Swedish papers reprint Modog in support of Vilks

Two Three of Sweden’s largest daily newspapers, Dagens Nyheter, Expressen and a local daily, today published one of Lars Vilks’ controversial Modog cartoons in the wake of the recent “Jihad Jane” assassination plot.

In its editorial, Dagens Nyheter said,

A threat against him is, in the end, a threat against all Swedish people.

Expressen made similar noises:

[…[ to defend freedom of expression which is more and more threatened”.

An open society must show that it will not give in to threats, that it is ready to fight for freedom of expression.

Meanwhile, Vilks himself remains as composed as ever.

I’m not shaking with fear, exactly.

UPDATE: (12 March) A Vilks Modog has also been shown on Swedish TV channel STV.

2 Responses to “Swedish papers reprint Modog in support of Vilks”

  1. Summer says:

    I am glad to know there are people/newspapers with a back bone.
    Mr. Vilks and the newspapers will be in my prayers.

  2. barriejohn says:

    That’s the way to stop the publication of these “offensive” cartoons – make a big fuss about them – hahahahaha!!!!!