As We Lose Our Fortitude, A Swede Finds The Testicular Kind

Written by Audrey Russo on April 14, 2013

Lars_Vilks_2010“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” ~ Alexander Hamilton

The desire for liberty resides in man’s DNA. It cries out from the depths of every heart, placed there by the Creator of liberty. Lovers of liberty know this as they know each breath. The peril begins when generations born in liberty lose a sense of its worth … and foolishly become Esau selling this incomparable gift for a pot of stew … like acceptance.

Sadly, the West has been doing this for decades. A practice of intellectual laziness which led them to a fool’s table to feast upon a daily fare of false guilt, and slowly but surely they have allowed those of pernicious ideologies to cause them to shrink from truth and all that is good, for fear of being unpleasantly labeled.

And so we find ourselves in untenable positions globally. Europe is in the vanguard of this moral decline … led by poser parliamentarians of the people … all the way down the road to a tripling of the immigrant population of those following a deviant ideology cloaked in religion. A “religion” that demands, by its bloodthirsty draconian fist, that ALL governments and peoples adhere to its precepts.

That ideology, which birthed in 610 AD, is Islam. And it has among its fruit: Bigotry; misogyny, slavery, torture, murder … just to name a few…

Sweden, a country who’s Muslim population has doubled since 2008, has been experiencing the harvest of the misnomered “religion of peace’” Violent Muslim rape gangs (Oslo, Norway, Muslim immigrants were involved in two out of three rape charges in 2001, in Denmark the same, and even higher in the city of Copenhagen with 3 out of 4 rape charges), and arsonists are some of the assorted horrors Swedes have to contend with. Malmo, Sweden … where the Muslim population is now 25% … Jewish families are fleeing due to the threat of Muslim violence against them. Anyone who is a kafir (infidel or unbeliever in Islam) and even SPEAKS about Islam or their faux prophet, is subject to the harsh judgment of Muhammed’s minions … which usually means death.

Few in the West have shown the mettle to confront these maniacal Mohammedans. But among the few in Europe, one intrepid artist deserves to be on display…

Many are aware of the controversy that arose in 2007 of the Muhammed cartoons. The artist is Lars Vilks. An intrepid Swede who holds a Ph.D. in art history from Lund University, and has worked at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Vilks was also a professor in art theory at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts. Though Vilks is an academically trained art theorist, he’s a self-taught artist.

In 2007, he made a series of drawings depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a roundabout dog. The drawings were initially intended to be shown at a local art exhibition at Tällerud in Värmland, Sweden in July 2007 but were removed from the exhibition by the organizers, expressing security concerns and fear of violence from Muslims (hmm … I thought Islam was a religion of peace). Several other venues refused the work, also citing the same concerns.

The controversy picked up internationally following the publishing of one of the drawings by the Örebro-based regional newspaper Nerikes Allehanda to illustrate an editorial on self-censorship and freedom of religion. This publication led to protests from Muslim organizations in Sweden as well as condemnations from several foreign governments including Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Jordan, in addition to the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which also called for the Swedish government to take “punitive actions” against Vilks (and they weren’t referring to a time-out).

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Audrey Russo is the Host of the weekly REELTalk Radio Show (NYC). Audrey writes a column for and handles Middle East/National Security/Terrorism/Cultural Issues, and her articles can be read in several other news/opinion journals. She is also a contributor on Audrey's Radio Show can also be heard on the Leading Edge Radio Network. Audrey is also an active member of the NYC performing arts community as a singer and actor.