Reports state that the would-be assailant broke in the glass on Westergaard's front door Friday, but the Jyllands-Posten cartoonist had time to grab his five year old granddaughter and lock themselves in a panic room. The intruder was still on the property and armed with the axe and knife when the police arrived and shot him after refusing to surrender.
(Jyllands Posten/Kurt Westergaard)
Westergaard is best known for the series of 'Mohammed cartoons' published in Denmark's Jyllands-Posten newspaper in 2005 that subsequently sparked protests and rioting in several Islamic nations. [Why the same Muslims who saw it fit to torch buildings and go on a rampage in their own capitals most likely didn't say a peep when Muslims were slaughtering each other by the thousands in Algeria not too long ago, I'm not sure- NANESB!]. The cartoonist has received numerous death threats and Fatwas calling for his murder and until recently had round-the-clock protection from Danish security services.