'Headley may find more kind Islam in jail'

Chicago, USA - The Danish cartoonist, against whom David Coleman Headley plotted an attack in retaliation for his sketches of Prophet Mohammed, has said a long prison sentence would give time to the Pakistani-American LeT operative to "convert to more kind Islam".

Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten's 74-year-old cartoonist Kurt Westergaard says he does not believe in the death penalty and would be satisfied with a long prison sentence for Headley. Westergaard has had three attempts on his life since sketching the cartoons in 2005.

"He (Headley) has to, of course, be put away for many years, but perhaps he can sit in jail, and he may think it all over and perhaps convert to, well, more kind Islam," Westergaard said. In January, Westergaard was attacked by an axe-wielding "madman" who broke into his home and tried to kill him in retaliation for the cartoons.