Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who is on the death list of the terrorist network Al Qaeda because of his cartoons of Mohammed's escape an attack on Wednesday.My immediate thought was (after the routine one of why have I not seen any reports of this anywhere else) that clearly Allah is protecting that man. This is not the first attempt and they have all been unsuccessful. Long may that continue.
Vilks was with journalist Teresa Eder in the gallery Rönnquist & Rönnquist in Malmo doing an interview when an unknown man entered the gallery. He said he wanted to show Vilks a few works of art that were in a red suitcase. Vilks' bodyguard denied access to the man and asked him to show the contents of his suitcase in front of the gallery. When they discovered a firearm in it, they overpowered the man, five minutes later the Swedish police on site.
However, there is a curious addendum to the story, which is so daft that it might actually be true: it seems that the whole thing was a misunderstanding and the seventy-year old weapon was the work of art in question or, at least, one of them.