Everybody Draw Muhammad, May 20

A day late and a dollar short:

Rahm Emmanuel in damage control: The Obama Administration has “screwed up the messaging” about its support for Israel.

White House organizes meetings with a carefully selected slate of 15 rabbis from across the US representing the Orthodox, reform and Conservative streams. J’Post

Dumber than dirt:

Kkkillgore: “Mohammad Atta Killed Himself For Secularism” /only on Chuckles  LGF

Can’t say it, just can’t say it:

Lazy Susan Rice can’t say anything bad about Libya

Can’t connect the dots. Just like Holder.  Allahu akbar!/Mark Steyn

President Obumbler’s UN ambassador, Lazy Susan Rice, had nothing bad to say about the 14 new members who were elected to the UN ‘Human Rights Council’ on Thursday.

And the officialdom of American Jewry? Still sending bouquets to Obama for nominating a Jew to the Supreme Court.

I guess we can’t expect Obama and Rice to be more Jewish than the ‘Jewish leaders,’ can we?  Read it all

Arab Media Praises Obama For De-linking Muslims From Terror

“Our Boy Obama”

The Arab media praised Obama this week for not using words like “Muslim terrorist” when discussing radical Islam. Last week US Attorney General was the latest Obama official to refuse to use the term “radical Islam” when discussing the motives behind the Times Square bomber.  Israel National News reported/Gateway

Motoonist in hiding after arson attack on his home

Here we have yet another test case. The Swedish government ought to be offering round-the-clock protection to Lars Vilks and issuing a strong defense of the freedom of speech. Appeasing this thuggery is the road to dhimmitude. An update on this story. “Muhammad cartoonist in hiding after arson attack,” by Malin Rising for AP, May 16/via JIhad Watch

Update: Two (Musel-)men arrested over fire at Vilks’ house

Two men, aged 19 and 21, have been arrested in connection with an arson attack at the home in southern Sweden of artist Lars Vilks. “He is of Swedish nationality but originally from Kosovo … He was unknown to the police so far,” Scania district police spokesman Calle Pärsson told AFP.

Strange,is it not? A “moderate” Kosovo Muslim who wants to kill a cartoonist? Who would have thought?

STOCKHOLM (AP) – A Swedish artist whose drawing of the Prophet Muhammad with a dogs body angered Muslims said Sunday he doesn’t feel safe in his home at night, after a week of attacks against him.

Note yet again the AP’s “We’re all Muslims now” reference to “the Prophet Muhammad.”

Lars Vilks told The Associated Press he has started sleeping elsewhere since an attempted arson attack Friday against his home in Nyhamnslage, southern Sweden.Earlier in the week, Vilks was attacked by a man as he gave a lecture at a university in central Sweden, and the following day his Web site appeared to have been targeted by hackers….

Muslims try to burn down Motoonist Lars Vilks' house

If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win.    Thomas Sowell

To kill & die for?

Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks has enraged Islamic supremacists by drawing the cartoon of Muhammad above. There have been multiple attempts on his life, and now this. Swedish language story here (thanks to JW).

Will the West defend the freedom of speech?

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Analyzing Cartoon o'phobia

Vilks: “I’m ready to go up again. This must be carried through. You cannot allow it to be stopped.”

As a matter of principle, Uppsala University should give him the opportunity to finish his lecture, unedited. Otherwise, it is precisely the case that “what you get is a mob deciding what can be discussed at the university.”

An update on this story. “Muhammad cartoonist defiant after attack,” by Karl Ritter for the Associated Press, May 12/via Jihad Watch>>>

But officials at Uppsala University said they doubted they would invite Lars Vilks again after police used pepper spray and batons to help him escape a furious crowd Tuesday.

Confirmed by Hot Air:

Officials said they would “not likely” invite Vilks again because of the incident. In some quarters, the university’s reponse is adding to concerns that violence and threats from some members of the Muslim community are effectively muzzling free speech.

If you think this couldn’t happen at an American university, bad news: It already has

Here’s Vilk’s interviewed about his many death threats and a burqa clad “Swedish” woman openly calling for his assasination.

Those Damned Pictures and the Freedom to Cartoon

Sultan Knish

On the one hand it’s odd that the debate between Freedom and Islam has become centered over cartoons. The Danish cartoons of Mohammed and South Park’s more recent attempts to depict a cartoon image of Mohammed. Unlike novels, plays and other more high minded stuff, the few scrawled lines of a cartoon seem like an unlikely last stand for free speech in what used to be the free world.

