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Gunman fires at Danish anti-Islam writer Lars Hedegaard
2013-02-05
A GUNMAN has tried to shoot a Danish writer and prominent critic of Islam, but the writer managed to fend him off and was not injured in the attack.

Police said Lars Hedegaard, who heads two groups that claim press freedom is under threat from Islam, was the target of the shooting.

In a brief statement, they said a roughly 25-year-old gunman rang the doorbell at the writer's Copenhagen home and when he opened the door, the gunman fired a shot aimed at his head, but missed.

"After a scuffle the attacker fled. At this writing we do not know whether the police have apprehended him," the Danish Free Press Society said.

Hedegaard, 70, heads both the Free Press Society and the International Free Press Society. He was fined 5000 kroner ($875) in 2011 for making a series of insulting and degrading statements about Muslims.

Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt condemned the attack. "It is even worse if the attack is rooted in an attempt to prevent Lars Hedegaard to use his freedom of expression," she told Danish news agency Ritzau.
Posted by:tipper

#12  The first thing you have to do is to not open the door when the doorbell rings.......
Posted by: Alaska Paul   2013-02-05 23:03  

#11   He was fined 5000 kroner ($875) in 2011 for making a series of insulting and degrading statements about Muslims.
Not a word about him beating the rap. Probably didn't fit the narrative.
Posted by: tipper   2013-02-05 21:05  

#10  "After a scuffle the attacker fled.

So he missed from 2 feet (which is definitely NOT gun control!) and then lost a tussle with a 70 year old guy. O Brave Lions of Islam, Thou art fierce as Thou art holy!
Posted by: SteveS   2013-02-05 18:51  

#9  Are Hippos halal?
Posted by: European Conservative   2013-02-05 18:27  

#8  Sure they have gun control, Glenmore -- the guy who was nearly murdered wasn't armed, was he?
Posted by: Rob Crawford   2013-02-05 17:23  

#7  Denmark doesn't have gun control?
Posted by: Glenmore   2013-02-05 17:02  

#6  the Danes need to go back to their roots and re-institute the blood-eagle
Posted by: Jumbo Throtch7085   2013-02-05 13:34  

#5  The guy offended a muzzlim. In Amerikka, he'd be cellmate with the Nakoula guy...
Posted by: M. Murcek   2013-02-05 13:02  

#4  Hippos don't react well to unexpected visitors. They kill more people than lions in Africa every year.
Posted by: Muggsy Mussolini1226   2013-02-05 12:45  

#3  The hippo enclosure. Lots of luck there, guys. OTOH, they'll never be found.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey   2013-02-05 12:23  

#2  Update
According to Ritzau, the assailant fled when his gun jammed after firing the first shot at around 11:20.
After first sealing off Hedegaard’s street, police have now also cordoned off Copenhagen Zoo after two men wearing ski masks were seen jumping over the wall to the zoo into the hippopotamus enclosure
Posted by: tipper   2013-02-05 12:06  

#1  Can't hit the target from less than 2 ft?

Had to be a Muzzie. Look at the amount of ammo they go through all over the ME and the low hit rate.
Posted by: AlanC   2013-02-05 11:28  

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