Someone is 'Sploding in Denmark


According to sketchy reports in the Danish media, a man has been arrested after failing to blow himself up at a Copenhagen hotel. The BBC has the (still sketchy) details:

Danish police have detained a man injured by a small blast at a Copenhagen hotel amid media reports he was a would-be suicide bomber.

He suffered slight injuries on his face and arms and was arrested in a park where he is believed to have fled after the blast at the Jorgensens Hotel.

Police told the Associated Press news agency the blast had occurred in a toilet of the hotel. The hotel is located about 90m (90 yds) from a busy railway station.

The hotel is also located on "Israel Square," which is likely some sort of provocation—because everything is a provocation these days. Incidentally, many of the reports in the Danish media are conflicting—there were reports of a second explosion in a nearby park where the bomber was apprehended, and a more recent report that his bag didn't contain explosives—so a certain amount of skepticism is warranted.

In other non-Florida pastor news, one of Denmark's largest retail chains is refusing to carry the memoirs of Mohammad cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, claiming that the book won't be a big seller. No, I can't imagine anyone would be interested in such a boring story. You know, I don't mind private companies exposing themselves as cowards, but why can't they just be honest about their cowardice?

A Danish supermarket group says it has no plans to sell the upcoming memoirs of Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, known for a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed with a bomb in his turban, reports said Friday.

Dansk Supermarked, which includes several chains of stores, among them discount supermarket group Netto, said it did not believe the book, due out in November, would sell sufficiently.

Westergaard, who this week was awarded a prize in Germany dedicated to the freedom of the press, said he was not surprised.

'I had expected it, and others will likely follow suit,' he was quoted as telling the online edition of the Jyllands-Posten daily.