A missile attack on the headquarters of embattled Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi has been blamed on Denmark by the country’s state-controlled media. According to a report in the BBC, a news announcer on the national TV station, who suddenly switched from Arabic to English in the middle of a broadcast, said Denmark instigated Sunday’s bombing in Tripoli due to a grudge against Islam.
The reporter said that Demark has led a “campaign against Muslims for years”, making reference to the 12 controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed which were printed in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper in 2005.
In a similar announcement, the national news agency Jana said: “The fact that Denmark, which has led a campaign against Islam and Muslims for years with its blasphemous caricatures of Mohammed, is leading the bombings, shows that the aggression is a crusade against the Muslim people, including the Libyan people, with the goal being to terrorise Muslims and to wipe out Islam.”
The Danish government has confirmed that six F-16 fighter jets have been sent on missions in the unstable North African country, but denied that any missiles have yet been fired by the country’s planes.