Sunday, September 16, 2007

BOUNTY SET ON CARTOONIST-$150,000 If "Slaughtered Like a Lamb"


[Lars Vilks original cartoon of dog with head of Mohammed above.]
by Little Baby Ginn

What is it with Scandinavian cartoonists that upset Radical Muslims? I can see if someone wanted to trash Vilks for his inability to draw or his failure to be funny, but a bounty on his head?
The purported head of al-Qaeda in Iraq has offered a reward for the murder of a Swedish cartoonist over his drawing depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
The $100,000 (£49,310) reward would be raised by 50%, $150,000, if Lars Vilks was "slaughtered like a lamb" said the audio message aired on the internet.

Read the BBC report.

DBKP.com - Bigger, Better!.
Death by 1000 Papercuts Front Page.

4 comments:

  1. and the money will be delivered how?

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  2. Christian Newswire Publishes Controversial Muhammad Cartoons -- Again

    "I am not willing to go one inch down the road that ends with the media publishing only that which someone thinks Muhammad would approve." -- Gary McCullough, Director, Christian Newswire

    MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 17 /Standard Newswire/ -- Last week Al-Qaida offered a reward of $100,000 for the murder Lars Vilks. A reward was also offered for the murder of the chief editor of the Swedish newspaper, Nerikes Allehanda.

    On Sept 16, Christian Newswire made the controversial cartoons of Lars Vilks available at www.christiannewswire.com/news/912904201.html and www.earnedmedia.org/vilks0916.htm

    Christian Newswire took a similar stand when they published controversial cartoons in February of 2006.


    Director of the Christian Newswire, Gary McCullough comments:


    "As was the case with the 'Jyllands-Posten' Muhammad cartoons controversy, many are reporting on the cartoons without having access to them. So once again our primary reason for publishing the cartoons is to provide a needed service to reporters. I also believe there is a need to stand against such intimidation.

    "The world's news media are facing the same decision many nations face in dealing with terrorists. Do we acquiesce to unjust demands under the threat of violence even though history clearly demonstrates that by doing so we encourage future acts of violence?

    "So as I did in 2006, I challenge newspaper publishers and the broadcasters who claim any freedom to display newsworthy items; it is not too late to send a clear message. I ask you to publish the controversial cartoons to say that we will not be censored by threats of violence.

    "The alternative will not be peace. The alterative will be increased violence to censor the media. You must decide if you will negotiate away a foundational principle. If you run from this battle you will embolden those who use terror to restrict what you publish.

    "I am not willing to go one inch down the road that ends with the media publishing only that which someone thinks Muhammad would approve."

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  3. Dad:


    Thank you, Dad, for your post and also thank you for having the courage to report and publish the cartoons back in 2006 and in your
    forthcoming article.

    "Christian Newswire took a similar stand when they published controversial cartoons in February of 2006."

    You spoke very eloquently in your post highlighting the danger journalism and reporters face by refusing to stand up the intimidation and thuggery of the Islamists in publishing something they "think" is offensive.

    This is no time for cowardice. The line has been drawn in the sand.

    You wrote:
    "I am not willing to go one inch down the road that ends with the media publishing only that which someone thinks Muhammad would approve."


    This is what is needed to fight the terrorists. Not giving in even "one inch."

    Thanks again..

    Little Baby Ginn

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  4. Muslims Against ShariaSeptember 21, 2007 at 3:57 AM

    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 anställda på Nerikes Allehanda och Dagens Nyheter för deras tapperhet och fördömer hotet från 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!

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