have arrested three people suspected of plotting to kill one of the 12 cartoonists behind the Prophet Muhammad drawings that sparked a deadly uproar in the Muslim world two years ago.
Two Tunisians and a Dane of Moroccan origin were arrested in pre-dawn raids in western Denmark, the police intelligence agency said.
The Dane was suspected of violating Danish terror laws but likely would be released after questioning as the investigation continues.
The two Tunisians will be expelled from Denmark.
And the Astute Bloggers post that for the fourth night in a row vandals have started fires in Copenhagen:
The scorecard: 14 car fires, 20 container fires, 2 garbage fires, 14 cases of vandalism, 17 arrests
AP has more:
Some observers said immigrant
youths were protesting against perceived police harassment and suggested the reprinting of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad in Danish newspapers Wednesday, may have aggravated the situation.
“They feel provocations and discrimination by the police that stop then now and then to check them,” Copenhagen social worker Khalid Al-Subeihi said. “It doesn’t make it easier when the cartoons come back again.”
A Jyllands-Posten photographer was also attacked by vandals.
I’m sure the 17 arrested are already out on the streets.