Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist who was attacked at a university while lecturing on free speech, remains defiant against extreme
religious views that censor free speech through intimidation.
While the university doesn’t seem keen on inviting the cartoonist again for the lecture, the artist has expressed anguish over the fact that the incident showed the worrying trend of certain individuals and groups trying to restrict the freedom of expression.
“What you get is a mob deciding what can be discussed at the university,” Vilks said.
“I’m ready to go up again. This must be carried through. You cannot allow it to be stopped,” he added.