Somali charged in attack on Danish cartoonist

FILE- In this Oct. 27, 2009 file photo, Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, sits in the offices of Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in Aarhus, Denmark. Police foiled an attempt to kill an artist who drew cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that sparked outrage in the Muslim world, the head of Denmark's intelligence service said Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. Jakob Scharf, who heads the PET intelligence service, said a 28-year-old Somalia man was armed with an ax and a knife when he attempted to enter Kurt Westergaard's home in Aarhus shortly after 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) on Friday.(AP Photo/Polfoto) ** DENMARK OUT **

January 2, 2010 2:32:16 PM PST
An ax-wielding Somali man with suspected al-Qaida links was charged Saturday with two counts of attempted murder after breaking into the home of a Danish artist whose Prophet Muhammad cartoon outraged the Muslim world three years ago.

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