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Muslim groups to exhibit 'Muhammad dogs'
www.thelocal.se ^ | 08/17/2007 | TT/The Local

Posted on 08/17/2007 10:17:23 AM PDT by WesternCulture

Two Muslim groups have indicated their willingness to exhibit controversial sketches by artist Lars Vilks after galleries in western Sweden declined to show the artworks for fear of Islamist reprisals.

Inspired by Sweden's recent 'roundabout dogs' craze, Vilks composed a series of sketches portraying the Muslim prophet Muhammad as just such a creature.

The well-known artist took his pictures to galleries in Värmland and Bohuslän. Both however refused to show the drawings on the grounds that the security risk was too great.

But now two groups - the Secular Muslims in Sweden (Semus) network and the magazine Minaret - have taken a joint decision to exhibit the sketches.

"This will take place at an established musical and cultural venue in Stockholm. Negotiations are underway and I think it will be ready at the beginning of next week," Semus spokesman Hooman Anvari told news agency TT.

Anvari believes that there is a very good chance that the exhibition will go ahead as planned. .

"Partly because there's a public interest in generating a nuanced discussion on this issue and partly because Lars Vilks has agreed to participate," he said.

While he himself considers the drawings to be tasteless, Anvari is adamant that they should be put on display.

"Our intention is to create a nuanced debate around freedom of speech, religious freedom and democracy. These issues tend to cause polarization if they are not tackled in the right way," he said.

TT/The Local


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: art; blasphemy; canine; dogs; eurabia; europe; freedomofspeech; islam; islamiclaw; islamonazism; muhammed; muslim; religion; rop; scandinavia; surrendermonkeys; sweden

1 posted on 08/17/2007 10:17:25 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture
Our intention is to create a nuanced debate around freedom of speech, religious freedom and democracy.

If I had a choice, I'd rather see Islam making better public efforts to permit religious FREEDOM (including the conversion away from Islam) than efforts to show that they "tolerate" insults to Islam.

It doesn't have to be mutally exclusive and I believe that Islamic laws against blasphemy should hold no weight in ANY court in the world but too much of the muslim world see those of other faiths as second class citizens.

2 posted on 08/17/2007 10:21:39 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: WesternCulture
In anticipation of the inevitable response to this, an ambitious cyber-squatter might want to lock down the rights to the domain name www.swedenburning.com before it's too late.
3 posted on 08/17/2007 10:22:05 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: WesternCulture

What, in the world is a “Secular Muslim”???
It’s a nonsensical term. If you are secular, how can you have a religion?


4 posted on 08/17/2007 10:24:09 AM PDT by RedQuill
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To: WesternCulture

Muhammad dogs?

Are these dogs who have sex with under-aged girl dogs?

Just askin’...


5 posted on 08/17/2007 10:24:29 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Joe 6-pack

“before it’s too late”

- Opinions on how Sweden could survive Islam?


6 posted on 08/17/2007 10:24:50 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture
"- Opinions on how Sweden could survive Islam?"

When I said "before it's too late," I was talking about the domain name, not Sweden. Sadly I think Sweden and most of western Europe will not survive Islam.

7 posted on 08/17/2007 10:27:41 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: WesternCulture

Lars Vilks link to view “rondellhund”

http://www.vilks.net/


8 posted on 08/17/2007 10:36:58 AM PDT by giobruno
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To: WesternCulture

These so-called secular muslims are just doing this to stoke more unrest amongst all muslims. This is not an issue about censorship or promoting dialogue.


9 posted on 08/17/2007 10:38:02 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Joe 6-pack
"In anticipation of the inevitable response to this, an ambitious cyber-squatter might want to lock down the rights to the domain name www.swedenburning.com before it's too late."

That's great...wish I'd thought of it.

10 posted on 08/17/2007 10:38:06 AM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: WesternCulture
So what's the “roundabout dogs” craze? I took a look at the original article, but there doesn't seem to be any more information.
11 posted on 08/17/2007 10:38:43 AM PDT by Brujo (Quod volunt, credunt.)
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To: WesternCulture
Never mind!

Wikipedia has a short description of the “roundabout dogs” craze here. There is also at least one web site (of course!) dedicated to observing this phenomena (http://www.roundaboutdog.net/).

I guess I should have done a bit more research before posting ... :-)

12 posted on 08/17/2007 10:42:51 AM PDT by Brujo (Quod volunt, credunt.)
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To: WesternCulture

http://s186.photobucket.com/albums/x233/wleppler/?action=view&current=muhammed-rondelllit.jpg

I hope this comes out


13 posted on 08/17/2007 10:43:58 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: ontap

That’s art? Try chicken scratch!


14 posted on 08/17/2007 10:46:23 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: WesternCulture

Keep thinking about 911 where all these murderers were islamic. Nothing about islam is good, not their pedophile mohammed nor their sacriligeous allah.


15 posted on 08/17/2007 10:53:46 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I did’t draw it, I just copied it! LOL


16 posted on 08/17/2007 10:53:49 AM PDT by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: WesternCulture

"A Portrait of the Prophet MoHammed in the Style of Jackson Pollock"

17 posted on 08/17/2007 11:03:04 AM PDT by Redbob (WWJBD - "What would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Kirkwood
These so-called secular muslims are just doing this to stoke more unrest amongst all muslims.

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This is not an issue about censorship or promoting dialogue.

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You ululated a mouthful.... methinks...

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18 posted on 08/17/2007 11:04:36 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: ontap

19 posted on 08/17/2007 11:14:09 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: ontap

Where is the beginning and end of DOG|GOD?


20 posted on 08/17/2007 11:16:44 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

“Sadly I think Sweden and most of western Europe will not survive Islam.”

- Sounds like a ghost story.


21 posted on 08/17/2007 11:20:42 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: Wings-n-Wind

- Kill those who claim Islam is violent!


22 posted on 08/17/2007 11:23:56 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: Old Professer

RUN, IT’S THE BURGER KING!

HE’S COMING FOR OUR SOOOOOOUUUULS!


23 posted on 08/17/2007 11:27:18 AM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: WesternCulture
Having said what I have about Europe, I'm not without concern for North America as well. Western civilization is currently under assault and for the most part remains in a narcotic slumber.

It is said that great societies do not die by murder, but rather by suicide. For the most part that's true; however, I think we are witnessing a deliberate neutering of ourselves while being assailed from the outside. If you've not read it, I would highly recommend Robert Borks, "Slouching Towards Gommorah." Although it was published over 10 years ago, and admittedly is primarily centered on the United States, it speaks to all of western society.

24 posted on 08/17/2007 11:44:54 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: WesternCulture
- Kill those who claim Islam is violent!

No no no no no no no.

You've gotta do it with a bit more flair.

Like this:

"AAAAAAAALLLAAAHUUHAKBAR!!! We BEHEAD those vile kaffirs who falsely claim that the glorious Islam is violent!! The Prophet (PBUH) has spoken! ISLAM will rule the WORLD!!!"

Kinda like that. Got it?

25 posted on 08/17/2007 11:47:48 AM PDT by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Luke Skyfreeper

“Kinda like that. Got it?”

- No. :-D

From where do you download your hiphop?


26 posted on 08/17/2007 11:58:25 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: RedQuill
What, in the world is a “Secular Muslim”???

Someone of Muslim cultural background or ancestry who is secular. Like a lapsed Catholic or a Jack Mormon.

It's a much safer label than "ex-Muslim".

27 posted on 08/17/2007 12:04:33 PM PDT by Salman
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Actually, “the guy in the picture” shouldn’t have been used as the “Islamic Hate Boy”, since he was standing up against radical Islam at that protest.

But I like your idea in general. The guy is unfortunate to have that face.


28 posted on 08/17/2007 12:09:24 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

“Having said what I have about Europe, I’m not without concern for North America as well.”

- Your attitude is the right one.

We Europeans sometimes act ignorant. Just like you do. For instance, both our continents underestimated Hitler.

Another time, another threat.

True loyalties between men stay intact.

We’re in this together.

Regards from YOUR only ally to OUR only ally.


29 posted on 08/17/2007 12:10:28 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
That’s art? Try chicken scratch!

Yup. Chicken scratch. I thought this was Mohammed with the bomb on his head.

If you can't tell what the drawing is supposed to represent, who can be offended?

30 posted on 08/17/2007 12:18:33 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Constantine XIII
RUN, IT’S THE BURGER KING! HE’S COMING FOR OUR SOOOOOOUUUULS!

You do have a point. All in all, though, I'd say Ronald McDonald is more frightening.

31 posted on 08/17/2007 12:20:31 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: giobruno
Mohammed as a dog?
32 posted on 08/17/2007 12:23:47 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Aquinasfan

I don’t know, something about waking up next to the Burger King, and the way he just smiles...and stares...stares into your soul...

*shivers*

Gives me the heebie jeebies!


33 posted on 08/17/2007 2:00:03 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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