The dog excrement, that is.
The Modoggies, Lars Vilks’ blasphemous drawings of the Prophet as a Rondellhund, were too much for Iran, and the mullahs have summoned Sweden’s chargé d’affaires to answer for his country’s crimes.
The Local tells the story:
Iran summoned a Swedish diplomat to its foreign ministry on Monday to protest against a cartoon in a Swedish newspaper depicting the head of Prophet Muhammad on a dog’s body, Sweden’s foreign ministry said.- - - - - - - - -
“Gunilla von Bahr, Sweden’s charge d’affaires, was summoned to the Iranian foreign ministry today where she received a protest from the Iranian government,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Anna Björkander told AFP.
The Iranian government told Von Bahr the cartoon was “offensive to Prophet Muhammad,” Björkander said, refusing to disclose any further details of the meeting.
The cartoon was drawn by Swedish artist Lars Vilks, whose series of drawings of the prophet as a dog have sparked a controversy in Sweden. Several art galleries refused to display the sketches amid fears of angry reactions from Muslims.
The Örebro local newspaper Nerikes Allehanda published one of the drawings on August 18 to illustrate an editorial on self-censorship and freedom of religion.
“The editorial was critical of the fact that so many had turned down Vilks’s drawings for fear of the reactions they would provoke,” Nerikes Allehanda’s chief editor Ulf Johansson told AFP.
Mr. Vilks, of course, has remained unrepentant and defiant. Fatwa or not, the more threats he receives, the more Modoggies emerge from his pen.
As regular readers know, we’ve been following the Modoggie caper since day one. The whole ridiculous process is unfolding as expected:
|1.||A long, slow circulation of news on the internet.|
|2.||An appearance in the Danish MSM|
|3.||A single appearance in the Swedish MSM|
|4.||Multiple appearances in the Swedish MSM.|
|5.||A protest by Swedish Muslims.|
|6.||A protest by Iran.|
I assume that the next steps will be something like this:
|7.||Protests by other Muslim governments.|
|8.||Narrowly-focused rioting in selected cities of the Middle East and South Asia.|
|9.||Sweden caves in, suppresses Vilks, and apologizes to 785 quadrillion Muslims.|
|9.||Sweden refuses to cave, and the conflict escalates further.|
What happens after that depends a lot on which fork Sweden takes at #9. If it were Denmark, there would be no doubt, because there would be no fork. But Sweden has a long history of dhimmitude, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
Hat tip: LGF.
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…
Oh, No! It’s Happening Again!