Danish court convicts four men over Muhammed cartoon terror plot
Copenhagen - A Danish court has convicted four men over a plot to shoot and kill people at a newspaper over the 2005 Kurt Westergaard cartoon that depicted the Prophet Mohammad, which led to mass unrest in the Muslim world.
On Sept. 30, 2005, the Jyllands-Posten newspaper published a series of cartoons portraying the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. The purpose of the cartoons was to incite debate over self-censorship and Islamic criticism.
The cartoon was later published in more than 50 countries, but various Muslim organizations held protests. In Libya, 11 people died over the cartoon, the Austrian and Danish embassies were attacked in Tehran and approximately 700,000 marched the streets of Beirut.