Kurt Westergaard (born Kurt Vestergaard; 13 July 1935 – 14 July 2021) was a Danish cartoonist. He was known for creating the controversial cartoon of a terrorist, although not the Islamic prophet Muhammad, wearing a bomb in his turban. Westergaard was born in Døstrup, Denmark.
On 1 January 2010, a 28-year-old Somali Muslim intruder armed with an axe and knife entered Westergaard's house. Westergaard was unharmed because of tight security and the intruder was shot by police.
Westergaard died on 14 July 2021 in Copenhagen, one day after his 86th birthday.
- ↑ Muhammed-tegneren: – Jeg angrer ikke – Human Rights Service
- ↑ Beim, Jakob Hvide (28 December 2009). "Westergaard-angriber skal 25 dage i fængsel -"Westergaard-attack, 25 days in jail (translation)". Dagbladet Politiken (in Danish). Retrieved 2 January 2010.
- ↑ Assassination attempt on Mohammed cartoonist Archived 4 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- ↑ Mariah Leitisstein, Heine Jørgensen (18 July 2021). "Kurt Westergaard er død". Se og Hør (in Danish). Retrieved 18 July 2021.
Dødsfaldet skete onsdag i denne uge - dagen efter hans fødselsdag (The death occurred Wednesday of this week - the day after his birthday )