Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lars Vilks Attacked

Swedish Cartoonist Lars Vilks was attacked earlier today. The Daily Dish reports.

Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist whose sketch of the Prophet Muhammad enraged many Muslims, was head-butted today while giving a lecture about freedom of speech. Vilks, who depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog in 2007, said he was assaulted by a man sitting on the front row as he spoke at the University of Uppsala, about 70 kilometers from Stockholm. A spokesman for the Uppsala police said about 20 people tried to attack Vilks after interrupting his lecture, adding that the police had to intervene to stop them.

The aftermath of the assault was caught on tape.

The incident above is not the only attack on Vilks. There were other more serious attacks at his home not to mention the alleged plot to Kill the Swede involving seven Irish based Muslims. These attacks highlight the insecurity that many conservative Muslims have over their religion. Politically moderate Muslims, even those who are deeply devout have long since gotten over any initial displeasure that they felt at the cartoons. It is only the likes of Liam Egan's Muslim Public Affairs Committee and other militant groups that continue to promote this as an issue with the inevitable consequences that we saw today.


Yusuf Mirza said...

Although I myself was very upset and am still upset as the disgusting depiction of our beloved Prophet Muhammad this attack was equally disgusting and only goes to serve the active interests of those who wish to vilify, degrade and deride the religion of Islam.

On this very subject the Holy Quran declares;

"But forgive and turn away from them, till Allah brings about His decree. Surely, Allah has the power to do all that He wills" -Al-Baqarah Chapter 2 : Verse 110

Ted Leddy said...


Thank you so much for your comment. I am glad you did. I want you to know that I strongly disaprove of anyone deliberately insulting Muslims or Islam. Even though I must confess I don't quite understand the sensitivities involved in depicting the prophet. Feel free to educate me on this point.


Anonymous said...

It is sad to see how in Ted's mad rush to find the kind of Muslims he likes, he links up with deviants who aren't even Muslim...lool

Ted - ask Mr Yusuf Mirza about Lekhram.

"...He (Lekhram) came to Qadian. I advised him repeatedly that it is not nice to attack the Pious Prophet of God but he was a disbeliever of God's Might and Power. He did not care to have fear of God and see the right path with honesty. And his impudence increased and save for mockery and jeers and profanity he had no other way .... thus God decided to assassinate him."

(Roohani Khazain vol.23 p.177)

It turns out that one of the Qadiani goons assassinated Lekhram, stabbing him so fiercely in the stomach that his intestines spilled out.

Ted Leddy said...

That's right Liam. Yusuf is not a real Muslim. To be a real Muslim you have to hate Jews, Gays, Shia and Qadiani. I'll leave the theological debate up to you. But I do understand character and I know that Yusuf is ten times the man you'll ever be.

Anonymous said...

Glad you agree, Mirza is not a Muslim. But he is against homosexuality as are all Qadianis/Ahmadis, so he's got promise.

He also believes that anyone who is not a Qadiani/Ahmadi is the son or daughter of a whore.

You do entertain some strange bedfellows Ted. Read up on the Qadiani/Ahmadi goons before you throw your lot in with them.

Anonymous said...

Addendum: the statement, 'He also believes that anyone who is not a Qadiani/Ahmadi is the son or daughter of a whore.' is based on the statement by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad:

“Except for the CHILDREN OF PROSTITUTE, whose hearts have been sealed by God, everyone else believes in me and has accepted me.” (Aina-e-Kamalat-e-Islam, Roohani Khazain vol.5 p.547)

If Mr Yusuf Mirza rejects this disgusting teaching then it is indeed commendable.

Ted Leddy said...


I am not interested in the theological babble. Christian, Islamic and Jewish texts all have teaching that if interpreted literally are bizare, offensive and even criminal.

All I know from reading your blog and Yusuf's is that Yusuf wants Irelands Muslims and non Muslims to live in harmony together. He believes in rational debate in order to calm tensions where they exist.

You on the other hand believe in inflaming tensions where they exist as well as creating new ones where there are none. It is your stated aim to use the system to help bring it down. The result you openly wish for is an end to democracy in order to make way for a Shariah run Islamic state to be ruled with an iron fist.

You hate Irish society. Yusuf does not. In the debate amonst Irish Muslims, you better believe it I'm throwing my weight in behind Yusuf and EireIslam.