Terrorists make house calls 

In response to a New York Post article that the Metropolitan Museum of Art bowed to pressure by conservative Muslims and removed images of the Prophet Mohammed from its Islamic collection “to escape the kind of outcry that Danish cartoons of Mohammed caused in 2006,” (“Jihad jitters at Met” http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/jihad_jitters_at_met_76yj3VNUy4hcRAnhOcPCHP)
Examiner columnist Diana West has this to say:

"’Escape the outcry’?...That sounds like a round of bad reviews. How about axe-wielding, underpants-bombing, airplane crashing jihad? That's what the Met wants to escape - by submitting to the strictures of Islamic law,” adding that the art museum “is capitulating to Islamic blackmail.”


Meanwhile, this Jan. 11 AP story underscores why Met officials would rather abandon their professional standards than tangle with jihadis:

COPENHAGEN (AP) – “Prosecutors filed a preliminary charge of terrorism Monday against a Somali man accused of trying to kill a Danish cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.

    “The man had faced a preliminary charge of attempted murder for breaking into Kurt Westergaard's home in Aarhus, in western Denmark, Jan. 1 armed with a knife and an ax.

    “Prosecutor Marian Thomsen said investigators changed the preliminary charge to terrorism, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, after questioning the suspect over the weekend for the first time since his arrest.

    ‘Westergaard, 74, locked himself in a safe room and was not injured. The suspect was shot by police in the hand and knee, but was not seriously injured and is being held in jail pending the outcome of the investigation.... The suspect claims he only wanted to scare Westergaard and has denied all the allegations except the weapons charge, according to his lawyer, Niels Christian Strauss.”

As the Danish cartoonist found out, ticked-off terrorists make house calls.

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