But on the other hand, cartoons are an obvious Fort Apache for free speech because they represent a traditional outpost of parody and satire. Tolerance for the jester and the satirist speaks volumes about the general tolerance for freedom of speech. And so cartoons serve as the canary in the coal mine. When cartoons are being banned, it’s safe to say that the toxic fumes of tyranny are cutting off the breath of freedom on a much larger scale as well.

Continue reading Analyzing Cartoon o'phobia

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>>

Looking for love in all the wrong places…..

Desperate (Muslim) Housewives

Terror analysts have devoted a great deal of time to discussing how both were “radicalized” via the Internet. This calls for a new variation on an old truism.  Just as guns don’t kill people (people kill people), so also the Internet doesn’t radicalize Muslims: Islamic jihadists radicalize Muslims. Robert Spencer has more>>

Colleen LaRose, an American woman from Pennsylvania indicted and accused of using the Internet to recruit jihadist fighters and help terrorists overseas. LaRose is due in court Thursday, March 18, 2010, on charges that could bring a life sentence. LaRose, 46, is charged in a global conspiracy to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had offended Muslims.

MARYCLAIRE DALE  from AP is  not the only one wondering why Jihad Jane aka Colleen LaRose went on jihad against cartoonist Lars Vilks:

PHILADELPHIA — Whether she was seeking love, vengeance or just an escape from her dreary, small-town existence, Colleen LaRose searched the Internet and, authorities say, found Muslim extremists eager to engage the unhappy American. More>>


‘Jihad Jane’ Pleads Not Guilty to Terror Plot Charges

Contrary to many reports that she did plead guilty. We never bought into this, because soldiers of allah (she is one of them) can do no wrong and can therefore never be guilty. If she kills kafirs who insulted Muhammad, it is the sword of allah that kills them.

Al-Qaeda in Iraq put a $100,000 bounty on Vilks after Swedish newspaper Nerikes Allehanda published a cartoon by Vilks that depicted the prophet Mohammed with a dog’s body in 2007.

If convicted, LaRose faces life imprisonment and a $1 million fine.

Think she has a million bucks?

OIC "Islamophobia Observatory": Killing Cartoonists Okay, Printing Cartoons in Newspaper is Not…

The usual: all 1.5 gazillion muslims will go apeshit and kill all Swedes… because we are forcing them to…  yes, and Islam is a Religion of Peace  if it wasn’t for cartoonists who turn perfectly good muslims into raging bloodthirsty lunatics who wage jihad……

Weasel Zippers:


A spokesman of the Organization of the Islamic Conference’s Islamophobia Observatory condemned the reprint of the controversial drawing of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by Swedish artist Lars Vilks in three Swedish newspapers, namely Dagens Nyheter, Expressen, and Sydsvenska Dagbladet, and electronic media including radio and television broadcasts as reaction to an alleged plot to murder the cartoonist, which was uncovered in Ireland on March 9, 2010.

The spokesman said that the OIC had always spoken against violence including death threats against the originators of the blasphemous cartoons. He said however, that the Swedish media’s explanation of the action taken to reprint the cartoons in the name of freedom of expression was unacceptable, unwise and irresponsible as it has caused hurt and insult to the Muslim citizens of Sweden as well as the 1.5 billion Muslims across the world who had nothing to do with the alleged death threat. The spokesman added that there were other options available for the Swedish media to show their protest instated of resorting to an action that could potentially open a raw wound and incite avoidable unrest.

Cartoons & other things that cause rage….

Vlad Tepes Links:

Somali threats against Swedish illustrator

Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who sparked outrage with caricatures of the Muslim prophet Muhammad as a dog, has received threats via telephone from Somalia.   news@thelocal.se

Air War in Afghanistan Grinds to a Halt Because of Strict Rules of Engagement, Soldiers Being Denied Airstrikes During Deadly Battles With the Taliban... ZIP


Daily Express…TAXPAYERS are being forced to contribute millions of pounds to job-creation schemes in Yemen in an attempt to counter a surge of Muslim terrorist activity.

(Wouldn’t it be better to give them weapons so they can shoot each other?/ed)

Kenya Seeks To Deport Muslim Cleric To Jamaica

NYT–LONDON — The Kenyan authorities were reported on Monday to be planning to deport a Jamaican-born Muslim cleric, Abdullah el-Faisal, who may have helped inspire the Nigerian man accused of trying to bomb an American airliner headed to Detroit on Christmas Day.

Next they will offer him a gig as a soprano on a boys choir

Knickerbomber news:

Jaw-dropping story in today’s Washington Post:

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian charged with the failed attempt on the Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight, was initially “talking to people who detained him” but now has a public defender and “doesn’t have to,” John O. Brennan said on “Fox News Sunday.”