Thursday, March 11, 2010
Irish police have arrested 7 Muslims in Ireland for plotting to kill a Swedish cartoonist who drew a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed
The target was Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who had a bounty of $100,000 on his head from al-Qaida after the cartoon appeared. Al-Qaida also offered $50,000 extra if the cartoonist's throat was slit. Four men and three women were arrested in Waterford and Cork. Irish police said the men and women were arrested as part of an investigation into a conspiracy to commit a serious offense, namely, conspiracy to murder an individual. The suspects are originally from Morocco and Yemen, but are all living legally as refugees in Ireland.