Newspapers finally report on the new cartoon protests, a month after Gates of Vienna

The Telegraph has a story today on the current cartoon protests:

Fears grew of a new confrontation over images deemed blasphemous by Muslims as Pakistan joined Iran in protest over a sketch by a Swedish artist portraying the prophet Mohammed as a dog.

Pakistan’s foreign ministry said it had summoned the Swedish charge d’affaires to condemn “in the strongest terms, the publication of an offensive and blasphemous sketch of the Holy Prophet”.

The move adds to a chorus of criticism over the series of drawings, by artist Lars Vilks, one of which was published earlier this month by a regional Swedish newspaper.

Lars Vilks‘s website (link in Swedish) has all the offensive and blasphemous drawings.

What I find interesting is not the protests, which of course are expected, but that it’s taken this long for the papers to get around to it.

Gates of Vienna has been covering the Moondoggie story since July 23, including the cartoons, more recently here.

Baron Bodissey and Dymphna were my podcast guests last Monday. Next Monday at noon Siggy and I will be talking about work in the USA and in the EU. Don’t miss it.

4 Responses to “Newspapers finally report on the new cartoon protests, a month after Gates of Vienna”

  1. L.Vorzheva Says:

    You have been awarded a prize.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Hello, I am writing from usa, a resident, originally from Mexico. I just would like to say that I find disgusting what this larks did and that newspaper, worst yet he doesn’t even feel he did nothing wrong. Are you stupid? I am a Christian and I am sick and tired that stupids like you make the muslim people hates us and think we all are like you!!!
    When will you understand that your freedom of speech ends when it disrespects others??? Those chartons are way over the board. SHAME ON YOU SWEDEN!!!!!!!!!!!! congratulations to that newspaper Nerikes Allehans and that stupid lars! you are famous worlwide! How do you say SHIT in swedish? answer > Lars vilk, nerikes allehans.

  3. tomas Says:

    i normally ignore events such as these, but i feel if you kotow to extremist demands you get exactly deserve. and as far as anonymus from mexico is concerned political correctness only works when all sides agree to play nice. so chin up Lars it helps keep the crap from goin up your nose from this present Schitzesturm

  4. Muslims Against Sharia Says:

    Muslims Against Sharia praise the courage of Lars Vilks, Ulf Johansson, Thorbjorn Larsson and the staff of Nerikes Allehanda and Dagens Nyheter and condemn threats issued by Abu Omar Al Baghdadi and the Islamic State of Iraq. Muslims Against Sharia will provide a payment of 100,000kr (about $15,000) for the information leading to capture or neutralization of Abu Omar Al Baghdadi.

    Muslimer mot Sharia berömmer Lars Vilks, Ulf Johansson, Torbjörn Larsson och övriga anstÀllda pÄ Nerikes Allehanda och Dagens Nyheter för deras tapperhet och fördömer hotet frÄn Abu Omar Al Baghdadi och Islamistiska Iraq. Muslimer mot Sharia betalar 100 000 SEK (ca 15 000$) för information som leder till gripande eller oskadligörande av Abu Omar Al Baghdadi.

    Muslims Against Sharia

    Defend Freedom of Speech – Support Sweden!