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An agent for Denmark's intelligence agency claimed to have helped the CIA track down al Qaeda ideologue Anwar al Awlaki in Yemen. Thousands of Muslims protested an anti-Islam film in front of the US Embassy in Copenhagen.
A Kurdish TV station lost its broadcast license for two months for failing to cooperate in an investigation into its links with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan blamed Scandinavian countries for increased PKK violence, saying,"Terrorist leaders walk free in these countries, and they allow them to collect financial aid in the streets, creating a resource worth millions of euros."
Authorities arrested eight Kurdish men in Copenhagen suspected of sending as much as $24.6 million to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been banned in Turkey, the US, and the European Union. Police said more arrests may be forthcoming in the investigation, which is linked to the Copenhagen-based Kurdish television station Roj TV.
About 500 Islamist protesters organized by the Scandinavian arm of the Hizb ut-Tahrir gathered outside the US Embassy in Copenhagen on Sept. 16, condemning the US presence in the Middle East and carrying protest banners. One said: "Freedom of expression, a means of oppression." A spokesman accused the US of creating an atmosphere of Islamophobia. A bag of military-type explosives was found on a Copenhagen street.
A court sentenced four men from Sweden to 12 years in prison for plotting "to kill as many people as possible" at a Danish newspaper that had published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The ringleader, a Tunisian, had received terrorist training in Pakistan in 2010; another suspect, of Lebanese origin, fought with Islamist militias in Somalia in 2006. The plotters were linked to Ilyas Kashmiri, an al Qaeda commander who planned Mumbai-style attacks in Europe.
Security forces arrested two brothers, aged 18 and 23, and charged them with planning acts of terror. The suspects are Somalis who have lived in Denmark for the past 16 years. One of them was trained by Shabaab in Somalia.
An axe-wielding Somali citizen who broke into the home of a Danish cartoonist and tried to kill him has been given a 10-year sentence followed by deportation. One of the four men who plotted to attack a Danish newspaper in December 2010 told the court he was only in Copenhagen for the fireworks; the prosecution has rested its case.
A Danish army officer faces charges of dereliction of duty for failing to ascertain that four Afghans he targeted for a helicopter strike were not insurgents. One of the suspected terrorists arrested in Copenhagen last week, an athlete who in 2009 rejected an offer to play on the national football team, had posted pro-al Qaeda messages on the Internet. A fifth suspect remains at large.
Three suspected terrorists arrested in Copenhagen yesterday will be held for four weeks while the investigation continues; one pled guilty to weapons charges. A fourth man linked to the plot, a Palestinian, appeared in court on a charge of illegal entry into the country.
Security forces arrested three suspected terrorists in Copenhagen, charging them with possession of illegal weapons. One suspect is a Danish citizen who lives in Egypt, one is a Turk, and the other a Jordanian. The investigation is ongoing.