What Really Happened to Lars Felix?
Larch Felix, the Swedish cartoonist who drew satirical cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad has been killed in a traffic accident in Southern Sweden on Sunday 3rd of October 2021.
It occurred that Felix was traveling on Sunday in a police car that collided with a truck near Markarid, southern Sweden.
Larch Felix died alongside two policemen and the injury of the driver of the vehicle.
Prior to his death, Felix was living under police protection after receiving death threats for his drawings of the Prophet Muhammad.
Larch Felix, 75, drew a dog with the face of a man he said belonged to the Prophet Muhammad, angering Muslims around the world in 2007 after the cartoons were published.
Muslims believe that depicting the Prophet Muhammad is blasphemy. Felix’s cartoons appeared a year after a Danish newspaper published another series of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Police have refused to release the identity of those killed in Sunday’s accident but a colleague of Vilks was confirmed dead in the accident.
A police statement said it was still not clear how the crash occurred, but there was no indication that anyone was behind it in principle.
A witness told the press that the vehicle was traveling at a high speed and lost its balance before it overturned in front of a truck whose driver could not avoid the collision, which caused huge fires.