Kurt Westergaard dead

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Published 19 July 2021 at 11.11

Kulturnyheter. The Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, known for his Muhammad cartoons, has died, Berlingske reports.

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Kurt Westergaard is best known for drawing one of the twelve Muhammad drawings that Jyllandsposten published in the autumn of 2005.

The picture depicts the Muslim Muhammad with a bomb in his turban and the publication gave rise to to a storm in the Muslim world. Several Muslims have later been convicted on various occasions of attempting to murder Westergaard.

Kurt Westergaard died after a long illness. He turned 86 years old.