Danish Free Speech Defender Nearly Killed — Lars Hedegaard is a 70-year-old academic who founded Denmark’s Free Press Society in response to the threats and violence surrounding the publication of cartoons depicting Mohammed by Danish newspapers in 2005.
He is now living in secret after an attempt on his life. A young Muslim dressed as a postman came to his door and when Hedegaard answered he pulled a pistol — one should note he was violating Denmark’s restrictive gun laws by doing this — and fired at his head. The elderly scholar then punched him causing him to drop his gun. The assassin wannabe then picked it up and tried to fire again only to have it jam, after which he scurried off.
Danish Free Speech Defender Nearly Killed