ARTIST LARS VILKS TO EXHIBIT MOHAMED DOG IN FAMOUS WORKS OF ART PAINTINGS IN STOCKHOLM…….

 

This just in!

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LARS VILKS TO EXHIBIT MOHAMED DOG PAINTINGS IN STOCKHOLM 4.12.2013

On display are twenty or so paintings that are paraphrases of famous works of art, but with so-called roundabout dogs depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad painted on.

Vilks exhibitions of Muhammad depicted previously created quite a stir among Muslims. Because of this, Vilks subjected to several attacks. Among others, two Somalis tried to burn down his home and later convicted of arson. On several occasions, Vilks attacked by angry Muslims when he lectured at various universities in Sweden.

The exhibition runs between 7 and 18 December at Gallery Movitz Hornsgatan on journalist dense Södermalm.

Friatider.se H/T: Baron Bodissey via Gothic Club and LN

MO-HOUND TOUR MAKING ITS WAY AROUND 60 CITIES OF EUROPE……..

 

In defense of free speech.

The doggies are on tour not to offend Muslims or Islam but to make a serious point of principle. Muhammed may be important to Muslims, but freedom of expression is important to Westerners. Restricting expression is a political act and if done in the name of religion then religion becomes a legitimate subject of political debate, satire and criticism.

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A roundabout way to promote free speech

Posted by: Redaktion April 25, 2013

Plywood doggies inspired by Swedish artist Lars Vilks go on tour

By Chris Knowles

The Roundabout Dog Tour is inspired by the artwork of Swedish artist Lars Vilks. It intends to visit 60 European cities to highlight the importance of free speech. As in many campaigns before it, art is used to highlight the issues. Lars Vilks produced his Roundabout Dog series of drawings in response to the atmosphere of censorship that has enveloped Europe in recent years. He has been demonised, threatened and lost his livelihood because of the stand he took.

The drawings themselves are not on tour. Instead, the tour involves a plywood mock-up of the roundabout dog and it is this mock-up that visits the various cities. The plywood roundabout dog was created by a Swedish society called Free Speech Europe. It is non-political and promotes freedom of expression by supporting those who have been “blacklisted” or persecuted because of their political or artistic expressions.

The Tour emphasises the right of Westerners to follow Western values in Western countries. Sadly, there will be those who claim that the tour is a deliberate act of provocation. They will say nothing about the provocation from those who tried to censor Mr. Vilks by threatening his life. Censorship by threat of violence is not a Western ideal and the only way to stop such threats is to defy those who do the threatening. The tour represents this defiance, courage in spite of threats!

More here.

PROFESSOR OF ART LARS VILKS INTENDS TO INCORPORATE CLASSIC MO-HOUND INTO WORKS OF FAMOUS PAINTERS……..

 

Iconic hero.

Lars Vilks cartoon for gates

This is the drawing Lars drew for the Gates of Vienna, that I helped facilitate a few years ago when I interviewed him in Stockholm, a day after his “Dogs Musical”, which was an integral part of his “A Day For Free Speech” event. Lars is a consitant promoter of free speech, he deserves all of our thanks.

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Sensational artist plans to integrate dog bodied charature of prophet Muhammad into the works of Rubens and Zorn

YLE: Swedish artist Lars Vilks received death threats for his Muhammad mocking cartoon in 2007.

Vilks is planning to hold an exhibition in Malmö next summer, in which the Prophet Muhammad is located on top of a dog’s body within the works of famous painters.

Vilks intends to use in his works the paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Claude Monet and Anders Zorn.

Vilks has been threatened and attacked several times after the cartoon furor in 2007 .

Sources: AFP

LATEST MO-HOUND PICTURE BY ARTIST PROFESSOR LARS VILKS: ‘AMONG THE HOTTENTOTS’…….

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Little happens in and around the art even if it is mostly about mass media phenomenon. The Swedish theater director Sofia Jupiter has entered the Norwegian rage and rejection of the Norwegian children’s author Thorbjørn Egner (1912 – 1990). It’s about a set of people and robbers in Kamomilla city . It is, she says directly harmful to the younger generation. Egner who is the man behind Klas Klättermus and Karius and Baktus has long been controversial in Norway, mainly due to his depictions of “negro country” and not least hottentotvisan. One can kväda following: Show me your partibok and I will tell you what you want to clear out.The modest extent have I contributed to the case Egner by a painting of a recently commissioned by a Norwegian:

More here at Lars Vilks’ in Swedish. H/T: Baron Bodissey

A TWO-FOR: TRAILER FOR NEW DEFENDER OF EUROPE MOVIE, AND DAY 16 OF THE OBLIGATORY PUBLISHING OF A PICTURE OF MOHAMED………

 

Trailer for movie on King Jan Sobieski III

But first, a picture by Lars Vilks of King Jan Sobieski III with a round-about dog Mohamed, requested by myself on behalf of Baron Bodissey from the Gates of Vienna.

