Saturday, May 15, 2010

Home of Mohammed Cartoonist Lars Vilks attacked

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.


spc said...

I think you guys are just blowing this out of proportion. We all know Islam is the religion of peace.

The real hate mongers are those that speak out with all that incitant hate speech.


Where is the civility? In order to live here and maintain the rights protected by the Constitution, people have to understand that all people have those rights regardless of whether or not that opinion is offensive.

I'm glad the guy is somewhat prepared. He'd be more prepared with a 12 gauge shotgun loaded with 00 buck. Not that a gun would prevent a well-planned attack on him or his home, but you can imagine how much more prepared you will be to defend your life if you have a weapon that can be used at range. Chances are the criminal offender will be armed so why not even the odds?

Gorges Smythe said...

"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."

That won't be the case if King Barrack has HIS way.

Bz said...

No specific comment on this post. Just wanted to say that I cannot tell you enough how thrilled I am that you keep trucking on.
YOU are my source for the latest... you just do such a fabulous job of taking bits from all the good sources... you're kind of like a one-stop-shop for good reading.
Thank you!

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