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Somali convicted of attacking house of Danish cartoonist

A Somalian that broke into the house of a Danish cartoonist has been convicted in court of terrorism charges.

Mohamed Geele, aged 29, was shot, and then wounded as a result, by police officers directly after the attack that occurred in 2010 on Kurt Westergaard, agedĀ  75. Thankfully, the victim avoided injury by taking shelter in a panic room.

Geele has strenuously denied the charged against him and told the court in Aarhus that he was merely attempting to frighten the cartoonist over the sketches he made of the Prophet Muhammad. While he was cleared of attempting to kill a policeman, a judge will expectedly pass sentence today.

Mr Westergaard’s aforementioned cartoon of a custom-made turban bomb was just one of 12 that were published in the newpaper of his employer Jyllands-Posten almost six years ago that prompted widespread protests from Muslims in all corners of the world.

Westergaard first went into hiding however it was then decided that he should live openly in part of a heavily fortified house around Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city. During the trial thought, the court heard how Geele broke Westergaard’s house on the 1st of January2010 by smashing the door down.

At the time, Mr Westergaard was hosting grand-daughter Stephanie,just five-years-old, while Geele threatened to kill him and told him he would go to hell when he died. Thankfully, the little girl was unhurt by the Somali’s attack, as was her grandfather.

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