Two Muslim men have been charged following an international investigation into a suspected plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog.
Algerian Ali Charafe Damache and Abdul-Salam Mansour Al-Jehani from Libya were remanded in custody at a special late night court sitting in the Irish Republic on Monday.
Damache, who has been living in Ireland for about 10 years, chanted Muslim slogans as he was brought to the courthouse in Waterford under a heavy police presence.
The 44-year-old, who swore on the Koran before taking the stand to answer questions over his identity, was charged with sending a menacing text message on January 9.
Al-Jehani was charged with an immigration offence after he allegedly admitted telling investigators he gave a false name when he came to Ireland to claim asylum in 2001.
The men were among seven people arrested by anti-terrorist units acting on intelligence from the CIA, FBI and European agencies during a series of raids last Tuesday.
The were detained as part of investigations into a conspiracy to kill Lars Vilks, whose controversial depictions of the Muslim prophet were printed in a newspaper in Sweden in 2007.
Damache's American-born wife, Al-Jehani's wife from Palestine and an Algerian couple who live in Ballincollig, Co Cork, were released from custody during the week. A Croatian man was released earlier on Monday night.
During the hearing, there was no application for bail for Damache or Al-Jehani.
Damache, of John Collins House, High Street, and Al-Jehani, 32, of Johnstown, both Waterford, were ordered to appear again on March 19.