Subscribe Register Login

Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:42 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

Report: Gunman fires at anti-Islam writer, misses

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 5, 2013 at 8:01 a.m.

— Danish media are reporting that an unknown gunman has tried to shoot a Danish writer and historian who is a prominent critic of Islam.

TV2 News and the Politiken news site say Lars Hedegaard was not injured in the shooting.

Both say the gunman came up to Hedegaard’s Copenhagen home Tuesday on the pretext of delivering a package, and then fired at least one shot but missed the writer.

Copenhagen police confirmed that there had been a shooting without injuries. They wouldn’t say whether Hedegaard was the intended target.

Hedegaard heads the International Free Press Society, a group that claims press freedom is under threat from Islam.

He was fined $1,000 in 2011 for making a series of insulting and degrading statements about Muslims.

Comments on: Report: Gunman fires at anti-Islam writer, misses

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Public information coordinator

    Employee Benefits DivisionPosition No. 2207 9919 - Grade C12...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Material handlers

    Ready? Set? go! we take industrial staffing seriously. $10-...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Drivers

    Local Runshome daily!$1500 Sign On Bonus• Earn Up to $18.55/...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Equipment operator

    Woodson Incorporated is a well established forestry company...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Lpns

    Weekend option & M-FApply in person. Premier Health & Rehab...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 829 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online