Swedish artist on al Qaeda's hit list has no regrets

March 11, 2015 10:14 AM

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Swedish artist on al Qaeda's hit list has no regrets

MALMO, Sweden (Reuters) - His public appearances are canceled, friends shy away and he is confined to a safehouse but Swedish artist Lars Vilks, twice targeted by Islamist assassins, says he has no regrets even though he feels like those who wish him dead are winning.

The 68-year-old sparked outrage among Muslims in 2007 with a drawing portraying the Prophet Mohammad as a dog. That led an al Qaeda-linked Iraqi group to place a $100,000 bounty on his head.

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