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An expanded indictment in the case of Tahawwur Rana, detained with David Headley in the US on charges related to the 2008 Mumbai attacks, reveals that terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri offered Headley a network of Europeans to provide weapons, money, and operatives for an attack on the Jyllands-Posten newspaper in Copenhagen.
A Tunisian-born Swede pled innocent to charges connected with a terror plot against the Jyllands-Posten newspaper and was remanded until May 16. He and three other suspects are in custody in Denmark; a fifth man, an Iraqi who is thought to have obtained a flat for the plotters, has not been imprisoned.
Mohamed Geele, who broke into the home of Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard last year, was found guilty of terrorism, attempted murder, and aggravated assault. Geele had developed links to Shabaab after moving to Denmark in 1995.
Recordings made by Danish security reveal that the four men from Sweden who plotted to attack the Jyllands-Posten newspaper planned to kill as many people as possible within 20 minutes. One suspect said: "When the unfaithful are gathered, tie them up and cut their throats." Automatic weapons, silencers, and heavy duty tape were found in a flat in Herlev used by the suspects.
Mohamed Geele, a Somali man who broke into the house of a Danish artist who had drawn cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, pled not guilty today to a charge of attempted murder. Geele used an axe during the break-in and reportedly attacked police officers with it afterward.