Albanianism: “We’re not the ones who burned cartoonist Lars Vilks’ house, even though he’s Islam’s greatest enemy and I’m seriously burned and our stuff was on his property that night…”

From Defendants in arson attack on Lars Vilks’ home say he is “Islam’s greatest enemy,” but deny attacking, of course

Priorities, eh? Anyway, they say it was a “barbecue accident.” Right, everybody barbecues with Molotov cocktails. Surely, there’s soon to be an Iron Chef episode where they’re the secret ingredient! “Brothers deny Lars Vilks arson attack,” from The Local, July 7 (thanks to Larry):

The trial of two brothers accused of fire-bombing the home of Swedish Muhammad cartoonist Lars Vilks opened on Tuesday with one of them describing the artist as “Islams’s greatest enemy”.

Artist Lars Vilks “is God’s enemy, he is the Prophet’s enemy, he is the Muslims’ enemy,” the eldest of the two brothers told the court in the southern city of Helsingborg, the TT news agency reported.

“He is Islam’s greatest enemy right now,” he added.

The news agency did not give the brothers’ names, but the Expressen tabloid identified them as Mentor and Mensur Alija, aged 21 and 19.

…The brothers, who are Swedish nationals of Kosovar origin, were arrested in May when several of their personal items were found outside the artist’s house after it was attacked with Molotov cocktails.

Although the fire blackened some of the house’s exterior it went out on its own without causing much damage. The artist was not at home at the time.

Both brothers have denied their involvement, even though Mensur Alija reportedly suffered serious burns on the night of May 15, when the attack occurred.

He has claimed he was involved in a barbecue accident.