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March 10, 2010

Your Danish Cartoons Hangover Update

* so with the unsealing of federal indictments, the world learned yesterday the arrest of multiple plotters conspiring to assassinate the Swedish Cartoon Lars Wilks for a cartoon he did in the wake of the Danish Cartoons Controversy of 2005 putting Muhammad's head on a dog's body included 46-year-old Colleen LaRose of Pennsylvania. She's been held since last Fall. Her American citizenship has set off the expected ruckus in terms of "hidden" American terrorists and the like, and I'm not sure there's anything to do but to sit back, but on one's reading glasses, and see what rolls out of that particular event. The oddest thing to me initially is that an American citizen has any knowledge of or interest in events in another country.

* a new poll finds that a slight majority (51 percent) of Danes do not support the apology issued by the newspaper Politiken over their re-release of the Kurt Westergaard bomb-in-turban cartoon a couple of years back.

* here's some context about the death threats faced by Lars Vilks. I can't imagine just folding something like that into your daily/weekly/monthly life, but I guess you wouldn't have a choice.
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