UPDATE: IFPS-Canada, Nov 25/10: How do events get shut down? Let us count the ways…
Lars Vilks is a Swedish artist who drew a picture of Mohammed on the body of a dog serving as the centre of the world as symbolized by circling traffic.
For this he has been assaulted by Muslims, his house set on fire, and is under a death threat with a $100,000 bounty with a $50,000 bonus if he’s killed with a knife.
- Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct 01/10: Swedish artist, his Philadelphia speech on freedom canceled by threat, meets with media [REPRINT]
- David Horowitz Center, Oct 02/10: Lars Vilks, Artist, Hero of the Free World [REPRINT]
- Michael Coren Show, Oct 01/10: Lars Vilks & Lars Hedegaard
Lars Vilks in North America
A group of organizations worked to bring Vilks to North America: the Danish Free Press Society; the David Horowitz Freedom Center; Ottawa-based Free Thinking Film Society; and the Canadian chapter of the International Free Press Society, IFPS-Canada.