Satirical images of the Prophet Muhammad are taken very seriously by Sunni extremists. Evidently they believe that killing the cartoonist or launching a terrorist attack in the cartoonist's country will be rewarded by Allah.
Or was the bomber a Shiite? I bet he was Sunni. The al-Qaeda linked "Islamic State of Iraq" praised the bombing. Does anybody else wonder if he was Sunni? Or would that kind of thinking make one "sectarian"?
"Born in Baghdad, as a child he emigrated, with his parents and sisters, to Sweden, where he enjoyed an unremarkable upbringing in a small provincial town, acquiring citizenship along the way. He moved to Britain in 2001, settling in Luton, where he studied for a degree, married and fathered two children.
Mr Abdel Wahab’s unexceptional background recalls that of Lors Doukaiev, a young Belgian of Chechen background who was injured when his makeshift bomb detonated prematurely in Copenhagen in September. Mr Doukaiev is awaiting trial.
The two youthful terrorists had both been angered by what they considered to be blasphemous cartoons. Mr Doukaiev reportedly travelled to Denmark to letter-bomb Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper that, notoriously, published a number of satirical drawings of the Prophet Mohammad in 2005."