Somali guilty of cartoonist attack


Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard locked himself inside a panic room and was unharmed after an axeman entered his home (AP)

A Somali man who used an axe to break into the home of a Danish cartoonist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad has been found guilty of an act of terror.

The 29-year-old man entered the home of Kurt Westergaard on New Year’s Day, 2010.

The cartoonist locked himself inside a panic room and was unharmed.

Aarhus City Court ruled on Thursday that the attack was an act of terror. Sentencing is expected to be handed down on Friday.

Mr Westergaard’s drawing was one of 12 cartoons of Muhammad published by a Danish newspaper in September 2005, triggering violent protests across the Muslim world.

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