Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Lars Vilks

Seven people have been arrested in Ireland in connection with an Al Qaeda plot to murder the Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks. Vilks depicted Mohammed as a dog in a series of drawings which were removed from the Hunden I Konsten exhibition in 2007.

Today, three Swedish newspapers (Dagens Nyheter, Expressen, and Sydsvenska Dagbladet) printed some of the drawings, and they were also broadcast on television by SVT. The plot to murder Vilks comes after a man was arrested in January for the attempted murder of Kurt Westergaard, who created the most notorious of the Jyllands-Posten Mohammed caricatures.

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