Less than a week after being attacked at a university, Lars Vilks home was attacks with an attempted firebombing.
Washington Post: STOCKHOLM -- The home of a Swedish artist who once drew a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad as a dog has been hit by a suspected arson attack, police said Saturday.
Lars Vilks, who lives in Nyhamnslage in southern Sweden, was not at home during the attack late Friday night and no one was reported injured.
It was the latest in a week of attacks on the 53-year-old cartoonist, who was assaulted Tuesday by a man while he lectured at a university and saw his Web site apparently attacked by hacker on Wednesday.
Police were alerted just before noon Saturday, as people passing by the artist's house noted that several windows had been smashed. When officers arrived, they discovered plastic bottles filled with gasoline and fire damage on the surface of the building. Attackers are also suspected of having tried setting the inside of house on fire, but the flames are thought to have fizzled out. […]
Vilks is on record saying he is not afraid and claims to be ready for these attacks:
Daily Caller: Vilks has faced numerous death threats over the controversial cartoon, but said in March he has built his own defense system, including a “homemade” safe room and a barbed-wire sculpture that could electrocute potential intruders.
He said he also has an ax “to chop down” anyone trying to climb through the windows of his home in southern Sweden.
“If something happens, I know exactly what to do,” Vilks told The Associated Press in an interview in Stockholm.
Vilks also owns a guard dog named Mohammad.
Personally, guard dogs, axes and safe rooms are nice, but nothing stops fanatics faster than good old fashion hot lead! If I were Lars, I would pack it up and move to the States were you are still allowed to defend your life with deadly force.
Via: The Washington Post
Via: The Daily Caller