I reported on Thursday that Lars Vilks’ blasphemous depictions of Mohammed as a dog had finally appeared in a Swedish newspaper. Since then other newspapers have followed suit and published the Modoggies, both in their paper and online versions.
And now some Muslims in Örebro have staged a protest against the drawings. Is this the first in a series, a reprise of the Motoon crisis that will end with the burning of Swedish embassies and riots in Islamabad and Damascus?
Update: Steen sends a link to this video on NA of the demonstration. Everything’s in Swedish, but there is some footage of the demo. I notice people hold up signs depicting dripping blood, but I don’t know the significance of it.
Carpenter has translated a report from Tvärsnytt:
Protestations against publication of Mohammed-dog- - - - - - - - -
A group of Muslims protested Friday against the publication in Nerikes Allehanda of the artist Lars Vilks’ drawings of Mohammed as a roundabout dog.
The demonstration began at 1400 hours on Järntorget in central Örebro, and the group then went to the paper’s editorial offices. About eighty protesters were there.
The newspaper Nerikes Allehanda chose to publish the “Mohammed as a Rondellhund” drawing in its editorial section.
“If Lars Vilks can’t display with his drawings in which he’s insolent and blasphemous to Islam, then somebody else on another occasion can censor a Muslim artist depicting his belief — those liberties rely on each other,” said Lars Ströman, the editor of Nerikes Allehanda in a recent comment to Tvärsnytt.
Lars Vilks’ Mohammed-drawing has been pulled from many exhibitions this summer. The reason is the strong reactions that occurred when Jyllands-Posten published several caricatures of Mohammed.
Keep an eye on this one; it will be interesting to see where it goes.
Carpenter has the latest on the Modoggies here.
Hat tip: CG.
Previous posts on this topic:
The Swedes Narrowly Avert Their Own Motoon Crisis
The Prophet as an Obedient Retriever
That Doggone Mohammed
Swedish Muslims Will Exhibit the Modoggies
Lars Vilks Dogged by Death Threats
Modoggies Make it into the Swedish MSM, But…