Three men have been arrested in Copenhagen accused of plotting terror attack.
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Three men have been arrested in Copenhagen accused of plotting a terror attack in Danmark. The Danish police found them with automatic weapons and ammunition, Denmark’s intelligence service said Friday.
The Security and Intelligence Service, or PET, said the three men were arrested in two separate sites in Copenhagen in connection with an ongoing terror investigation.
The PET described them as a a 23-year-old Turkish man living in Denmark, 22-year-old citizen of Jordan, and a 21-year-old Danish national who lives in Egypt.
The PET has repeatedly warned that Denmark remains in danger due to act of Islamic terrorists since the 2005 publication of 12 caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper. After published, the cartoons triggered riots in many Muslim countries, also in European countries, and militant Islamists have called on followers to avenge them.
Islamic law generally opposes any depiction of the prophet, even favorable ones, for fear it could lead to idolatry.
In concrete, the PET said the three men face preliminary charges of possessing illegal firearms and are “suspected of having been in the process of preparing a terrorist act in Denmark.”