Mohamed Geele jailed for axe attack on Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard
From correspondents in Aarhus, Denmark
February 04, 2011 11:08PM
"Mohamed Geele is sentenced to nine years in prison and expulsion from Denmark for life," judge Ingrid Thorsboe told the court in the central Danish city of Aarhus.
The 29-year-old Somali "must also pay damages amounting to 10,000 Danish kroner ($1800) to Kurt Westergaard, as well as cover the costs of the trial", she added.
The court had earlier found Geele guilty of attempted terrorism and attempted murder for his 2010 New Years Day attack on the 75-year-old cartoonist.
Prosecutors had requested he serve 12 years in prison before being deported back to his war-torn homeland and banned from ever returning to Denmark, while the defence asked that he only serve six years and not be forced to leave the country.
Westergaard, who has faced numerous death threats since the publication of his drawing of Mohammed in the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten in 2005, said he escaped "certain death" by rushing into a bathroom-turned-panic-room to call police.
Islamic Sociopaths Inc. Member, Mohamed Geele.
Great work Judge Ingrid Thorsboe, I suppose this piece of craps co Religionists will place you on their Holy Islamic Assassin squad hit list now, however stay strong and keep locking up and deporting these swine.