New Cartoon, New Death Threats

Remember a year or so ago when there was a big uproar about some cartoons published in a Danish newspaper? Several offensive cartoons were published, then some people with bad intentions added even worse ones to the batch and circulated them around, and before long a lot of Muslims around the world were demonstrating and boycotting Danish products. There were incidents of real violence. It was a bad scene.
In July of this year, a Swedish cartoonist drew and a Swedish newspaper published a new cartoon intended to be offensive to Muslims (the prophet Muhammad’s head on a dog’s body), for the sake of making a point.

Vilks, who is a known proponent of institutional art, has stated that his original intention with the drawings was to “examine the political correctness within the boundaries of the art community.”

He indeed angered some Muslims, but this time around the reaction has been strongly-worded protests from various nations.
As for violent nutbags, al-Qaeda in Iraq’s leader, ‘Umar al-Baghdadi, has put a bounty on the cartoonist’s head.
I will also be mentioning this on my “nonpologies” page, since

Sweden has told Pakistan it is sorry if the publication hurt Muslim feelings.

Story here: http://www.thestar.com/News/article/257463

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3 responses to “New Cartoon, New Death Threats

  1. Muslims Against Sharia praise the courage of Lars Vilks, Ulf Johansson, Thorbjorn Larsson and the staff of Nerikes Allehanda and Dagens Nyheter and condemn threats issued by Abu Omar Al Baghdadi and the Islamic State of Iraq. Muslims Against Sharia will provide a payment of 100,000kr (about $15,000) for the information leading to capture or neutralization of Abu Omar Al Baghdadi.

    Muslimer mot Sharia berömmer Lars Vilks, Ulf Johansson, Torbjörn Larsson och övriga anställda på Nerikes Allehanda och Dagens Nyheter för deras tapperhet och fördömer hotet från Abu Omar Al Baghdadi och Islamistiska Iraq. Muslimer mot Sharia betalar 100 000 SEK (ca 15 000$) för information som leder till gripande eller oskadligörande av Abu Omar Al Baghdadi.

    Muslims Against Sharia

    Defend Freedom of Speech – Support Sweden!

  2. Thank you for your comment.
    I disagree that there was anything brave about Lars Vilks’s actions. It looks to me like he wanted a lot of attention. I doubt that anyone outside of Iraq take’s ‘Umar al-Baghdadi’s bounty seriously, so Vilks is probably safe. If events prove me wrong, I’ll admit it.

  3. I meant to add that I wish you luck in the capture of ‘Umar al-Baghdadi.

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