Kurt Westergaard

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Kurt Westergaard (born Kurt Vestergaard; 13 July 1935 – 14 July 2021) was a Danish cartoonist. He was known for creating the controversial cartoon of a terrorist, although not the Islamic prophet Muhammad, wearing a bomb in his turban.[1] Westergaard was born in Døstrup, Denmark.

On 1 January 2010, a 28-year-old Somali Muslim intruder armed with an axe and knife entered Westergaard's house.[2] Westergaard was unharmed because of tight security and the intruder was shot by police.[3]

Westergaard died on 14 July 2021 in Copenhagen, one day after his 86th birthday.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Muhammed-tegneren: – Jeg angrer ikke – Human Rights Service
  2. Beim, Jakob Hvide (28 December 2009). "Westergaard-angriber skal 25 dage i fængsel -"Westergaard-attack, 25 days in jail (translation)". Dagbladet Politiken (in Danish). Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  3. Assassination attempt on Mohammed cartoonist Archived 4 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Mariah Leitisstein, Heine Jørgensen (18 July 2021). "Kurt Westergaard er død". Se og Hør (in Danish). Retrieved 18 July 2021. Dødsfaldet skete onsdag i denne uge - dagen efter hans fødselsdag (The death occurred Wednesday of this week - the day after his birthday )