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Bomb threat to repentant Danish paper

Wednesday February 1, 2000 — The Guardian

The offices of Denmark’s bestselling broadsheet newspaper were evacuated last night following a bomb threat – a day after the editor-in-chief apologised for publishing cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that offended Muslims.

The move came hours after a prominent Danish Muslim group, which led the criticisms of the paper after it published 12 cartoons featuring depictions of the prophet last September, said it accepted the apology from Jyllands-Posten.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Danish prime minister, also welcomed the apology issued by Carsten Juste, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief.