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Artist defiantly draws Prophet Mohammed
CNN ^ | 10/16/2007 | Paula Newton

Posted on 10/16/2007 7:03:21 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

HOGANAS, Sweden (CNN) -- Swedish artist Lars Vilks says all he's doing is taking a stand in the name of artistic expression. But because of that stand, on this afternoon he's lying low -- on the ground, in fact -- looking for bombs under his car.

Lars Vilks says if people don't like his artwork, then "don't look at it."

Al Qaeda has put a $100,000 price on his head and offered an extra $50,000 for anyone who murders him by slitting his throat after the eccentric artist and sculptor drew a cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a dog.

"I don't think it should not be a problem to insult a religion, because it should be possible to insult all religions in a democratic way, " says Vilks from his home in rural Sweden.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; crushislam; infidelandproudofit; insulttodogs; islam; islamofascism; muhammadsminions; muslims; stopislamization; trop; waronislamism

1 posted on 10/16/2007 7:03:22 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Picture #2 on CNN: This woman told CNN she hopes to kill Vilks in the name of Allah.


2 posted on 10/16/2007 7:04:01 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Somebody needs to send Lars Vilks a DVD of the movie “Jeremiah Johnson”...


3 posted on 10/16/2007 7:05:04 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: snarks_when_bored

From the article: “I can do this in the name of Allah, and I will not fail. I could slaughter him in the name of Allah,” says the woman who identified herself only as Amatullah.

She adds, “If I get the opportunity.”

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Islam, the only self-parodying religion.


4 posted on 10/16/2007 7:06:25 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’d put that lady on my banglist if I were Lars...


5 posted on 10/16/2007 7:07:37 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: Red in Blue PA

Don’t mess with Vikings.


6 posted on 10/16/2007 7:08:27 AM PDT by wastedyears (I don't wanna grow up, help : /)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What we need is a simple, easily reproduced such image that could be virally spread—graffiti style—around the world.

“Borf hates Muhammed”

“Muhammed is watching you”


7 posted on 10/16/2007 7:08:27 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Red in Blue PA
This artist isn’t exactly a saint. He has also drawn explicit pictures of Jesus as a pedophile. The difference is we (Christians) don’t put a bounty on his head.
8 posted on 10/16/2007 7:12:59 AM PDT by mnehring (Ron Paul is as much of a Constitutionalist as Fred Phelps is a Christian.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Islam digusts me.


9 posted on 10/16/2007 7:13:26 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian
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To: mnehrling

I may not agree with anything he says, but I will defend his right to say it.


10 posted on 10/16/2007 7:14:48 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Dressed in a black burqa from head to toe and uttering death threat after death threat, the woman -- a wife and mother -- says she is defending her religion and her prophet if she manages to kill Vilks.

11 posted on 10/16/2007 7:15:47 AM PDT by Alice in Wonderland (Hey, Rudy, remember Neponsit?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
From the CNN article:

"Swedish police, who declined CNN's request for an interview, have advised Vilks to abandon his home."

The decline of Western Civilization continues in Sweden.

Rather than defend Vilks in his home, the faceless Swedish police advise Vilks to abandon his home.

12 posted on 10/16/2007 7:17:09 AM PDT by Bob Loblaw
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To: Bob Loblaw

Don’t insult islam or they will kill you to prove how peaceful they are.


13 posted on 10/16/2007 7:18:43 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I see that the pictures are not here. It seems to me that that is a victory for the ragheads. They are dictating what we can and can not see on this sight.
14 posted on 10/16/2007 7:18:57 AM PDT by oldenuff2no (My dad ldft for Europe in)
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To: oldenuff2no

This may scientifically explain why the lefties at CNN are not showing the picture.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1911603/posts


15 posted on 10/16/2007 7:20:20 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I notice the brave souls at CNN didn't post a picture of the cartoon portraying Allah as a dog......only a photo of the cartoonist.

Well, maybe there wouldn't be too much difference in the photos of the dog and the Jesus-as-a-pedophile cartoonist.

Arf!

Leni

16 posted on 10/16/2007 7:21:14 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !)
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To: Alice in Wonderland
Dressed in a black burqa from head to toe and uttering death threat after death threat, the woman

How do we know that's a woman?

