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Swedish Papers Publish Axeman Lars Vilks Mohammed Cartoons

by | 14th, March 2010

FOLLOWING those pictures of alleged Muslim terror target and would-be axe man Lars Vilks – he’s the one, reportedly, putting Ireland’s non Catholic-Protestant fundamentalist community on the map – news that Swedish newspapers have not buckled. Some have reprinted the artist’s average drawings of the prophet Mohammed as a roundabout dog.

Media Watch reports: THREE of Sweden’s largest daily newspapers, Dagens Nyheter and Expressen, today published one of Lars Vilks’ controversial Modog cartoons in the wake of the recent “Jihad Jane” assassination plot.

In its editorial, Dagens Nyheter said,

A threat against him is, in the end, a threat against all Swedish people.

Expressen made similar noises:

[…[ to defend freedom of expression which is more and more threatened”.

An open society must show that it will not give in to threats, that it is ready to fight for freedom of expression.

Meanwhile, Vilks himself remains as composed as ever.

I’m not shaking with fear, exactly.

UPDATE: (12 March) A Vilks Modog has also been shown on Swedish TV channel STV.

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PLEASE NOTE THE FACE OF THE GARDA OFFICER HAS BEEN BLURRED BY THE PRESS ASSOCIATION Previously unissued photo dated 13/03/10 of Algerian national Ali Charafe Damache as he arrivives at an earlier hearing at Waterford District Court and who was tonight charged in connection with an alleged plot to murder Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who depicted the Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog.





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