Saturday, August 25, 2007

Oh, No! It’s Happening Again!

Mohammed as a RondellhundWell, it might be, anyway.

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

Muslim demonstration
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.
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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
Modoggie #2
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…


Unknown said...

Oh my god!
Where are the so called secular muslims?

Conservative Swede said...

It's kind of ironic. This here American blogger follows Swedish news much better than this here Swedish blogger. Your blog is about to put itself in the position as my main window into the Swedish news world, while my own eyes look in all different kind of directions. I haven't posted a single blog post about Sweden yet. I guess I feel that Fjordman and Gates of Vienna are already doing this as well as it can be done. So I put my efforts into walking paths where no one else is treading.

Keep up the good work, Baron and Dymphna!


And today, disgusting Kaffir draw him as a dog and most of the Muslims do nothing
Sister, the punishment for this is death, nothing else.
What do you mean with boycotting goods?
There only were cowards from Saudi-Arabia who proposed this because it's the only thing they can do. Death and only death.
[signed] UmmAldin"

Do not miss Carpenter's site with the latest of Modoggies! Most amusing.

locomotivebreath1901 said...

I looked up 'sharia' in my dictionary, and the book opened up to 'hypocrisy'. Weird.

Those mohammed drawings - what a bunch of juvenile scribbles. My kidlets draw better 'toons.

But that's the beauty of living in a free society: the artist has the right to publish, and the muslims have the right to peaceably assemble & protest.

I'm quite certain native Swedes or European Jews could travel to the Mid East & protest banned Bibles or Jewish defamation - until they get killed or imprisoned.

AWOL Civilization said...

Now it will be interesting to see whether the government leans on the newspapers, and what they are threatened with.

Profitsbeard said...

What the hell are practicing Muslims doing in Sweden?

(Or America? Or Japan? Or France? Or The Netherlands? Or Britain? Or any non-Muslim land?)

There aren't any practicing Christians (or Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, etc.) in Mecca.

The Mohammedans want the right to spread to and colonize the West, but forbid the same right, in return, for the infidels.


Unknown said...

To Profitsbeard

I would rather say "what the hell swedes are doing in Sweden?"

Stephen Gash said...

I think you meant to ask "what the hell are Swedes doing in Sweden?"

Is Mo dog based on the dog/human hybrid in the Invasion of the body snatchers?

Mystery Meat said...

The real offended group in the Modog cartoon are dogs. Why should they be shamed and ridiculed by being associated with a demented pedophile?

If Muslims in Sweden are bothered by this, they should refused all handouts and welfare payments from the Swedish government in protest.

carpenter said...

The editor-in-chief Ulf Johansson apparently claim the throne of the frontline defender of Sweden's freedom of press. Hence, I'm considering subscription :)

Profitsbeard said...


"...what the hell [are] swedes doing in Sweden".

If they continue on this downward, kowtowing path, no one will need to ask.

Except in the past tense.