When Another European Capital Narrowly Avoided a Charlie Hebdo-Like Massacre

January 11, 2015 7:21 PM

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When Another European Capital Narrowly Avoided a Charlie Hebdo-Like Massacre

Last week’s massacre at the Paris office of a satirical French magazine has shocked the world into an outpouring of support for the victims today, but if Islamic extremists had their way, the horror of last Wednesday could have played out nearly the same way more than four years ago at another European capital.

That’s when, in December 2010, authorities arrested several men who prosecutors said were just hours away from storming the offices of a daily newspaper in Copenhagen potentially with a submachine gun, pistol, silencer and plastic wrist restraints. Danish intelligence said at the time that the aim o...

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