Swedish Cartoonist Responsible For The Controversial Depictions Of Prophet Muhammad Attacked

May 12th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

May 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A Swedish artist, who generated a worldwide uproar by representing the Prophet Muhammad as a dog, was attacked as he bequeathed a sermon in a university.

Lars Vilks has uttered that he was head-butted by a person among the spectators as he conversed about the restrictions of artistic freedom.

The cartoonist’s glasses were wrecked. However, he was not wounded.

The life of Lars Vilks has been jeopardized on numberless occasions, but the physical attack at Uppsala University had happened for the initial time.

The artist vocalized that a collection of about 15 individuals had been creating a ruckus. They were endeavoring to disrupt his sermon, which was attended by nearly 250 people.

Lars Vilks has vocalized to the AP news agency that a male ran and flung himself over Vilks.

A video clip of the audacious assault was placed on the website of a Swedish broadsheet.

It demonstrated the police personnel utilizing pepper spray and truncheons to manage a fuming crowd, which yelled ‘God is great’ in Arabic as Lars Vilks was shepherded away. Two individuals were apprehended.

Earlier this year, Lars Vilks was the goal of a supposed assassination plot that consisted of Colleen LaRose, an American national, who referred to herself as Jihad Jane.

She has beseeched that she is guiltless. However, she may have to endure life imprisonment if she is condemned by the judiciary.

In 2007, an organization connected to Al-Qaeda in Iraq presented a $100,000 prize for slaughtering Lars Vilks, and a 50% windfall if he was massacred like a lamb by having his throat slashed.

The Vilks cartoon was printed about 1 ½ years after a sequence of portrayals of the Prophet Muhammad in Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten broadsheet generated agitations by Muslims universally.

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