Denmark: Muhammad cartoonist kicked out of hotel

Newspaper cartoonist Kurt Westergaard (73) has no place to live after Thursday. No hotel will have him as a guest due to the death threats against him.

Kurt Westergaard is the man responsible for the Jyllands-Posten cartoons showing Muhammad with a bomb in his turban. The cartoon has caused many threats against him and the cartoonist has been living in a secret place for several months.

Now he was asked to leave by the hotel the police has chosen for him, since he's a security threat.

Westergaard says he thought this would happen. The Danish security services hasn't managed to find other hotels that can take him in. He hopes the police will be able to find a different solution for him.

Source: Dagbladet (Norwegian)

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2 comments:

DaneF said...

Surely, somewhere there must be a Danish or Western free-speech-loving democrat who would shell out a few measly euro to give this champion of free speech a home?

No?

Of course not. Of course not.

Painlord2k said...

There are anti-discrimination laws around. Do the hotel management have the right to refuse someone for "security reasons"? Usually, the people running a public service have the duty to serve any good behaving patrons.