From the Guardian article headlined “Somali charged with murder attempt on Muhammad cartoonist”:
A Somali man has been charged with trying to murder a Danish artist whose cartoons of the prophet Muhammad sparked a storm of protest and violence across the Muslim world.
Danish police shot and wounded the 28-year-old man after he broke into Kurt Westergaard’s home in Aarhus last night armed with an axe and a knife. The suspect is said to have ties to al-Qaida.
The 75-year-old artist had retreated to a safe room with his five-year-old granddaughter. When police arrived they tried to arrest the intruder and then shot him in the hand and knee when he threatened an officer with the axe, said Preben Nielsen of the Aarhus police.
Westergaard’s cartoon was published in 2005.