Swedish Mohammad cartoonist did not expect Muslim backlash

When Swedish artist Lars Vilks drew the Prophet Mohammad as a dog in 2007, the cartoon – which earned him death threats from radical Islamists and may have triggered a weekend attack in Copenhagen – was not intended to provoke Muslims. Its aim was to challenge political

correctness in the art world, he said after the sketch sparked an uproar in the Islamic world, and he had been naive to think its effect would be limited. Since then, Vilks has had a $100,000 bounty put on his head, received death threats and a firebomb in his house, been given a round-the-clock police guard and seen several would-be killers, including one calling herself Jihad Jane, sent to prison.

via ynetnews.com

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