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    Swedish newspapers reprint Prophet cartoon

    2010-03-10 20:30:00

    Several Swedish newspapers Wednesday reprinted a controversial caricature of the Prophet Mohammed as a dog, the day after an alleged plot to murder the cartoonist was disclosed.

    Seven arrests were reported Tuesday in Ireland while one woman was charged in the US for conspiring to commit terrorism. The target of the alleged murder plot was Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who made the caricature in 2007.

    Vilks has been threatened several times. A bounty of $100,000 was placed on his head in 2007 by an Iraq-based insurgency group after publication of the caricature.

    Early this year, Vilks said he had received threatening phone calls from Somalia.

    Those phone calls came roughly a week after a newspaper cartoonist in neighbouring Denmark survived an attack when a Somali-born man broke into his home.

    Vilks appeared unruffled on learning of the arrests in Ireland and the US, telling the newspaper Dagens Nyheter he was 'not afraid, but you need a plan if something highly unlikely should happen'.

    His plan included keeping an axe near the entrance to his home in southern Sweden and a secure room upstairs.

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    Having lived in Switzerland for 6 months, I can tell you that the Swiss aren't into political correctness.. They come right through the front door with their thoughts and opinions.. They are a great people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stsinner View Post
    Having lived in Switzerland for 6 months, I can tell you that the Swiss aren't into political correctness.. They come right through the front door with their thoughts and opinions.. They are a great people.
    They express their thoughts and opinions juuuuuust short of fighting for them.
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    They express their thoughts and opinions juuuuuust short of fighting for them.
    LOL! :D

    Good on the Swedes for doing this, though.
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    StSinner seems to have the Swedes and the Swiss confused, but they do have the same outlook on neutrality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    StSinner seems to have the Swedes and the Swiss confused, but they do have the same outlook on neutrality.
    Yes, my mind read Swiss.. Sorry.. Carry on..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Several Swedish newspapers Wednesday reprinted a controversial caricature of the Prophet Mohammed as a dog, the day after an alleged plot to murder the cartoonist was disclosed.
    lol badass
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