Update: Carpenter sends these additional links:
- A flag-burning photo
- More photos, including some of the Örebro demonstration
- The OIC press release condemning the publication of the blasphemous drawing
The Modoggie crisis is escalating according to schedule.
Earlier this week, after Iran’s official complaint to Sweden, I predicted the following sequence of events:
|1.||Protests by other Muslim governments.|
|2.||Narrowly-focused rioting in selected cities of the Middle East and South Asia.|
|3.||Sweden caves in, suppresses Vilks, and apologizes to 785 quadrillion Muslims.|
|3.||Sweden refuses to cave, and the conflict escalates further.|
It looks like we are up to #2, which is playing out right now in Pakistan. According to this news story, demonstrators in Lahore burned a Swedish flag.
The story is in Swedish, and my skill with the language is minimal, but this is my translation of the caption under the photo:
Demonstrators in Lahore, Pakistan, burn the Swedish flag today in protest against the publication of a drawing of Mohammed.
It seems that Lahore must lack the deep blue color of paint required to make a Swedish flag, because the flags in the photo are distinctly green.
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Notice the sign, in English: “Down with Swed[en] — Death to Lar[s Vilks]”.
We are definitely entering a reprise of the Motoon crisis. Back in the early days of the Modoggies, I said that the trouble wouldn’t really start until the news hit the MSM, and then all hell would break loose. It looks like that’s the way it’s playing out.
Sweden is reaching the fork at #3, and so far it seems to be following the Danes’ example, and refusing to cave.
This story, if it follows the Motoon template, may blow up very quickly, and here at Gates of Vienna we may lose track of it. But I’ll keep you updated as best I can as more information flows in.
Hat tip: CG, yet again.
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
Pakistan Objects to the Modoggies
The OIC is Barking Now
A New Modoggie Protest in Örebro