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Threat against Denmark and Norway reported

In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris, a French website reportedly carried a warning that Denmark and Norway would be next.

Threat against Denmark and Norway reported
In the midst of the dramatic week in France, a post on a French website allegedly warned that Denmark and Norway are the next targets. Photo: AFP/MARTIN BUREAU/Scanpix
Norwegian security police are investigating a terror threat against Denmark and Norway that was posted on a French website. 
 
Norway’s TV2 reported over the weekend that Norwegian officials are trying to determine the legitimacy of a post on a French site that stated that Denmark and Norway are the next targets for terrorists.
 
“We are aware of the threat and are now working on trying to clear up whether it is real,” Siv Alsén, a spokesperson for the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) told Norway’s TV2
 
PST said that it receives terror tips every day but that most turn out to not be reliable. 
 
In July, PST reported that it had received "credible" intelligence of an impending terror attack.
 
The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) said it could neither confirm nor deny the reported French threat.  
 
The threat was reportedly posted on a French website in the immediate aftermath of Wednesday’s brutal terror attack at the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Twelve were killed in the attack, which was followed by two separate hostage situations on Friday. For all the latest on the situation in Paris, visit The Local France

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Danish far-right party denied permission to publish Mohammed cartoons

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has declined a request by far-right Danish political party Nye Borgerlige (New Right) to publish its cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed.

Danish far-right party denied permission to publish Mohammed cartoons
Pernille Vermund (C) with other members of the Nye Borgerlige party. Photo: Emil Helms/Ritzau Scanpix

The Danish party, led by parliamentarian Pernille Vermund, wanted to take out advertisements in Danish newspapers in which it would have published the cartoons.

The cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed were shown by French teacher Samuel Paty to his students before he was later beheaded in what the country’s president Emmanuel Macron has labelled a terrorist attack.

“The killing of Samuel Paty triggered the campaign, we want to show our support for his family and for freedom of speech,” Vermund said on Friday.

Charlie Hebdo’s cartoonists have however rejected Nye Borgerlige’s request to use the cartoons in newspaper advertisements, the magazine’s public relations bureau told tabloid newspaper Ekstra Bladet.

“Following consultation with the cartoonists, Charlie Hebdo has not made such an agreement with this political party, with which they do not share any form of viewpoints,” the magazine said according to Ekstra Bladet.

Danish newspapers Berlingske and Weekendavisen have said they would publish the Nye Borgerlige advertisements, while Jyllands-Posten and Ekstra Bladet declined to, citing concerns for staff security.

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