SÃ„PO demands money for protecting Lars Vilks
The uproar around Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks continues to raise dust. The Swedish Intelligence Agency (SÃ„PO) now demands “protection money” if he still wants them around.
By Uwe Max Jensen, May 7th 2010
Today the Swedish Mohammed cartoonist Lars Vilks was scheduled to lecture on art in Gothenburg’s Eriksberg Hall. But the event was canceled by the organizers. For monetary reasons, or so they claim.
The Swedish Intelligence Agency SÃ„PO has started to collect money in order to protect Vilks. In connection with the lecture in Gothenburg, SÃ„PO demanded the organizers pay 25% of the costs associated with the event’s security, which made Vilks a very costly lecturer.
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The renowned Coptic Christian priest Father Zakaria Botros wasÂ scheduled to speak in Vienna tonight, but the atmosphere created by Muslim threats was such the event had to be cancelled.
Below is the press release sent out by the Wiener Akademikerbund concerning this unfortunate turn of events. Many thanks to JLH for the translation:
Concerning: Cancellation of Presentation by Pater Zakaria
Last week, with the greatest joy and in expectation of a courageous confrontation of the problems surrounding Islam, the promises of multiculturalism and diversity as well as the erosion of our value system, we invited you to a lecture/presentation with the Coptic scholar. Islam researcher and charismatic Christian missionary, Father Zakaria Botros.
After meticulous preparation and with Father Zakaria anticipating his first public appearance in Europe, it is with a heavy heart that we must cancel the event, which was scheduled for Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 7:00 PM.
For reasons of numerous Islamic threats of violence and intolerable pressure upon our oriental Christian friends, insistence upon holding the event would be not only risky, but absolutely irresponsible. More>>
Westergaard does it again:
Muhammad-cartoonist Kurt Westergaard Files Lawsuit Against SIOE, SIAD and a Personal Suit Against Anders Gravers
Anyway, Westergaard is now suing the leader of theÂ Stop the Islamization of Europe movement and my colleague and partner in the trans Atlantic counter jihad coalitionÂ (SIOA), Anders Gravers, for theÂ implied use of the image of the cartoon during a street protest. Yes, Gravers did not even show the cartoon. Both the SIOE (Stop the Islamization of Europe) and SIAD (Stop Islamization of Denmark) are named in the suit. Â Read it all>>