First Iran. Now Pakistan.
Will rioting in the streets and the burning of Swedish flags be next? The APP reports:
Pakistan condemns publication of offensive sketch in Swedish journal
Pakistan on Thursday condemned in strongest terms the publication of a blasphemous sketch of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in a Swedish newspaper ‘Nerikes Allehanda’ in Örebro city. Sweden’s Chargé d’Affaires was summoned to the Foreign Office by Additional Secretary (Europe) and strong protest was lodged with him, a Foreign Office press release said.
The Swedish Chargé d’Affaires was told that the publication of sketch had caused grave affront to the religious sentiments of Muslims.
“The government of Pakistan expects greater sensitivity on part of Swedish government on this issue,” the Swedish diplomat was told.
The Chargé d’Affaires said the Swedish government fully shared the views of Muslim community and termed the publication as unfortunate. [emphasis added]
Pakistan will also hold consultations with the Organization for Islamic Conference (OIC) to determine the future course of action against the repetition of such provocative publications in future.
Pakistan will continue to work with like-minded countries in the United Nations to find ways of addressing the recurring issue of defaming Islam and its sacred personalities.
Regrettably, the tendency among some Europeans to mix the freedom of expression with an outright and deliberate insult to 1.3 billion Muslims in the world is on the rise.
If you believe this account, the official Swedish government line has changed. It now agrees with the “Muslim community” and regrets the publication of the Modoggies. Is this the first sign of a full capitulation?
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Lars Vilks, of course, is unrepentant. He seems totally insensitive to the 313 quintillion Muslims on the planet who are furious with him, and turns out a new drawing of a Modoggie every time someone complains.
On his Tuesday blog post, as a response to last week’s demonstration in Örebro, Mr. Vilks drew this latest incarnation of Mohammed as a roundabout dog.
Our Swedish correspondent LN has translated the caption under the new drawing: “The Rondelldoggie Mohammed the Prophet has been impressed by the interest in demonstrations and is now running his own campaign called The Good Will.”
It’s good to see a Modoggie taking an interest in political activism. Maybe it will serve to raise his profile in the MSM.
It’s also good to see Mr. Vilks labeling his signs in English — it saves our translators some work.
Hat tips: CG and LN.
Previous posts on this topic:
The Swedes Narrowly Avert Their Own Motoon Crisis
The Prophet as an Obedient Retriever
That Doggone Mohammed
Swedish Muslims Will Exhibit the Modoggies
Lars Vilks Dogged by Death Threats
Modoggies Make it into the Swedish MSM, But…
Oh, No! It’s Happening Again!
Sweden Gets Sent to the Woodshed
An Ironic Rondellhund
Now We Know Who’s Behind the Modoggies
Swedish Muslims Form Anti-Free Speech Committee