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Kurt Westergaard

Danish cartoonist

Died when: 86 years 1 days (1032 months)
Star Sign: Cancer

 

Kurt Westergaard

Kurt Westergaard (born Kurt Vestergaard; 13 July 1935 – 14 July 2021) was a Danish cartoonist.In 2005 he drew a cartoon of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, wearing a bomb in his turban as a part of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons, which triggered several assassinations and murders committed by Muslims around the world, diplomatic conflicts, and state-organized riots and attacks on Western embassies with several dead in Muslim countries.

After the drawing of the cartoon, Westergaard received numerous death threats and was a target of assassination attempts.As a result, he was under constant police protection.


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