Kurt Westergaard

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Kurt Westergaard (13 July 1935 – 14 July 2021), born Kurt Vestergaard, was a Danish cartoonist who created the controversial cartoon of a terrorist, although not the Islamic prophet Muhammad as it is often claimed, wearing a bomb in his turban. This cartoon was the most contentious of the 12 Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons, which met with strong reactions from Muslims worldwide who condemned the act, including Western countries. Since the drawing of the cartoon, Westergaard received numerous death threats and been a target of assassination attempts. As a result, he was under constant police protection.

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