Danish Cartoonist Says He Has Received Death Threats
8 February 2006 -- One of the 12 Danish cartoonists whose caricatures of Islam have led to protests, says he is distraught over the consequences and now faces at least two death threats.
The cartoons were published by "France Soir," among other European newspapers (file photo) (epa)
The man, whose name was withheld for reasons of safety, told the German newspaper "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" in an interview scheduled to appear tomorrow that the situation has run off the rails.
He said the cartoonists had established a fund to give a prize for freedom of opinion. He said they plan to charge royalties from the other newspapers that have printed the cartoons.
The cartoonist said he and the other 11 illustrators are under police protection.