The alleged al-Qaida link in a terror plot foiled in Denmark this week underscores fears that the country has emerged as a target for Islamic terrorists following last year’s uproar over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, experts said Wednesday. “Denmark has been named by all leading al-Qaida leaders as a potential target that they would love to see exposed to a terror attack,” said Rita Katz, of the Washington D.C.-based SITE institute, which monitors militant postings. “This is because of the cartoons.” Eight people were arrested early Tuesday in what the Danish intelligence said was a crackdown on Islamic militants with links to senior al-Qaida leaders. The suspects were preparing explosives for a planned terror attack, the PET intelligence service said, but did not identify the target.

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