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Groups Urge Murders of Cartoonist, Editor

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Groups Urge Murders of Cartoonist, Editor

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Groups Urge Murders of Cartoonist, Editor

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Several groups tied to al-Qaida are offering rewards for the killings of a Swedish cartoonist and a newspaper editor.

Last month, a Swedish newspaper published a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad's head on the body of dog sculpture.

Since then, groups tied to al-Qaida have denounced the drawings and placed a $100,000 bounty on the head of the cartoonist and a $50,000 reward to anyone who kills the newspaper's editor.

Lars Stroman, who wrote the newspaper editorial that accompanied the drawing, talks to Noah Adams.

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