Original translation by:
The owner of Gallery Draupner in Århus, Denmark was earlier today threatened by two men. The Gallery has previously exhibited drawings of Muhammad.
The two men wore uniform-like outfits and were carrying an aluminum baseball bat and a gun-like object. They made verbal threats to Erik Guldager, the owner of the gallery, but as of yet it is not known why the threats were made. The police in Århus have confirmed that the two men showed up at the gallery around 1 pm, and that the police were alerted of the incident at 1.15 pm. The episode only lasted for a few minutes. It’s too early to say whether the threats are directly linked with the gallery’s cooperation with Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard.
The gallery has previously exhibited Westergaard’s most famous drawing, “Muhammad with a bomb in his turban.” Last weekend the gallery hosted an ‘invite-only exhibition’ for collectors from several countries where copies of the Muhammad drawing were sold. Guldager wasn’t harmed in the incident, but he has told Berlingske (Danish newspaper) that he is deeply affected by it. The two perpetrators are described as Mediterranean looking. One is approximately180-185 cm tall and with a muscular build. The other one is approximately 175 cm tall and with an average build. They left the gallery in a black car with a known registration number, but the license plate of the getaway car belongs to another car that has been reported stolen.