BOLD: Cartoonist Lars Vilks After Copenhagen, ‘I’m Not Going to Let This (Muslim) Attack Scare Me’

Published on February 16, 2015

Lars Vilks isn’t backing down against Islamic jihads targeted at him.

By John Hayward, Breitbart

Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, host of the free-speech conference in Copenhagen that came under attack this weekend – and quite possibly the primary target of the attackers, as he spent the last eight years living under an Islamist death sentence for drawing a cartoon of Mohammed – gave an interview to France24 after the attack, in which he declared he was not intimidated by the violence.

“To be honest, I don’t really see any other candidates,” he said on the subject of whether the Copenhagen assault was directed at him personally.  “I’m living with a very high level of threats against my life, so it makes sense that I was the one being targeted.”  As France24 notes, there have been several previous attempts on his life, including an arson attack against his house in 2010, and an American woman named Colleen LaRose (aka “Jihad Jane”) arrested in 2014 for organizing a plan to kill him.  A separate plot in 2014 led to the arrest of seven Irish citizens, a mixture of Middle Eastern immigrants and local converts to Islam.


Vilks refused to be intimidated by the latest in a long string of efforts to silence him permanently.  “I’m not going to let this attack scare me,” he declared.  “I’m going to continue just like I always have.”

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