Irish Police Arrest 7 over Plot to Kill 'Mohammed Cartoonist'World | March 9, 2010, Tuesday // 17:29| views
Cartoonist Lars Vilks had depicted the Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog in the Nerikes Allehanda newspaper. Photo by akte-islam.de
Seven people have been arrested in the Irish Republic over an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist for depicting the Prophet Mohammed, police say.
The four men and three women are all Muslim, according to media reports, though a police statement did not confirm this.
Cartoonist Lars Vilks had depicted the Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog in the Nerikes Allehanda newspaper.
Islamic militants then put a USD 100 000 bounty on his head.
Irish police said the seven suspects were arrested after an investigation that also involved police in the US and other European countries.
The suspects ranged in age from their mid-20s to late-40s.
Ireland's RTE news network reported that five were detained in Waterford and two others in Cork.
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