[By Lars Vilks. Source: United Associations For a Free Iran.]
Here is an excerpt from Lars Ströman's (editorial writer of the Swedish newspaper, Nerikes Allehanda) article, The right to ridicule a religion.
"I think the drawings are good. But there is also a sense of fear here at the local heritage centre that it will lead to problems and conflict," says Märtha Wennerström, responsible for the art exhibition in Tällberg (SvD 21/7).
So art galleries are allowing themselves to be frightened by a diffuse threat. They are giving the message that it is easy to be frightened into silence.
The right to freedom of religion and the right to blaspheme religions go together. They presuppose one another. (www.na.se, 08/28/07.)
Related: My post, RELIGION OF PEACE.
Related: Allen Forkum's post, Opus Akbar.
In the news:
Vandals burn copies of Nerikes Allehanda - The Local.
Swedish Muslim group plans to sue newspaper for Prophet Muhammad drawing - International Herald Tribune.
Lars Vilks has received a death threat from a woman on the west coast of Sweden - Göteborgs-Posten.
Media and Prime Minister rally around cartoonist - The Local.
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