Terrorism: Somali threats against Swedish illustrator

After the attack on Westergaard, the threats continue:

Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who sparked outrage with caricatures of the Muslim prophet Muhammad as a dog, has received threats via telephone from Somalia.Police in Helsingborg in southern Sweden are taking seriously the threats made against Vilks, which come just three days after Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard was subjected to an axe attack at his home in Denmark.

The first of two phone calls to Vilks came on Monday morning. A subsequent check by the Swedish artist revealed that the call originated in Somalia, where the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab has gained increasing influence in the war torn country.

Al-Shabaab is also believed to have ties to al-Qaeda.

In the last month, al-Shabaab supporters who reportedly used to live in Denmark have killed at least 22 people, including three ministers, in a suicide bomb attack carried out in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

via Somali threats against Swedish illustrator – The Local.

To see the cause of the great outrage, click here.

2 comments on “Terrorism: Somali threats against Swedish illustrator

  1. […] Museum of Art, Mohammed cartoons, US, USA by Nora Following the attack on Westergaard and the death threats against Swedish illustrator Lars Vilks, Norwegian newspaper Afternposten republished the Mohammed cartoons. But the Metropolitan Museum of […]

  2. […] Sweden: Somali threats against Swedish illustrator. […]

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