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“The Most Hated Man in Mecca”

October 3, 2009

Ah … I do miss the National Post.  Today’s front page contains a large photo of Kurt Westergaard, “The Most Hated Man in Mecca“, and inside is the cause of this hatred:

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That’s right.  A cartoon.  For drawing this cartoon, Mr. Westergaard now lives in a fortified home with constant security.  Men have been arrested for plotting to kill him.  He drew the image as part of the Jyllands-Posten commentary on illustrators refusing to illustrate a book about Mohammed.

“I attempted to show that terrorists get their spiritual ammunition from parts of Islam and with this spiritual ammunition, and with dynamite and other explosives, they kill people. I showed this in a cartoon and what happened? They want to kill me, so I think I was right.”

If you’re lucky and you have access, you can see Mr. Westergaard interviewed on the Michael Coren Show Tuesday.
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