After Attack on Danish Cartoonist The West Is Choked by Fear

The attack on illustrator Kurt Westergaard wasn't the first attempt to carry out a deadly fatwa. When Muslims tried to murder Salman Rushdie 20 years ago, the protests among intellectuals were loud. Today, though, Western writers and thinkers would rather take cover than defend basic rights.
Von Henryk M. Broder
A Somalian man broke into the home of Kurt Westergaard on Friday armed with an ax and a knife. He is accused of the attempted murder of the Danish cartoonist.

A Somalian man broke into the home of Kurt Westergaard on Friday armed with an ax and a knife. He is accused of the attempted murder of the Danish cartoonist.

Foto: Anonymous/ ASSOCIATED PRESS
Photo Gallery: The Attack Against the Danish Cartoonist
Foto: Anonymous/ ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Photo Gallery: The Attack Against the Danish Cartoonist