March 13, 2016

"An inconvenient person": Ezra Levant's full interview with artist Lars Vilks, "Sweden's Salman Rushdie"

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Swedish artist and art historian Lars Vilks is "an accidental activist." After creating a single drawing of Mohammed in 2007, threats from Muslim terrorists forced him to leave his home, and the government placed him under constant police protection.

We met in Malmo, Sweden in February 2016, and talked about many things: the mass influx of Muslim men into Europe; the arbitrary nature of Muslim threats and attacks against artists; the Swedish national character and his countrymen's response to his situation; the difference between his case and that of another Swedish artist, Dan Park -- and much more.

Vilks is remarkably serene and even upbeat considering his circumstances. After talking to him, though, I didn't share his optimism about the future.

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commented 2016-03-13 18:06:29 -0400
Are all men in Sweden eunuchs like Lars Vilks? Why doesn’t he just lie down and die? Except, that is what he is already doing.
commented 2016-03-13 15:20:55 -0400
Political Correctness is promoted by fear and controlled by the loss of freedom of speech.
commented 2016-03-13 13:17:59 -0400
Hmmm…………….sign in for video does not work. So much for that promise!
commented 2016-03-13 12:39:27 -0400
Stand on guard for free speech in a blink of an eye you can loose it, look what’s happened to Europe. To arms to arms protect our rights to free speech. To let these radical Muslims take our rights away by threating ones right to critic a religion or cult, to threaten ones life for a thought is barbaric. Muslims should realize what happens to us can happen to them as you well they know just try to convert. In Canada we have had successive governments that will not defend free speech because of fear to insult someone. Free speech is the right to insult. Sticks and stones may break your bone but words will never hurt you UNTIL NOW.