Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire at an exhibit near Dallas of caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad organized by an anti-Islamic group, authorities said on Sunday. The shooting echoed past attacks or threats in other Western countries against art depicting the Prophet. In January, gunmen killed 12
people in the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in revenge for its cartoons. Sunday’s attack took place shortly before 7 pm in a parking lot of the Curtis Culwell Center, an indoor arena in the suburb of Garland, northeast of Dallas. Geert Wilders, a polarizing Dutch politician and anti-Islamic campaigner who is on a jihadist hit list, was among speakers at the event.