Protection Denied

SÄPO demands money for protecting Lars Vilks


The uproar around Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks continues to raise dust. The Swedish Intelligence Agency (SÄPO) now demands “protection money” if he still wants them around.

By Uwe Max Jensen, May 7th 2010

Lars VilksToday 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 SÄPO has started to collect money in order to protect Vilks. In connection with the lecture in Gothenburg, SÄPO demanded the organizers pay 25% of the costs associated with the event’s security, which made Vilks a very costly lecturer.

GoV has more: Read further…

Gates of Vienna

The renowned Coptic Christian priest Father Zakaria Botros was 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

Dear Friends!

Father Zakaria BotrosLast 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

Atlas Shrugs

Anyway, Westergaard is now suing the leader of the Stop the Islamization of Europe movement and my colleague and partner in the trans Atlantic counter jihad coalition (SIOA), Anders Gravers, for the 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.  Read it all>>

3 thoughts on “Protection Denied”

  1. There is no doubt in my mind that Kurt Westergaard has had to resort to this because he is running into the same security problems that Lars Vilks is running into.
    When security begins costing too much to enforce, and your regular job is in jeopardy, it becomes necessary to pursue other souces of income. If you are an artist then you own the copyright of the work yo have created. If people are willing to pay for that copyright then they are welcome to use it. If not then you can sue them. It’s as simple as that. Why should there be any questions?
    I admire them for their bravery up to ths point. Their lives are threatened. Westergaard had his house broken into, whie his grand daughter was there. How would you feel?
    Nope! I think they are right in demanding some form of copyright fees as compensation for their contributions to the principles of freedom of expression.
    Can anyone just take a book and copy it verbatim without copyright? No! That is called plagiarism and the same applies to cartoons as art forms.

  2. I am in the same boat and I am a nobody.
    No one will protect me. I live in fear. The police don’t want to know about it and are happy to sit in their offices.
    I am just a statistic, and the politicians and police are in denial that we have a problem with our personal security. Not a nice place to be. I was assaulted and had my money and home stolen and no one would help me. The lies the Islam people tell and the ever increasing presence of Islam police in our midst, and we are left out in the cold. The Koran says it is ok to lie for your fellow Muslem and they sure do this well.

  3. Can’t you see that crime will increase incredibly and that the desperate people will accept the incredible solutions of the great deceiver who is to come? if you still think that democracy will take care of the problems
    than you are dreaming awake. Justice, Equity and Righteousness will
    be through Yah and not through any human system.

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