7 arrested in plot to kill Modog artist

Here Proffit! One of Vilks' roundabout dogs

Four men and three women have been arrested in Ireland over a plot to kill Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist who drew pictures of dogs with the head of Mohammed.

Vilks had a $100,000 bounty put on his head in 2007 by mythical al-Qaida leader, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi. An extra 50% was offered if he was “slaughtered like a pig” by having his throat cut.

According to The Independent report, some of the seven are Muslim converts.

The BBC, with impeccable impartiality, points out that it is only media reports which state that the arrested are Muslims

though a police statement did not confirm this.

Well, it’s true – they could be Mormons. Or dog lovers.

UPDATE: (14 March) Four have been released.

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