Two Arrests Made In Denmark Cartoon Terrorist Plot

October 28, 2009

U.S. (ChattahBox) – Two men, one an American national, one hailing from Canada, were arrested in Chicago this week after it was found that they had been plotting a deadly attack against the Jyllands-Posten in Denmark.

David Coleman Headley, also known as Daood Gilani, and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, had been in contact with several Islamic extremist groups in preparation of the attack, and at least one admitted to having received training from Lashkar-e-Taiba.

“The Service sees this case as being very serious. One of those arrested has an extensive network among leading militant extremists in Pakistan who not only want to attack Denmark but have also shown previously that they are capable of ruthless terrorist attacks,” Chief Jakob Scharf of the Danish Intelligence and Security Service (PET), was quoted as saying.

“The [two men] arrested have been closely monitored by the American authorities. Similarly, PET has undertaken extensive investigations. PET and the FBI feel that the arrests and discovery of the terrorist plans have reduced the risk of the attack. PET and the American authorities however are continuing their intensive investigations to counter the threat.”

The Jyllands-Posten publishing company is responsible for the publication of the controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed, which led to death threats, protests, and riots.



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