Photo Gallery A Defiant Westergaard

Four years ago, Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard triggered a bitter clash of cultures with a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad. On New Year's Day, a young Muslim from Somalia tried to kill him with a knife and an axe.
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The publication of the cartoons in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper in September 2005 caused uproar in the Muslim world. The protests claimed 150 lives.

Foto: Arif Ali/ AFP
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The protests haven't gone away. Here Muslims demonstrate in Bangkok in March 2008 with a placard calling for Westergaard's death.

Foto: epa Narong Sangnak/ dpa
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In October 2009, two Chicago men were charged with plotting terrorist attacks against targets including Jyllands-Posten.

Foto: Kaare Viemose/ AP
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Pakistani students burn a Danish flag in February 2008 after the newspaper decided to re-publish the cartoons a day after a plot to kill Westergaard was uncovered.

Foto: dpa
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