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Kurt Westergaard
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Artist
    (July 13, 1935- )
    Born in Dostrup, Denmark
    Cartoonist for the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten
    Drew a cartoon of Muhammad with a bomb in his turban, triggering worldwide protests by Muslims (2005)
    Has a $1 million bounty on his head
    Survived murder attempts in 2008 and 2010
    The cartoon sparked riots that resulted in over a hundred deaths.
    In a bit of wimping out, he suggested that the cartoon did not 'necessarily' depict Muhammad.
    When an axe-wielding Somali Muslim broke into his house, he hid in a panic room, leaving his five-year-old granddaughter behind (January 1, 2010).
    Those hundred deaths say more about the annoyingness of the rioters than the cartoonist.
    He has been a teacher and principal at schools for handicapped children.
    He said, 'I think we are in a period in which [freedom of speech] is under pressure, so it has to be defended.'
    PET (the Danish security agency) had told him that terrorists usually do not go after family members and stick to their targets, and his granddaughter was unharmed.
    He said he has nothing against Islam, adding, 'But of course, I have anger against those who have tried to kill me.'
    He received the Sappho Award from the Free Press Society for a ''journalist who combines excellence in his work with courage and a refusal to compromise.'

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 24 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 71 Votes: 49.30% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 116 Votes: 44.83% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 632 Votes: 59.18% Annoying
 
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