At one of his recent lectures, group of irate culture-enrichers threw eggs at the Swedish artist Lars Vilks, the man behind the Modoggies. Mr. Vilks, with his customary aplomb, proceeded to make an omelet out of the affair.
Nicolai Sennels has the report.
Swedish artist Lars Vilks takes revenge: Draws Mohammed on attackers’ egg
by Nicolai Sennels
I met the Swedish artist Lars Vilks at a lecture in the Danish Free Speech Society a couple of years ago. A very relaxed, friendly and polite man with a great sense of humor. He clearly does not makes his criticism of religions out of anger. He is what most artists are — politically aware — but while most suffer from Islamophobia (fear of Islam), Vilks dares to make fun of the history’s most sensitive prophet and his followers as well.
Some people say that art has to provoke in order to be art — but why do so few dare to provoke Muslims?
Lars Vilks was on Jihad Jane’s kill list for drawing the Rondellhund (a roundabout dog, a strange Swedish custom: a statue of a dog made of wood, metal, plastic, etc. and placed in a traffic roundabout) a dog with the face of Mohammed, their (always ‘their’) prophet.
At a recent lecture, Vilks showed a picture of their prophet Mohammed in front of a beer bottle, and 15 Arab looking men stood up, shouted their Islamonauseating slogan “Allahu Akhbar” and tried to spread Islamophobia (fear of Islam) by throwing eggs at Vilks. Vilks was quickly escorted out of the room by the police:
One of the eggs did not break, and Vilks managed to pick it up and bring it home. For revenge he drew their prophet on it and published the picture:
The Washington Post showed a clear sign of fear of Islam (Islamophobia) by omitting that the attackers screamed “Allahu Akhbar”…
For previous posts on Lars Vilks and the Roundabout Dogs, see the Modoggie Archives.
Nicolai Sennels is a psychologist and the author of “Among Criminal Muslims: A Psychologist’s experiences with the Copenhagen Municipality”.