DUBLIN — Irish police arrested seven Muslims for planning to kill a Swedish cartoonist who drew a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body.
In response, several Swedish papers reprinted the cartoons on Wednesday.
Several Swedish newspapers on Wednesday reprinted a controversial caricature of the Prophet Mohammed as a dog, the day after an alleged plot to murder the cartoonist was disclosed.
Stockholm tabloid Expressen said it decided to reprint the caricature “in support of freedom of speech.”
An editorial in the Dagens Nyheter daily said a “threat against (the cartoonist) is ultimately a threat against all Swedes.”
Irish police on Tuesday arrested four men and three women who they say planned to kill Lars Vilks. The Swedish cartoonist in 2007 drew a caricature of Prophet Muhammad’s head attached to the body of a dog to illustrate a newspaper editorial about freedom of expression and religion.