A Somali man believed to have ties to terrorist groups was shot as he enteren the home of Danish political cartoonist Kurt Westergaard -- known for his controversial depictions of the Muslim prophet Mohammed -- on Friday, police said.
The 27-year-old man, who was not identified, wielded an ax and a knife and cracked a window at Westergaard's home in Aarhus, said police spokesman Morten Jensen. A home alarm alerted police to the scene at 10 p.m., and they were attacked by the man, he said.
The officers shot the man in the right leg and left hand. He was hospitalized, but was not seriously injured, police said.
Danish intelligence officials said the suspect is connected to al-Shabaab, al Qaeda's ally in east Africa.
The incident "once again confirms the terrorist threat that is directed against Denmark and against cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, in particular," said Jakob Scharf, spokesman for the Danish Security and Intelligence Service, in a statement.
Once again we see confirmation of the boundless depth of evil that Islam respesents. I hope this moron gets the hardest punishment available and then gets thrown out of Denmark forever.