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Saturday, February 14, 2015

One Man Dead, 3 Police Wounded, Free Speech in Europe in Critical Condition

40 more nails in the coffin of Free Speech in Europe
Gunmen killed one person and injured three police officers during a free speech debate in Copenhagen attended by a controversial Swedish cartoonist, officials said.

The French ambassador was also present at the debate.

Reports say up to 40 shots were fired during the attack and a manhunt has been launched.

Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks has faced death threats after drawing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. He was not harmed during the Copenhagen attack.

Shortly after the shooting, a message appeared on the Twitter feed of French ambassador Francois Zimeray saying he was still alive.

Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks walking in the streets of Stockholm, 2010
Vilks is known for drawing the Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog in 2007
The area around the venue is under lockdown, the BBC's Malcolm Brabant reports.

Police have erected cordons and are searching a nearby park, he adds.

There were reports that police were hunting two gunmen, but this is unconfirmed.

Emergency services gather outside a venue after shots were fired where
an event titled "Art, blasphemy and the freedom of expression" was being held
  in Copenhagen, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015
Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks has faced death threats for many years. Vilks stoked controversy in 2007 by drawing pictures of the Prophet Muhammad dressed as a dog.

An organiser of the event, Helle Merete Brix, said she clearly considered the incident as an attack on Mr Vilks, reported the Associated Press news agency.

In 2010 two brothers tried to burn down the cartoonist's house in southern Sweden and were imprisoned for attempted arson.

Today's shooting (not coincidentally at a free speech debate), death threats against Mr Vilks, attempted arson of his home, the burning of the Hamburger Morgenpost in Hamburg, Germany last month are assaults on free speech. Such assaults will only increase unless Europeans abandon free speech in regard to the False Prophet. Truth and freedom of thought and expression have no place in Islam!

Unless action is taken now, the day will come when we will all be saying, "Je suis Islam"! Are you ready for that?