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(London Times)   Panic room saved artist Kurt Westergaard from Islamist assassin. That and abandoning his grandaughter in the house with an Islamic Assassin   (timesonline.co.uk) divider line 344
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2010-01-03 07:36:13 PM
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approves.
 
2010-01-03 07:36:28 PM
Giggity giggity, giggity goo.
 
2010-01-03 07:36:36 PM
Big people are more important that little people.
 
2010-01-03 07:37:21 PM
kevinshields: Big people are more important that little people.

Than little people. Than. I need a beer.
 
2010-01-03 07:37:28 PM
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RIP Kurt
 
2010-01-03 07:38:08 PM
The religion of peace.
 
2010-01-03 07:38:09 PM
I knew that he wouldn't do anything to her.

Because we all know axe-wielding maniacs are reasonable people.
 
2010-01-03 07:38:41 PM
He knew the Islamic terrorist would not harm his granddaughter? Really? How?
 
2010-01-03 07:38:47 PM
After reading that, I'd kinda like to give the assassin another chance to complete his mission
 
2010-01-03 07:39:40 PM
Uchiha_Cycliste: approves.

Over in 1.
 
2010-01-03 07:39:59 PM
Kind of a coward. How do you leave your grandgirl behind?
 
2010-01-03 07:40:25 PM
"I feared for my grandchild," he told Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper that had commissioned the cartoon. "But she did great. I knew that he wouldn't do anything to her."

How?? What an asshole.
 
2010-01-03 07:40:37 PM
Not quite as cowardly as it sounds, since he knew it was likely that anyone attacking him would likely be trying to kill him, specifically. He's lucky the assassin didn't use her as a hostage to force him out, though.
 
2010-01-03 07:41:44 PM
Mohammad cartoon in ascii - (((:-{
 
2010-01-03 07:41:59 PM
Tunisians, Somalis, Nigerians... this is the face of terrism?

Really?
 
2010-01-03 07:42:20 PM
Approves.

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2010-01-03 07:42:30 PM
Let's not forget who the real villain is. Let's all blame the victim shall we?
 
2010-01-03 07:42:44 PM
Eh, the kid was only five.

No one could have been that attached to her, and her parents could always have more.
 
2010-01-03 07:43:14 PM
IMO
A better outcome would have had left the terrorist slowly and painfully shot dead with multiple bullets to the testicles,and the cartoonist taking a round in the ass for being such a chickenshiat farktard.
 
2010-01-03 07:43:32 PM
what a farking douche...you have time to save your own ass but leave babygirl to fend for herself?? "she did great"?!? that is one grampa that would never babysit again. dick.
 
2010-01-03 07:44:15 PM
Tingle007: Let's not forget who the real villain is. Let's all blame the victim shall we?

The dude was chickenshiat.
 
2010-01-03 07:44:31 PM
Mitrovarr: Not quite as cowardly as it sounds, since he knew it was likely that anyone attacking him would likely be trying to kill him, specifically. He's lucky the assassin didn't use her as a hostage to force him out, though.

He wasn't coming out of there for anything
 
2010-01-03 07:44:31 PM
How can you "not have time" to protect your freaking granddaughter? This guy is damn lucky no harm came to her as a result of his cowardice.
 
2010-01-03 07:44:41 PM
Tingle007: Let's not forget who the real villain is. Let's all blame the victim shall we?

Welcome to the world.
 
2010-01-03 07:44:50 PM
He knew the Islamic terrorist would not harm his granddaughter? Really? How?

Because she would fetch a pretty penny down at the Casbah...

/don't damage the merchandise
 
2010-01-03 07:45:27 PM
Yes, obviously Westergaard is the bad guy here, and a complete coward.
 
2010-01-03 07:45:57 PM
Come out of the closet Kurt.
 
2010-01-03 07:46:10 PM
If the watching of the kid was a regular thing, why not have the fortified room be a guest room?

The guy could have at least tried to save his grandkid. Sheesh.
 
2010-01-03 07:46:22 PM
If the axeman was between him and the girl there wasn't really anything he could have done except chose to die, or hide in the safe room until police arrived. Maybe he should have chosen to die, I don't know.
 
2010-01-03 07:46:37 PM
rogue_L_chick: what a farking douche...you have time to save your own ass but leave babygirl to fend for herself?? "she did great"?!? that is one grampa that would never babysit again. dick.

I am a bit surprised that the parents allowed him to babysit their child, given that business about him and his wife having to move about to safe houses.

Strange.
 
2010-01-03 07:47:13 PM
And in response to those of us remind us who the 'real villain' is:

Yes we know that Arabs have something in their DNA that makes them unable to function in modern society. We also know that when people become Muslin, they get some sort of shot that gives them teh crazy.
 
2010-01-03 07:47:28 PM
Glass Parking Lot
 
2010-01-03 07:47:32 PM
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Tingle007: Let's not forget who the real villain is. Let's all blame the victim shall we?

The dude was chickenshiat.


if he ran for the kid he'd be dead and then the muslim would kill both kids and him, he WAS able to save his younger niece.

You can't save everyone all the time. It would have been suicide to try and rush past the axe wielding psycho who would have then killed the two little witnesses when he was done with you.
 
2010-01-03 07:47:58 PM
Ass
 
2010-01-03 07:48:33 PM
Questions for Subby:

What is the difference between an Islamist assassin and an Islamic assassin?

Would it make the headline better if I knew?

/Cartoonists are all like that, so it shouldn't surprise anyone.
 
2010-01-03 07:49:31 PM
I just read apparently there was just the one kid. Still he had no time and they'd both be dead if he ran for the kid.
 