MALAYSIANS SIEZE SWEDISH EMBASSY FLAG AND BURN IT IN PROTEST OF LARS VILKS’ CARTOON MO-DOGGIE…….

WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO AFTER FRIDAY PRAYERS
BUT SHOW SOME OF THAT PENT UP RAGE
MORE RESPECT FOR THAT RELIGION OF PEACE!
Lars Vilks: I’m ready for em!

The ROP reserves for itself the exclusive right to offend, intimidate and demand just about anything it wants from anyone it disagrees with, meaning the rest of the non-Muslim world.  KGS

After Friday prayers today were about 200 people from Muslim organizations and members of the Youth League for the Islamic party PAS outside the Swedish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Three representatives met with Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia, the Helena Sångeland and submitted a protest letter.
–  They wanted to protest against the publication of Lars Vilks drawing in Swedish newspapers. Their message was that they want the government to take vigorous action against the Swedish newspapers that published the cartoons and against Lars Vilks, “says Helena Sångeland to the TT.
It all ended with protesters pulled down the Swedish flag outside the office – and burned it.
– It was very surprising and something we will not tolerate it. We have notified the police incident, “said Helen Song Country.
According to the ambassador PAS Youth League and several Muslim organizations threatened to boycott Swedish products and demonstrations already several weeks ago. A smaller demonstration was held with a few dozen protesters outside the embassy also on Thursday. Then also provided the right-Malaysian Group Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa Malaysia (Perkasa) over a protest letter.

H/T: Reinhard

Finland Finally Joins The Mo-Hound Crowd…….

The online Finnish news organization Uutiskynnys(News Threshold) makes history in being the first in Finland to print the Lars Vilks picture of Mohamed as a dog. Woof!

How soon before our Finnish politicians here begin mouthing their apologies over the publication of the dreaded pictures of Mo? Only time will tell.

I applaud the Swedish Intergration minister Nyamko Sabuni, for her statement recorded in the Uutiskynnys article:

“Integraatioministeri Nyamko Sabuni ehti sanoa, että kuvista aiheutunut kohu on hyväksi integraatiolle. Sabuni oli sitä mieltä, että vaatimalla rajoituksia lehdistön vapauteen muslimien edustajat ovat ottaneet esille kysymyksiä, jotka ovat keskeisiä uuteen yhteiskuntaan sopeutumisen kannalta.

Translation: “Intergration Minister Nyamko Sabuni cared to mention that fuss aroused by the pictures is good for intergration. Sabuni was of the opinion, that the demand for limits on the media’s freedoms has raised question, which are central to conforming in a new society.”

In other words, they are forcing themsleves (the Muslims) to deal with the issues of what living inside a free democratic pluralistic society is all about. No one has the right “not to be offended”, by others and to demand subservience from other to their religious beliefs. *L* KGS

Hat tip: Baron Bodissey, he scooped me this time around, and in my own backyard! Argghh.

Swedish Cartoonist Lars Vilks Refuses to Hide…….

Finnish MTV3 reports that Lars Vilks refuses to hide. Last night in Stockholm, and under heavy police protection, Lars Vilks, the artist that pictured Islam’s prophet Mohamed as a round-a-bout dog, showed his art work to about a hundred people gathered at the event.

MTV3 reports that “Muslim extremists have called for the boycott of over a hundred Swedish businesses, including SAS, Arla, Volvo and Ikea.” “Vilks showed the Mohamed characterised as a dog pictures to former Muslims and the Stockholm Humanist Society who arranged the event.”

When asked how he felt about the threats against his life, Vilks mentioned in the televised news footage that he was serious about the threats, and that it has made his life more difficult. The text in Finnish reads: “But otherwise I feel safe. The police know their work.”

Kudos to Lars Vilks *L* KGS

The Silencing of The Lambs…….

