Attempt to assassinate critic of Islam Lars Hedegaard

05 February 2013
 Attempt to assassinate  critic of Islam Lars Hedegaard

TV2 reported that there has been this morning at 11:21 clock an attempt to assassinate the known critic of Islam Lars Hedegaard. He was shot outside his home.

According to several sources there had been an assassination attempt, but he survived. About 30 officers are currently at the scene into the case to investigate.

According to various details a young man had tried to penetrate to Lars Hedegaard, pretending to deliver a package. Instead, he tried to shoot Lars Hedegaard, which failed, however.

Lars Hedegaard is a prominent author and well known for his public criticism of Islam. He is co-founder and chairman of the Free Speech Society. He was also on tour with Lars Vilks, who had drawn the Prophet Mohammed.

UPDATE: The TT is told by someone close to Lars Hedegaard via email: “He is okay, but we’re all in shock. It’s a miracle he is alive. The attacker looked like an Arab.”

"Failed attack on my friend and Islam critic Lars Hedegaard in Denmark this morning. My thoughts are with him. Terrible," Mr Wilders tweeted.

From Tundra Tabloids

NYHEDERNE: Copenhagen Police arrive here shortly before noon present at Pelargonievej in Frederiksberg, which is alleged to have been a shooting. Learns

Copenhagen Police now confirms to that have been fired a shot, and therefore they are now present at the villa the way to Fredericksburg, where it continued to flock to the cops.

- Now we are here at the scene. There are given a single shot, but no one is hit. It is about out for number seven. Inside the buildings, says investigative unit Jan Høier Mogensen

area where lars was attacked

Police have cordoned off the intersection of Azaleavej and Pelargonievej, and ‘s reporter at crime scenes says that about 30 officers are on site – several dressed in civilian – and they are investigating right now instead of dogs. The search for a possible perpetrator of roads in the area.

- Of course we have put several things in place, where we examine escape route and possibly where an alleged offender was located, he says January Høier Mogensen ‘s journalist on site says that it is still flowing to the officers, and the police have just expanded barrier and sent press further away from the shot instead.

The area of ??Frederiksberg is a residential area, but the shot has been fired by Pelargonievej 7, there is a small apartment, as you can see with the purple windows downstairs. It remains unclear what triggered the shooting

UPDATE: The Copenhagen

After first sealing off Hedegaard’s street, police have now also cordoned off Copenhagen Zoo after two men wearing ski masks were seen jumping over the wall to the zoo into the hippopotamus enclosure.

After first sealing off Hedegaard’s street, police have now also cordoned off Copenhagen Zoo after two men wearing ski masks were seen jumping over the wall to the zoo into the hippopotamus enclosure.

Berlingske newspaper reports that witnesses reported hearing what sounded like a gunshot at around 13:50.

Police say the man that fired the shot was wearing a red coat, is around 30 years of age and has dark skin and thick, dark hair.

ALSO: 180GraderDK: Lars Hedegaard survives shooting attack. The perpetrator missed – update follows

The President of the Free Press Society, historian Lars Hedegaard, survived for a short time ago a gun attack.

The details are yet to be released, but according to my well-informed sources, the sequence of events roughly as follows:

Someone calls on Hedegaard’s door (he lives in the apartment building in Frederiksberg). A man says he has a package for Hedegaard. Hedegaard goes down (or shut the man up to his door?) to receive the package.

There is a young Arabic-looking man aged 20-25 years. Hedegaard receives the packet, then the man pulls a gun and shoots twice. He misses. So he shoots allegedly again, and the gun clicks … Hedegaard throws the package and the gun falls to the floor.

After the scuffle the gunman grabs the gun again. And again he tries to shoot, and the gun clicked for the second time. Then the gunman runs away …

NB! The above is second hand testimony and is perhaps corrected later.

There remains nevertheless the sad fact that it is their lives that we now says no to multiculturalism. A shame day for Denmark ….


He shot then against Lars Hedegaard. Lars Hedegaard it appears not injured in the attack. “A man fired at the victim, but he missed and the ball went over his head. When he would shoot again, clicked the gun, and then fled the perpetrator from the scene,” said Police Commissioner Lars-Christian Borg Ritzau earlier in the day. It has not yet been possible to obtain information independently confirmed.