Ever since the earliest days of the Modoggies caper, I have expected that Lars Vilks would at some point be brought up on charges of hets mot folkgrupp, or agitation against an ethnic group. Back in June, I reported on the travails of Dan Pettersson, the South Swedish politician who was convicted on charges of hets mot folkgrupp for saying politically incorrect things about Albanian gangsters.
And now it’s happened to Mr. Vilks. Our Swedish correspondent Carpenter reports:
It was just a matter of time before some jerk accused Lars Vilks and Nerikes Allehanda of hets mot folkgrupp. And I’m not surprised that the one who now does it is Sveriges Muslimska Förbund.
Fjordman has written several times about its chairman, Mahmoud Aldebe. He is notorious for justifying honor-killings of Kurdish girls and proposing Shari’a via an open letter to the Swedish government in April 2006.
And now this clown, together with his “association”, involves himself in the debate on NA’s printing of the Modoggies. But not only do they demand that NA be convicted for hets mot folkgrupp and sued so that Sveriges Muslimska Förbund (Sweden’s Muslim Association) can do lobbying for Shari’a; he is also claiming that only the text itself (the editorial next to which Mo was printed) is agitation against the Muslim ethnic group!
Sweden’s Muslim Association is to sue Nerikes Allehanda due to the publication of the Mohammed drawing. But the probability that the chancellor of justice will charge them is very small.
Sveriges Muslimska Förbund, the largest Muslim organization in Sweden, has contacted a lawyer to prepare an application for a summons to the police.
“We think this is about agitation against an ethnic group [hets mot folkgrupp],” says chairman Mahmoud Aldebe.
The association not only considers the drawing defamatory, but also Lars Ströman’s text.
“The text is about ridiculing religion. They intend to defame an ethnic group.”
He thinks that NA’s publication intentionally defames Muslims, due to their religion.
“It’s not a question of freedom of speech; it’s a question of agitation against a ethnic group”
Carpenter adds this afterthought:
Luckily, nobody will not even think of taking his idiocy seriously…
For previous posts on Lars Vilks and the Roundabout Dogs, see the Modoggie Archives.