Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Conspiring to Murder the Modoggie Man

Remember Lars Vilks and the Modoggies?

The evil modoggieReaders who are unfamiliar with the story or need to refresh their memory may check the links at the bottom of this post. In brief, Mr. Vilks is the Swedish artist who caused controversy back in 2007 when he created a series of ironic drawings of “The Prophet as a Roundabout Dog”. Swedish galleries took immediate action to prevent Mr. Vilks from displaying his Islamophobic blasphemy in public, and the issue remained relatively quiet until one of the drawings was published in a Swedish newspaper. Then the outrage and demonstrations started, and the artist had to go into hiding.

After awhile all the brouhaha died down, and the story has been dormant for two years. But I predicted back then that the world’s 5.44 quintillion outraged Muslims were not done with Lars Vilks, who, after all, slandered Islam and therefore must be put to death.

Today Mr. Vilks and the Modoggies are back in the news, this time in Ireland, where five (or seven, according to a different account) culturally enriched conspirators have been arrested for an alleged plot to kill the Swedish artist. According to RTÉ News:

Arrests Over Alleged Plot to Kill Cartoonist

The deadly modoggieFive people have been arrested in Waterford and two others in Cork in connection with an investigation into a conspiracy to murder a Swedish cartoonist.

Cartoonist Lars Vilks has been threatened over his drawing depicting the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog.

The head of an al-Qaeda faction in Iraq, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, posted an audio tape on the Internet in September 2007 offering $100,000 for the killing of Mr Vilks.

This morning, detectives arrested three men and two women in Waterford and Tramore and another man and woman at Ballincollig, near Cork city. A number of searches also took place.

A garda spokesman said the operation was part of an investigation into a conspiracy to murder an individual in another jurisdiction.
- - - - - - - - -
Members of the Garda National Support Services and the Special Detective Unit were also involved in this morning’s operation.

Gardaí say they are working closely with police forces in a number of other European countries and in the US.

The seven people arrested this morning range in age from their mid-20s to their late-40s.

They are being questioned at garda stations in Waterford, Tramore, Dungarvan and Thomastown.

All are being detained under section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, which allows for them to be held for up to a week.

Those in custody are originally from Morocco and Yemen, but it is understood they all have refugee status and are legally in the country.

Here’s another account of the arrests, from The Independent:

Seven held in Ireland over plot to assassinate cartoonist Lars Vilks

Seven Muslims were arrested in the Irish Republic today over an alleged plot to assassinate a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog, police said.

Al-Qa’ida put a $100,000 bounty on the head of cartoonist Lars Vilks after a newspaper published his cartoon.

The four men and three women were detained after an investigation involving European security agencies and the United States’ CIA and FBI.

Mr Vilks, who lives in an isolated area of Sweden, was put under police protection after threats were made against his life.

When al-Qa’ida put the bounty on the cartoonist’s head in 2007 it offered a 50 per cent bonus if Mr Vilks was “slaughtered like a lamb” by having his throat cut, while another $50,000 was put on the life of Ulf Johansson, editor-in-chief of Nerikes Allehanda, the local newspaper which printed the cartoon.

However those arrested are not believed to be members of the terrorist group.

It understood some have converted to the Muslim faith.

The arrests were made at around 10am as officers conducted a number of raids.

Gardai said the operation was supported by members from National Support Services and the Republic’s anti-terrorist Special Detective Unit.

A Garda spokesman added: “Throughout the investigation An Garda Siochana has been working closely with law enforcement agencies in the United States and in a number of European countries.”

Previous posts about the Modoggies:

