Anyone wanting to know what a real man looks like, need to look no farther than Lars Vilks. If just 5% of the non-Muslim world had his kind of courage and integrity and was ready to sacrifice comfort and security for principles which would have given those attributes to all of us, then we would have won this thing before it started.
H/T Magic Martin
AFP – A Swedish artist who received death threats after depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a dog said Wednesday he would display new paintings of the prophet at an exhibition in the immigrant-heavy city of Malmoe later this year.
“It’s important to continue because if you yield to the threats and back away, you have abandoned the democratic principle,” Lars Vilks said.
The artist has faced numerous death threats since his drawing of the Muslim prophet with the body of a dog was first published by Swedish regional daily Nerikes Allehanda in 2007, illustrating an editorial on the importance of freedom of expression.
Malmö mayor concerned about Islam-critical show
The mayor of Malmö has slammed an upcoming exhibition of work by controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks, saying he hoped no one would visit the gallery to see artwork he said was “associated with xenophobes”.
“Of course he has the right to display what he calls art anywhere he wants,” Mayor Ilmar Reepalu told the TT news agency.
“But as far as I can gather, this is pretty bad art and I think they want to use the gallery for political ends,” he added.
“Vilks is increasingly associated in people’s minds with xenophobic groups at the far right of the political spectrum. I hope not a single person visits the gallery.”
News of the show, set to open in July, prompted representatives from different religions in the multicultural southern city to call an emergency meeting,
Good for him, if more people don;’t stand up to the Moslems they will end up controlling large areas of Europe.
Lars Wilks is a brave man and we have to support him and people like him. We can not afford to lose his sense of fairness and tolerance.
What we easy can live without is people like Ilmar Reepalu who sold Malmø for a few more years as mayor.
I use to go to Sweden 3 – 4 times a year for hiking and skiing but not any more, Thanks to people like Ilmar Reepalu.
I’d like to see that exhibition. Hope it goes online. Wish I could be there to protect him also…. Any multi-millionaires out there willing to fund a trip to Sweden for me?