Mohammed Cartoonist Lars Vilks Survives Assassination Attempt By Muslims At Free Speech Event In Copenhagen: 1 Dead, 3 police injured

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Live coverage by Danish TV

Copenhagen Police confirm that three officers hit by gunfire. The shots fell on Oesterbro against Krudttønden.

Helle Merete Brix from Lars Vilks Committee called the shooting a clear assassination attempt against the Swedish Muhammad cartoonist and art historian.

The French ambassador was also present at the meeting, but is unharmed, he writes on Twitter.

From AP – Shootout at Copenhagen cafe free speech event h/t Xavier

Telegraph – Copenhagen shooting during debate on Islam: live

Thirty shots have been fired at a Copenhagen cafe, where a meeting about freedom of speech was being held – organised by a Swedish artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad. Latest here


From RT

Three police officers were wounded at a shooting in a Copenhagen café hosting a freedom of speech debate. The French ambassador and Swedish artist Lars Vilks, known for drawing controversial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, were reportedly at the event.

The two assailants are still at large, according to Danish media.

The French ambassador François Zimeray had just finished speaking at the event as the shots were fired. Later he confirmed in a tweet he was unharmed.


More – Shots fired near Danish meeting attended by controversial artistTT news agency

Shots fired at Lars Vilks meeting in Copenhagen

BREAKING: Shots have been fired at meeting in Copenhagen attended by controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks, known for his depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, according to Danish media reports. The artist himself was unhurt, but several police officers were injured, according to the reports.

Muslim reaction to the news was instantaneous – I believe she deleted the tweet, below is a screenshot preserved for posterity

Muslim reaction to Copenhagen shooting


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