The Islamists have spoken, they want the offending Swedish cartoonist, Lars Vilks who drew the dreaded “roundabout doggies” (Mo-Hounds)…dead, as well the editor who published them.

“The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq offered money for the murder of a Swedish cartoonist and his editor who recently produced images deemed insulting to Islam, according to a statement carried by Islamist Web sites Saturday.

We are calling for the assassination of cartoonist Lars Vilks who dared insult our Prophet, peace be upon him, and we announce a reward during this generous month of Ramadan of $100,000 for the one who kills this criminal,” the transcript on the Web site said.

The al-Qaida leader upped the reward for Vilks’ death to $150,000 if he was “slaughtered like a lamb” and offered $50,000 for the killing of the editor of Nerikes Allehanda, the Swedish paper that printed Vilks’ cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body on Aug. 19.”

The Local has more on it here as well. It appears that the jihadi threats being made to Swedish businesses, are also being taking seriously. The Swedish telecom giant Ericsson is reducing its visibility in Iraq, taking down all its flags and warning its employees in the Middle East to take necessary precautions for their personal safety.

Charles Johnson at the LGF blog mentions that Lars Vilks, being the “typical anti-everything leftist, has received a wake up call from the RoP.” He includes a quote from Vilks who states:

“Vilks said from Sweden he believed the matter of his cartoons had been blown out of proportion. We have a real problem here,” Vilks told The Associated Press by telephone. “We can only hope that Muslims in Europe and in the Western world choose to distance themselves from this and support the idea of freedom of expression.”

I agree with Johnson that,…Lars Vilks shouldn’t hold his breath.

Only when the Left begins to “get on board” with the fight against Islamist extremism, will there be any serious progress. Right now, the Left is more worried about disrupting the good measures employed by the west –than engaging in meaningful debate that might be of use– in stopping the spread of Islamism and Islamist extremism. Taking the Islamists at their word seems to be an anathema for the Left, who still like to insist that the reasons behind Islamist “Muslim rage”, has more to do with social issues than to make us …all Muslim …or …all dead.

Perhaps the “singling out” of one of their own for slaughter, might be a turning point for the Left, at least in Sweden. It’s interesting to note the Swedish media’s rallying behind the well respected leftist, Lars Vilks. It’s also interesting to see that there hasn’t been any call to silence his blog, which still includes all of his released Mo-Hound drawings.

In comparison, the right-wing Swedish Democrats’ website was the focus of anger from the Swedish Left, for its re-publishing of the “dreaded Mohamed cartoons” first seen in the Jylands-Posten. Former Swedish FM, Laila Freivolds tried to get SD’s server to pull the site and when her scandelous behavior became public knowledge, she ended up being given the boot, for the role she played and for lying about it.

We shall see as to whether or not this incident serves to galvanize the Swedish Left to become a part of the war on Islamism and its extremist side, or behave like sheep before their own slaughter. I hope its the former. *L* KGS

Mo-Hound Brouhaha Spreading Throughout The Middle East…….

As I have stated earlier: “the Gates of Vienna has been keeping a very close watch on the Mo-hound developments”. I’ll go a step further and say that the GOV has been all over this story from the very beginning.

The Tundra Tabloids recognizes the depth in which the GOV has reported on any or all new developments to the story, so I won’t take up any more space by trying to add to what has already been a very thorough job by the Baron himself.

Click here to learn more about the recent statement issued by the Egyptian foreign ministry. *L* KGS

Swedish PM Reinfeldt Shows Spine…….

The Swedes appear to have the right man in office at the right time, compared to the sniveling, underhanded actions by the Social Democrats during the Danish Mo-toon brouhaha.

Prime Minister Reinfeldt:
I think it’s important to say two things. First, we are eager to ensure that Sweden remains a country in which Muslims and Christians, people who believe in God and people who don’t believe in God, can live side by side in a spirit of mutual respect. “We believe that we have come a very long way. I am responsible for making sure we continue down this road and take the initiative to further enhance this reciprocity and respect.”

We are also eager to stand up for freedom of expression, which is enshrined in the constitution and comes naturally to us, and which ensures that we do not make political decisions about what gets published in the newspapers. I want to make sure we keep things that way,

All that is needed to head off any wider spread of rage and discontent, is to set in clear and unmistakable terms that any form of intimidation will not be tolerated. Kudos to the Swedish PM for showing some backbone. More here. *L* KGS