Lars Vilks is the Swedish artist who has been attacked and had his home nearly burned down by Muslims who didn’t like the drawings he made of the paedophile prophet Muhammad as the head of a dog. In the video below, you’ll see what they think of free speech in Sweden, the country that took them in and is probably supporting most of them on the welfare rolls.
Why did Lars Vilks, a mild-mannered Swedish artist, booby-trap his art with electrified barbed wire, keep an ax by his bedside, and build a panic room upstairs? For one, Mr. Vilks’s 2007 cartoon of the prophet Mohammed as a stray dog continues to bring death threats and even a bounty on his head from an Al Qaeda-related group in Iraq.
Two men accused of trying to burn down the home of Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks a week ago have been arrested and remanded into custody, charged with attempted arson. Vilks was not home at the time. He has since gone into hiding.
The two accused, 21 and 19, are brothers who immigrated to Sweden from Kosovo. The suspected trigger for their action is continued animosity by Muslims over some silly cartoons of Mohammed as a dog, drawn by Vilks a couple of years ago as part of a newspaper editorial supporting free speech in the wake of earlier Muslim outrage over cartoons of Mohammed published in 2005 by the Danish newspaper Jyllands- Posten.