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March 9, 2010

Your Danish Cartoons Hangover Update

* three men and four women, all Muslim and all not from the Irish Republic although all there legally, have been arrested on the accusation they were plotting to kill Lars Vilks. Vilks's cartoon for Nerikes Allehanda wasn't one of the original Danish Cartoons -- being Swedish and all -- but his depiction of Muhammad's head on a dog body was published in the heightened awareness that came after the original Controversy, and he was quickly targeted for death via bounty by various radicals.

* Christopher Hitchens weighs in on the Politiken apology, from the point of view of ripping into claims made by lawyer Ahmed Zaki Yamani.
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