Kurt Westergaard: they’re upset over this

The Tundra Tabloids and Vlad Tepes blog were wondering what all the fuss was about concerning the raid on the Halal slaughter house in Chicago. at the time, there wasn’t any mention of anyone being arrested. Now it’s come to light that two Muslim males were picked up in joint FBI and police raid last week. KGS

[Pamela Geller: Well, wonder no more: the Religion of Peaceniks working in the halal slaughterhouse were plotting to kill the Danish newspaper publisher, Flemming Rose, and the accidental counter jihadi cartoonist, Kurt Westergaard.]

H/T Pamela Geller and Tanguy Veys

When FBI agents at O’Hare arrested David Headley en route to Pakistan earlier this month on charges he plotted to kill a newspaper cartoonist in Denmark, authorities say he held an additional airline reservation — to Copenhagen.

He was to depart Thursday.

Headley’s friend, Tahawwur Hussain Rana, who shared an extreme hatred for cartoons that depicted the prophet Mohammed, arranged for the flight, authorities said.

Any depiction of the prophet, even a favorable one, is forbidden by Islamic law as likely to lead to idolatry.

The Chicago men, who knew each other from a military school in Pakistan, on Tuesday were accused of an international plot dubbed “The Mickey Mouse Project” that since late 2008 included scheming with others to “commit terrorist acts against overseas targets,” according to federal criminal complaints made public in Chicago.

The North Side men are accused of plotting to target employees of the Danish newspaper Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten, which published cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in 2005, sparking violent riots across the Muslim world.

The most controversial of the 12 cartoons depicted Mohammed wearing a bomb with a lit fuse as a turban. That cartoon was drawn by Kurt Westergaard, 78 — who was targeted for assassination, authorities said.

But Headley’s phone calls were wiretapped and his e-mails were under FBI review. When he tried to board his Pakistan-bound O’Hare flight Oct. 3, the FBI arrested him.

Headley, 49, then confessed to agents about the plot, authorities said. He was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit terrorist acts involving murder and maiming outside the United States and one count of conspiracy to provide material support to the alleged overseas terrorism conspiracy.

Rana, 48, a native of Pakistan and a Canadian citizen, was arrested Oct. 18 at his West Rogers Park home. He was charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorism conspiracy that involved Headley.

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