Danish cartoonist at centre of Muhammad controversy on leave ‘for security reasons’

Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, who has been attacked and repeatedly threatened over a drawing of Prophet Muhammad, has been placed on indefinite leave by his newspaper “for security reasons,” he told AFP on Thursday: “It is forced vacation but it looks a lot like I’m being retired,” the 75-year-old cartoonist said, adding that he himself still had an “insatiable desire” to work.