Muslims “will never forget the ridicule of the best human beings in the world and of the last messenger.” And some of them are still aching to kill for it.
Militant groups in Africa are threatening Denmark. According to the PET [Danish Security and Intelligence Service], Danish interests abroad are the most likely targets.
Denmark and Danes abroad are again being threatened with terrorism after the reprinting of the Muhammad caricatures.
This time, the warning comes not from Pakistan or Afghanistan, but from a Sunni Muslim group in Somalia that is known to have training camps and close ties to the Al-Qa’idah terrorist network. In a video posted to the Internet, a recruit from the Al-Shabab group vows revenge against “the dirty dogs in Denmark.”
“May God break their hands for what they have done,” the young man prays. He is masked by a PLO scarf and is posing behind an antitank missile. In broken English, he promises that Muslims “will never forget the ridicule of the best human beings in the world and of the last messenger.”
“So sleep with thoughts of our sword, which is dripping with your blood,” is the message from the windblown edge of a forest.
Focus on Embassies
After Danish newspapers reprinted the Muhammad caricatures in February, following the exposure of plans to murder cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, the Danish Embassy in Pakistan was hit by a suicide attack that killed eight people. At the same time, the Afghan Al-Qa’idah warned “this is only the beginning, God willing.”
Against that background, security at Danish embassies abroad has been stepped up considerably, and the Foreign Ministry is preparing to spend 100 million kroner on better surveillance of embassies in the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Over the last six months, the Danish Security and Intelligence Service has raised the threat level twice. In June, the PET wrote that a terrorist attack on Danish interests abroad could take place “without warning.”…