Lars Vilks sets the record straight

“The Local” did a nasty hit-job on Lars Vilks; a scribbler who didn’t dare to put his name to it suggested that Lars was into the counter jihad because of the KKK, or something….. it didn’t make any sense, but such is the enemedia. They suck. If they haven’t got ink to suck on, they suck it out of their fingers:

Swedish Cartoonist Lars Vilks: “I strongly support SION’s important critique of political Islam”-Atlas


Hamas-CAIR has seized a statement by Swedish Muhammad cartoonist Lars Vilks in Sweden’s The Local and run with it. Vilks was quoted by the Swedish enemedia as if he were equating speaking at our September 11 SION International Freedom Defense Congress with speaking to the Ku Klux Klan. This was, of course, not at all what Vilks said or meant, and in a statement he is now circulating he sets the record straight and reiterates his strong support for SION’s work:

An utterance I made in an interview in a Swedish newspaper on the 30th of August has been misunderstood. What I said has been taken out of context and made into a statement which is a total misunderstanding of what was said: ‘Vilks cites KKK to defend talk to U.S. anti-muslim group’.In my artistic work I document invitations I get from all kinds of organisations and groups of interest. This includes e.g. departments at Universities, political parties, management groups, school classes, art societies, organisations for freedom of speech, religious societies, debate programs in television and other media etc. The content in my lectures is about free speech and especially the right for artists to use artistic expressions without being censored. The question asked in the interview was if I could accept an invitation from extreme political groups. This has never happened but I said that if it should happen I might accept it as a part of my investigation project. SION has of course nothing to do with that. SION is a defender of the basic values in Western Culture, including freedom of expression and equality of rights for all people, with no special rights for any group. SION is firmly against all forms of racism and religious supremacism. I also and strongly support SION’s important critique of political Islam.

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Totally Gaga at the Local:

Lars Vilks, the Swedish artist who enraged Muslim groups with his depictions of the Prophet Muhammad as a dog….

Vilks cites KKK to defend talk to anti-Muslim group

The journaillie who penned this incoherent hit job on Vilks and Pamela Geller for The Local must have had a few too many. Its amazing how low the print media has sunk.

Swedish artist Lars Vilks has defened his decision to speak at an anti-Islamic conference in New York on September 11th, claiming he would also accept an invitation from the Ku Klux Klan.

Looking forward to hear what Lars Vilks really said.

Vilks, the Swedish artist who enraged Muslim groups with his depictions of the Prophet Muhammad as a dog, agreed earlier this month to speak at a conference organized by the anti-Muslim group Stop Islamization of Nations (SION).Last week, however, an art gallery in northern Sweden booted him from a planned group exhibition because of his decision to accept the SION invitation.Several of the other participating artists   pulled out in solidarity with Vilks, stirring up a debate in Sweden this week about artistic freedom and  (nonexistent) Islamophobia.The art exhibition, which was due to open on September 30th, has since been cancelled.In a lengthy interview published in the Aftonbladet newspaper on Thursday, Vilks defended his decision to speak at the SION event.

“If the Ku Klux Klan had invited me, I would have gone,” he told the paper.

In the lengthy Aftonbladet interview, Vilks said that SION is a “demagogic” organization that “cannot be disregarded”.   (???)

“They have a growing political influence. Their campaigns generate violent attention,” Vilks said.

SION, an international network of counter-jihadist groups, was formed in January 2012. The group’s inaugural summit, which Vilks is due to speak at, will take place in New York on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

SION’s president, the controversial author and blogger Pamela Geller, has warned of the “Muslim agenda to grind away at our liberties until America is under Sharia law”.

She once suggested that Malcolm X was President Obama’s father and called him a “jihad president”.

(Seriously, what deranged  drivel)  Vilks was invited to the SION summit to speak about the global storm caused by his 2007 drawings showing the head of the Prophet Muhammad on a dog’s body.Speaking to Aftonbladet, he explained that he is participating in the conference as an artist and that his visit is part of an ongoing art project.”I’m obviously going to say that I’m there as an artist. That it’s a part of my art project. ‘You are a work of art’,” he said.Vilks has received a series of death threats and is currently under round-the-clock surveillance by the Swedish Security Service.

However, he explained that he does not see Muslims as a threat.

Islam doesn’t stand a chance against modernization,” he said.

“I regard it as a temporary hysteria.”

Speaking about immigration in Sweden, Vilks said he thinks that it’s too large in relation to the resources”.

“I don’t have any opinion on how many people are let in, but they must be taken care of. People think I hate Muslims and immigrants, but I don’t have a problem with people from other countries,” he said.

Vilks also lamented official Sweden’s approach to multiculturalism as “unbearable”.

“You’re supposed to celebrate Midsummer, but then you can’t because you need to have other groups represented so that we don’t appear to be racists,” he said.

“But multiculturalism isn’t something that can be stopped. It comes with internationalization automatically,” he told Aftonbladet.

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