Man faces terror charge after cartoonist attack

Denmark’s top prosecutor has charged a Somali man with terrorism for allegedly trying to kill a cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.

Joergen Steen Soerensen said the man, who cannot be named under a court order, wanted to “seriously frighten the population” and destabilise Denmark by targeting cartoonist Kurt Westergaard.

The 28-year-old allegedly broke into Mr Westergaard’s home in January, armed with a knife and an axe.

Police shot him in the arm and leg. Mr Westergaard was not injured.

The suspect has claimed he only wanted to frighten Mr Westergaard and has denied all charges except the possession of weapons.

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