Lars Vilks Wiki
Lars Vilks Biography
Who was Lars Vilks ?
Lars Vilks was reportedly traveling in a civilian police vehicle that collided with a truck near the southern Swedish city of Markaryd.
Lars Endel Roger Vilks Lanat was a Swedish visual artist and activist whose drawings of Muhammad resulted in at least two failed attempts by Islamic extremists to murder him. He also created the sculptures, Nimis and Arx, made of driftwood and rock, respectively. Wikipedia
Two policemen were also killed and the truck driver was injured.wikipedia
Vilks, 75, was living under police protection after receiving death threats over the cartoon.
The cartoon, published in 2007, offended many Muslims who consider the visual representation of the Prophet blasphemous. It came a year after a Danish newspaper published cartoons of the Prophet.
Police have not released the identity of those killed in Sunday’s incident, but Vilks’s partner confirmed his death to the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.
A statement from police said it was not yet clear how the collision occurred, but initially there was nothing to suggest that anyone else was involved.
The cartoon caused outrage and prompted then-Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to meet with ambassadors from 22 Muslim countries in an attempt to defuse the situation.
Soon after, al-Qaeda in Iraq offered a $ 100,000 (£ 73,692) reward for his murder.
In 2015, Vilks attended a debate on freedom of expression that was the target of a firearms attack in Copenhagen. He said that he was probably the target of the attack, which killed a film director.
How old was Lars Vilks ?
He was June 20, 1946, Helsingborg, Sweden.
October 3, 2021
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