Cowards: After Muslim attack, Swedish university will no longer host Mohammed cartoonist 

A few days ago, Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist who drew Mohammed as a dog, was attacked by someone shouting  Allahu Akbar! while giving a lecture on free speech at a Swedish university. Well, now university officials have responded by announcing they probably won’t invite Vilks back:

For Mr. Vilks, who has booby-trapped his own house and says he sleeps with an ax beside his bed, the right to unfettered speech – regardless of whether it offends Muslims – is a point of principle. “This must be carried through. You cannot allow it to be stopped,” he told the Associated Press, saying he wouldn’t hesitate to give the address again.

But the university apparently disagrees. Officials said they would “not likely” invite Vilks again because of the incident. In some quarters, the university’s reponse is adding to concerns that violence and threats from some members of the Muslim community are effectively muzzling free speech.

Congratulations, the terrorists have won.

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