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September 18, 2007

Lars Vilks Now In Hiding After Bounty Put On Head For Muhammed Cartoon

Going into hiding after having a bounty placed on his head by Iraqi extremist Abu Omar al-Baghdadi -- with a bonus if the murderer is able to cut the cartoonist's throat -- hasn't kept Lars Vilks from staying in contact with the press. It has, however, provided him police protection and limited his return home to a brief trip to pick up some personal items. Swedish authorities have been quick and calm in seeking a resolution, and seem to have the support of Muslim organizations horrified by the call to murder. At issue is the August publication in a newspaper of a Vilks picture depicting Muhammed as a dog.
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