Cartoon Madness Update: “SÃ¤po reveals Swedish embassy threats,” from The Local, with thanks to Fjordman:
Sweden’s security police, SÃ¤po, has revealed that serious threats were directed at Swedish embassies abroad after the far right group Sweden Democrats published one of the pictures of the prophet Muhammad on its web site.
According to a letter from SÃ¤po, signed by the organisation’s boss Klas Bergenstrand, sent to the Chancellor of Justice, a competition run on the Sweden Democrats’ site to draw another Muhammad picture was widely reported in the mainstream Middle East media.
The first response to the drawing came in January via the embassy of a Muslim country. On January 31st Sweden’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had a meeting with ambassadors from Muslim countries, and just a few days later the Sweden Democrats published the drawing on its web site, reported GÃ¶teborgs-Posten.
The reaction was such that SÃ¤po considered there to be a risk that Swedish embassies, agency representatives and other institutions could be exposed to serious criminal attacks. In its letter to the Chancellor of Justice, the security police also stated that Swedes abroad could be in danger….