Swedish Cartoonist Goes Into Hiding

May 17, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Irish Times


Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist whose sketch of the Prophet Muhammad enraged many Muslims, has gone into hiding following an attempted arson attack on his home.

The attack came days after Vilks, who depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog in 2007, was head-butted while giving a lecture about freedom of speech at the University of Uppsala, about 70km from Stockholm.

He has started sleeping elsewhere since the attack against his home in Nyhamnslage, southern Sweden, on Friday.