Update Feb 12th 2008: A terrorists' plot to kill Kurt Westergaard was stopped and the would-be assassins were arrested.
Update Jan 1st, 2010: The Danish police had to shoot another Islamic mental cripple who wanted to kill the cartoonist in his apartment.
Google only returns 18,000 hits if you search for Kurt Westergaard but this Danish citizen is already one of the most valuable people in the world. You may ask: how do you want to quantify the value? Well, in U.S. dollars.
He drew something that has arguably become the most provocative cartoon in the history of the humankind. What was the cartoon about? An authoritative person with a turban and a timebomb in it. You might think that the drawing depicted a generic fat person. But one billion of people immediately (i.e. after 4 months) knew: it was Him! The Holy Prophet (PBUH & SAW).
It is apparently completely legal in many countries of the world to order a murder. A Pakistani cleric offers you 1 million dollars. An Indian wild killer who also happens to be a minister of an Indian province is more generous. He offers you 11.5 million dollars plus 200 pounds of gold (which costs about 1.5 million dollars, as fas I can count) for the job: you will probably have to cut Kurt's head, too. Add other bounties that are offered by similar "people" and organizations and you will see that Kurt Westergaard has probably exceeded Osama bin Laden himself whose price is only 25 million dollars.
Some people may start to be afraid but Kurt Westergaard is not. In a new interview, he is confident that he has done the right thing to protect the freedom of press and speech and equal standards for different groups of people. Unfortunately, Westergaard is hiding these days and must be protected by PET, the Danish secret service.
This guy's courage is nontrivial and somewhat impressive.
Incidentally, America's finest news source informs that Hamas started to advocate peace and they proposed a giant summit with all Jews in the world where a final solution of the Middle East conflict may be found. A related event is that if you draw one of the three best cartoons of the previous "giant summit", Ahmadinejad et al. will give you 25,000 dollars.
Last disclaimer: if you're an English-speaking Muslim who decided to earn millions of dollars by doing the dirty job and who has found this web page using a search engine, let me inform you that you will be killed if you try and the heaven has run out of virgins. Moreover, the house you call the heaven is crowded with people like you and I am not sure whether this is where you want to spend the eternity.
Europe in 2015