2010-01-03 07:50:06 PM
FTA: Just when Denmark thought the worst was over, Islamic fury has come back to haunt it with an assassination attempt on the artist whose cartoon of the prophet Muhammad as a suicide bomber had an explosive impact four years ago on the Muslim world.

nice.
 
2010-01-03 07:50:20 PM
He puts a brave face on his plight. "At my age you are not so much afraid any more," he told The Sunday Times last year.

Nah, he's really pretty much a chickenshiat.
 
2010-01-03 07:51:45 PM
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2010-01-03 07:51:56 PM
swahnhennessy: How can you "not have time" to protect your freaking granddaughter? This guy is damn lucky no harm came to her as a result of his cowardice.



My guess is like this - attacker comes in the room and is between Westergaard and his granddaughter, who might not have even been in the same room at the time. Westergaard realizes that if he goes to get the child, his 75 year old ass will get killed along with the girl. Since the guy was bloodthirsty Westergaard knew he could keep the assailant occupied long enough for the police to arrive.
 
2010-01-03 07:53:49 PM
Tingle007: I just read apparently there was just the one kid. Still he had no time and they'd both be dead if he ran for the kid.

We don't know that. For all we know, he could have panicked, and simply thought "Save Myself!" and he had plenty of time to get his kid in the bathroom. Only two people know if he had the time -- maybe three if the kid was awake.

Or, he might've seen the guy less than 10 feet away and realized trying to save his granddaughter meant certain death for himself and possible death for his granddaughter ... whereas hiding himself meant he is safe and possible death/injury for his granddaughter.

(Plus, she's five, can't she try hiding under the bed or something?)

If in his position, I'd still have tried and seal off a suite -- have the secured door lead to a guest bedroom, which connects to a bathroom, which then connects to the master bedroom. But that's just me.
 
2010-01-03 07:54:15 PM
atomic-age: I am a bit surprised that the parents allowed him to babysit their child, given that business about him and his wife having to move about to safe houses.

THIS. No way would I allow him to babysit my kids. Hell - I'd be very, very careful about letting him visit, even.

Now that'; it's been proven that: 1. - being near him can be hazardous to one's health, and 2. - he'd rather hide imself than risk his life to save his grandkid; I think I'd just refuse to let the kids be alone with his hidin'-in-the-bathroom-don't-give-a-shiat-if-the-kid-gets-chopped-mehhhh-she'll- b e-okay-as-long-as-*I*-don't-get-hurt ass.

Irresponsible fugger.
 
2010-01-03 07:54:40 PM
if a muslim busts into your house to kill you for a cartoon with an axe in his hand and there is no gun in your panic room, what are you going to shoot him with?

Thank God the police got there in time. America's pigs aren't so competant.
 
2010-01-03 07:55:06 PM
Benevolent Misanthrope: atomic-age: I am a bit surprised that the parents allowed him to babysit their child, given that business about him and his wife having to move about to safe houses.

THIS. No way would I allow him to babysit my kids. Hell - I'd be very, very careful about letting him visit, even.

Now that'; it's been proven that: 1. - being near him can be hazardous to one's health, and 2. - he'd rather hide imself than risk his life to save his grandkid; I think I'd just refuse to let the kids be alone with his hidin'-in-the-bathroom-don't-give-a-shiat-if-the-kid-gets-chopped-mehhhh-she'll- b e-okay-as-long-as-*I*-don't-get-hurt ass.

Irresponsible fugger.


Wait, so you ditch your family as soon as they become inconvenient?
 
2010-01-03 07:55:32 PM
atomic-age: rogue_L_chick: what a farking douche...you have time to save your own ass but leave babygirl to fend for herself?? "she did great"?!? that is one grampa that would never babysit again. dick.

I am a bit surprised that the parents allowed him to babysit their child, given that business about him and his wife having to move about to safe houses.

Strange.


The parents obviously thought that Islamist extremists posed no threat.

As a brief visit to the politics tab shows, that perspective is very common.
 
2010-01-03 07:55:34 PM
A$$HOLE

Save your own old a$$ over your grandchild. Get this one a Nobel Prize. What a horrible POS.
 
2010-01-03 07:56:24 PM
BigSnatch: swahnhennessy: How can you "not have time" to protect your freaking granddaughter? This guy is damn lucky no harm came to her as a result of his cowardice.



My guess is like this - attacker comes in the room and is between Westergaard and his granddaughter, who might not have even been in the same room at the time. Westergaard realizes that if he goes to get the child, his 75 year old ass will get killed along with the girl. Since the guy was bloodthirsty Westergaard knew he could keep the assailant occupied long enough for the police to arrive.


HEY. He's a coward because he didn't die protecting her! Yes yes, nobody got hurt this way BUT HE SHOULD HAVE DIED A HERO INSTEAD OF LIVING AS A COWARD WITH NO BAD SIDE EFFECTS.

In the end, nobody got hurt and the terrorist is caught.
 
2010-01-03 07:56:35 PM
frkken super.

Now all the McMansion douchebags will feel vindicated building "panic rooms" into their houses because TV news says dark-skinned attackers lurk outside at all times.

Even for those not douchey enough to publish a cartoon simply to enrage religious morons (yes, I know "religious morons" is redundant).
 
2010-01-03 07:56:39 PM
Yes we know that Arabs have something in their DNA that makes them unable to function in modern society. We also know that when people become Muslin, they get some sort of shot that gives them teh crazy.

Pretty much, yeah.
 
2010-01-03 07:56:58 PM
I kinda share the scorn that he didn't save his granddaughter, but are we not all falling for the "Internet Tough Guy" fallacy?

Probably gonna be awkward when the kid's parents read this article, tho.
 
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