Three Swedish citizens and a Tunisian have been found guilty of plotting to kill workers at a Danish newspaper in revenge for the 2005 publication of cartoons depicting Mohammed.
According to the Danish security service, the men belonged to a militant Islamist group with links to international terror networks.
The four, who pleaded not guilty, were convicted of planning a "Mumbai-style" terror attack on the Jyllands-Posten in Copenhagen and could face up to 16 years in prison when sentenced later on Monday.
Reported by Reuters, Katrine Eriksen, the judge in the case, said that the aim of the men was to kill as many people as possible. "The accused … are guilty of terrorism. [They] agreed and prepared acts to kill people," she said.
Mounir Ben Mohamed, Dhahri Munir Awad, Omar Abdalla Aboelazm and Sahbi Ben Mohamed Zalouti were taken into custody after a police operation in 2010, just hours before they planned to break into the offices of the newspaper and shoot the employees.
In their defence, the four gave different explanations for why they were in Copenhagen at the time, however recordings of the accused played in court heard the four talking about going on a killing spree within the Jyllands-Posten building.
The surveillance tapes also revealed the four discussing murder at a prayer service. One of the men is heard saying: "When you meet the infidels, cut their throats."
The Jyllands-Posten newspaper found international fame in 2005 when it asked cartoonist to submit work depicting the Islamic prophet as an exercise in free speech. The cartoons received condemnation from Muslim countries, sparking riots outside many Danish embassies around the world.
In 2011, a Somali man was convicted of terrorist offences and sentenced to 10 years after trying to break into a house of one of the cartoonists with an axe.
A Chechen-born man was similarly sentenced in 2010 for preparing to send a letter bomb to the offices. The bomb exploded as he was assembling it.