2007 Jul 23 The Swedes Narrowly Avert Their Own Motoon Crisis
    26 Modoggie #2
    27 The Prophet as an Obedient Retriever
  Aug 14 That Doggone Mohammed
    18 Swedish Muslims Will Exhibit the Modoggies
    18 Lars Vilks Dogged by Death Threats
    23 Modoggies Make it into the Swedish MSM, But…
    25 Oh, No! It’s Happening Again!
    27 Sweden Gets Sent to the Woodshed
    27 An Ironic Rondellhund
    28 Now We Know Who’s Behind the Modoggies
    29 Swedish Muslims Form Anti-Free Speech Committee
    30 Pakistan Objects to the Modoggies
    31 The OIC is Barking Now
    31 A New Modoggie Protest in Örebro
    31 Swedish Flags are Burning
    31 The Cavalry of Neo-Colonialism
  Sep 1 Weekend Modoggie Roundup
    1 The Swedish Prime Minister is Adamant
    2 Egypt Weighs In
    2 Swedish Newspapers Stand Firm
    2 Cyber-Mujahideen Attack Swedish Websites
    3 Labor Day Modoggie Roundup
    3 Lars Vilks Agitates Against an Ethnic Group
    4 Is Sweden a College Campus?
    4 Modoggies: A Tuesday Smorgasbord
    5 Freedom of Speech Over Politics
    5 The Man Who Couldn’t Find Out How to be Afraid
    5 Lars Vilks Speaks Out
    6 Has Sweden Caved?
    7 OIC: Insulting Islam is an Illness
    7 Muslims Are Pleased With Sweden
    8 The Muslim World Should Boycott Sweden
    8 More Protests, But No “Demands”
    12 Sweden Apologizes Again… Or Not
    15 Lars Vilks Has a Price on His Head
    15 Modoggie Bounty Update
    16 Lars Vilks Plays it for Laughs
    17 Modoggie Monday
    17 Join the Art Project!
    18 Lars Vilks Earns His Fatwa
    19 Testing the Limits
    20 Lars Vilks is a Dead Man Walking
    20 Modoggies Ruled Non-Contemptuous
    20 Mahmoud Aldebe, Art Critic
    29 Theology, Repression, and Political Dictatorship: Part 1
  Oct 1 The Bounty on Lars Vilks
    1 Muslims in Karlskrona Protest the Modoggies
    2 The Modoggies Trip the Light Fantastic
    2 Turban Bomb Meets the Modoggies
    12 Outing Lars Vilks
    13 The Modoggies and Caliphate Now Network
    18 Portrait of an Artist with Mohammed
  Nov 7 The Art Project Advances
    12 Swedish Post Office Refuses to Handle a Modoggie
    14 Boycotting Sverigedemokraterna
2008 Feb 8 Norway Says No to Mohammed Watercolor
    17 A Trailer for “Dogs”
  Mar 8 The Prophet Cruises the Bar Scene
  Nov 23 Lars Vilks in the Crosshairs, Yet Again
  Dec 10 An Interview With Lars Vilks
2009 Jan 26 Our Very Own Modoggie
2010 Jan 4 Al-Shabab Threatens the Modoggie Man

Hat tips: Sean O’Brian and LN.


Robin Shadowes said...

Modoggie says Arf! Arf! ARF!! He wants to sink his hsarp teeth in som soft and yummie mahoundian backparts.

Robin Shadowes said...

Sharp teeth even.

Sean O'Brian said...

Just watched the RTÉ TV News Bulletin. According to the police: The investigation has been going on for five months and nine hundred documents have been seized. Some of the men and women are husbands and wives, though they were not necessarily acting as a single unit.

The reporter finished by saying that the story may be shocking but that a murder can be planned anywhere in the world. In fact, there are over 50 known al-Qaeda operatives living in Ireland. In the above piece Mark Dooley calls Ireland the European headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood. He has claimed elsewhere that his Muslim sources have confirmed this.

Robin Shadowes said...

Makes sense if they have forced Ireland do adopt defamation laws to protect religion. The MB is probably behind that.

filthykafir said...

Our bedouin brothers just can't let a sleeping dog lie, it seems. Perhaps they mistook it for the ever-present, ineludible Hound of Heaven.

Gary Rumain said...

I wonder if Vilks would consider making an animated cartoon.

1389 said...

The Modoggie picture from GOV will remain visible in the sidebar at 1389 Blog. I suggest everyone who has a blog consider posting the same graphic.

laine said...

The ultimate in publishing chill. Westerners are learning that any criticism of Islam, Mohammed and/or Muslims will result in destruction of one's career, freedom of movement and speech or even one's life because there are enough crazies/enforcers in a belief system that brooks no criticism EVEN BY NON-MUSLIMS.

I don't think the West gets it yet. Religions have ways to keep their own believers in line but this sham religion that is really an ideology insists that even non-believers must follow its precepts! That is, we are all dhimmi already on pain of death. We must live under Muslim strictures.

The only defense is mass defiance coupled with stopping the ability of Muslims to move freely into and within the West. Right now a few brave defiant souls are being picked off as a warning to others.