Friday, February 10, 2006

Swedish security police shut down Mohammed cartoon site   posted by dobeln @ 2/10/2006 12:16:00 AM

This is the most breathtaking example of multiculturalism in action I have encountered in quite some time, as well as breaking news:

The Swedish security police (SAPO) intervened last night against the site of far-right political party Sverigedemokraterna (sd), getting their Internet provider to shut down their site (

As far as I have been able to make out, there was not even a court-order involved. (The site is now back up, without the drawings...)The party had been holding a "Draw Mohammed" contest, which in turn created bad blood in the middle east. (The usual suspects: Hezbollah et. al.)

The foreign minister justified the action with the party creating a danger to Swedish interests abroad.

All the links are in Swedish so far, but hopefully some english-language information should be available soon-ish.

UPDATE: The Stockholm Spectator has a post in english up - not much additional info, but I suspect they will keep on this case. Worth a look.

UPDATE II: It appears the Security Police merely placed a friendly phonecall to the ISP of Sverigedemokraterna "informing them of the situation". Oh well then, never mind.