house. The cartoonist hit a panic button that alerted the police, grabbed the child, and ran into the bathroom, which had been especially reinforced for a possible attack. The Somali could not break through the door with his ax and was arrested when police arrived within three minutes. It was the first attack on any of the cartoonists, although police in Denmark says they broke up three attack plots and police in Chicago said they caught a band of other plotters. Westergaard was the cartoonist who drew the cartoon that got the most attention, showing the prophet with a turban drawn as a bomb with a fuse burning.

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Title Annotation:Tidbits and Morsels: A column of musings on news that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Publication:Iran Times International (Washington, DC)
Date:Jan 8, 2010
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