Lars Vilks attacked in Sweden

A post at Jihad Watch on this is titled: “This is Sweden: Muslims shout ‘Allahu Akbar” as Lars Vilks is attacked.” He was giving a lecture on the topic of free speech.

Watch and listen to the video below.

The tendency, of-course, is to turn one’s face away from this kind of ugliness. But it keeps returning all the same, and with greater frequency.

From the AP:

Mohammed cartoon

A Swedish artist who angered Muslims by depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a dog was assaulted Tuesday while giving a university lecture about the limits of artistic freedom.

Lars Vilks told The Associated Press a man in the front row ran up to him and head-butted him during a lecture, breaking his glasses but leaving him uninjured. It wasn’t immediately clear what happened to the attacker.

Vilks has faced numerous threats over his controversial drawing of Muhammad with a dog’s body, but Tuesday’s incident was the first time he has been physically assaulted.

Earlier this year U.S. investigators said Vilks was the target of an alleged murder plot involving Colleen LaRose, an American woman who dubbed herself “Jihad Jane,” and who now faces life in prison. She had pleaded not guilty.