US prosecutors crack 'Mickey Mouse Project' that plotted to kill Muhammad cartoonist

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New York, Oct.28 (ANI): US prosecutors have said they have broken up an international terror plot, codenamed the "Mickey Mouse Project", against the Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

Two men from Chicago who went to military school in Pakistan face terrorism charges for allegedly targeting the Jyllands-Posten newspaper, which outraged hardline Muslims by publishing the 12 cartoons in 2005.

The men allegedly planned to kill Flemming Rose, the cultural editor, and Kurt Westergaard, the cartoonist. The editor of Jyllands-Posten, Jorn Mikkelsen, said that the alleged plot was "very unpleasant for the employees and we are all affected by these threats".

David Headley, 49, a US citizen who changed his name from Daood Gilani in 2006, was arrested at O'Hare International airport, Chicago, on October 3. Court papers said that Headley told FBI agents that he went to Denmark in January and July this year to carry out surveillance on the newspaper's offices in Copenhagen and Århus "in preparation for an attack. (ANI)

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