“He was fined 5,000 kroner ($1,000) in 2011 for making a series of insulting and degrading statements about Muslims.” Note the bias. “Insulting and degrading” according to whom? Islamic supremacists have a long history of considering truths about Islam that they would prefer not be known “insulting and degrading” when noted by non-Muslims.
This AP report also says that the International Free Press Society “claims press freedom is under threat from Islam.” Obviously it is: the bias of this article shows that.
Hedegaard, who hosted me to speak in Copenhagen in 2009, was not cowed by the attempt to silence him through legal means. Now it appears that the foes of free speech are ratcheting up their war against those who defend it.
“Report: Gunman fires at anti-Islam writer, misses,” from the Associated Press, February 5:
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish media are reporting that an unknown gunman has tried to shoot a Danish writer and historian who is a prominent critic of Islam.
TV2 News and the Politiken news site say Lars Hedegaard was not injured in the shooting.
Both say the gunman came up to Hedegaard’s Copenhagen home Tuesday on the pretext of delivering a package, and then fired at least one shot but missed the writer.
Copenhagen police confirmed that there had been a shooting without injuries. They wouldn’t say whether Hedegaard was the intended target.
Hedegaard heads the International Free Press Society, a group that claims press freedom is under threat from Islam.
He was fined 5,000 kroner ($1,000) in 2011 for making a series of insulting and degrading statements about Muslims.