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Lars Vilks' cartoon depicts Mohammed as a dog.

Cartoonist Lars Vilks Wins Prize For Courage From Danish Free Press Society

Each year, the Free Press Society of Denmark gives out the Sappho Award — a prize for courage in the advocacy of free speech, named after the Greek poet who serves as the Society’s icon. This year’s winner is cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has been dealing with death threats from Muslims in Europe ever since drawing a dog with Mohammed’s head in 2007.

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Cartoonist Lars Vilks After Copenhagen: ‘I’m Not Going to Let This Attack Scare Me’

Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, host of the free-speech conference in Copenhagen that came under attack this weekend – and quite possibly the primary target of the attackers, as he spent the last eight years living under an Islamist death sentence for drawing a cartoon of Mohammed – gave an interview to France24 after the attack, in which he declared he was not intimidated by the violence.