17 posted on 10/16/2007 7:22:50 AM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Alice in Wonderland

“Dressed in a black burqa from head to toe and uttering death threat after death threat” ............ Well, I guess he’ll see her coming in that outfit, and take the appropriate action.


18 posted on 10/16/2007 7:24:10 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Staying home or voting 3rd Party, Elects Hillary!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This guy has more guts than any deversified cowardly unpatriotic Democrat.


19 posted on 10/16/2007 7:25:03 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: oldenuff2no
I believe this is the cartoon, found on wikepedia, big deal huh!


20 posted on 10/16/2007 7:25:17 AM PDT by Clovis_Skeptic
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To: Alice in Wonderland
Dressed in a black burqa from head to toe and uttering death threat after death threat, the woman -- a wife and mother -- says she is defending her religion and her prophet if she manages to kill Vilks.

See, someone should have just put her down then and there, just to be on the safe side.

21 posted on 10/16/2007 7:26:54 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Thompson/Hunter '08 - No Cross-Dressing, No Pretty Boys, No Thorazine)
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To: wastedyears

I’m afraid all the Vikings left Scandanavia a couple of generations ago.


22 posted on 10/16/2007 7:27:20 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Alice in Wonderland
Yet we let these kinds of vermin live amongst us.

Nancy Pelosie look upon them as value voters....LOL

23 posted on 10/16/2007 7:27:28 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: MinuteGal

24 posted on 10/16/2007 7:28:34 AM PDT by Clovis_Skeptic
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To: Alice in Wonderland
Dressed in a black burqa from head to toe and uttering death threat after death threat, the woman -- a wife and mother -- says she is defending her religion and her prophet if she manages to kill Vilks.

I would reply that it would be moral and just for Vilks to kill her preemptively.

25 posted on 10/16/2007 7:37:00 AM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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To: Alouette
Dressed in a black burqa from head to toe and uttering death threat after death threat, the woman

How do we know that's a woman?

How do we know it's human. With a different background that image would pass very nicely as a depiction of sin from a medieval woodcut.

26 posted on 10/16/2007 8:03:45 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Man, that's stupid...even by congressional standards.)
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To: DManA
I’m afraid all the Vikings left Scandanavia a couple of generations ago.

The last out were those two cats on the viking long boat driven by "the hammer of the gods!"

27 posted on 10/16/2007 8:06:41 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Man, that's stupid...even by congressional standards.)
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To: Alice in Wonderland

“Dressed in a black burqa from head to toe and uttering death threat after death threat, the woman — a wife and mother — says she is defending her religion and her prophet if she manages to kill Vilks.”

And of course everything she is stating is true and she is acting in accordance with Islamic teachings. WHich osprecisely why Muslims and Islam have no place in civilized Countries. Guess I have to add a Swedish Flag to my Danish Flag. Nice - yellow cross on a powder blue ground.


28 posted on 10/16/2007 8:53:00 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Lars Vilks says if people don't like his artwork, then "don't look at it."

Memo to Lars: Reason only works with reasonable people, and Islamists don't qualify. ....but since you're now in hiding, I suspect you already know that.

29 posted on 10/16/2007 8:56:29 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo (My other Telecaster is a Thinline)
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Picture #2 on CNN: This woman told CNN she hopes to kill Vilks in the name of Allah.

And the $100,000 bounty might have something to with it as well...

30 posted on 10/16/2007 8:59:33 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo (My other Telecaster is a Thinline)
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Picture #2 on CNN: This woman told CNN she hopes to kill Vilks in the name of Allah.

And the $100,000 bounty might have something to with it as well...

31 posted on 10/16/2007 8:59:41 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo (My other Telecaster is a Thinline)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Lars Vilks says if people don't like his artwork, then "don't look at it."

Actually his "artwork" sucks.

32 posted on 10/16/2007 9:06:31 AM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: wastedyears

I agree, except this weekend in Dallas...


33 posted on 10/16/2007 9:07:51 AM PDT by SaintDismas (.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Proudly joining the company of countless more talented cartoonists. Come and get me. If you can.

34 posted on 10/16/2007 10:10:41 AM PDT by Sender (Can I just post until I need glasses?)
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