Everybody Draw Mohammed Day Update

“If it’s not the Crusades, it’s the cartoons.”
-Dubya

I am reminded by Mind Numbed Robot, (Everybody Draw Mohammed Day 2010) to direct you to these earlier TOC posts. I am sure you’ll enjoy them all, but I think April 26 is definitive:

Saturday, April 24, 2010
“Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”

Monday, April 26, 2010
Everybody Burn a Flag with Mohammed’s Image Day

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Accommodating diversity

Saturday, May 01, 2010
The Mohammed Image Archive

While I’m here, let me link some other comment of note today:

Everybody Draws Mohammed Day [Mark Steyn]

The New Free Speech Movement

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

You can tell what it is supposed to be from the post title.How Mohammed might have been drawn if South Park had ever actually depicted him.

H/T Openoffice Draw, without which this would have been even worse. I don’t know if software is able to have a fatwa declared against it. OO will just have to take its chances, I guess.

See also:

Announcing Blazingcatfur’s Everybody Draw Mohammed Day Contest Finalists..set to music too…a really Mohammedan enraging tune in fact

and…

Why We’re Having an Everybody Draw Mohammed Contest on Thursday May 20

The Mohammed Image Archive

Is here.

A sample:

“Mohammed’s Flight from Mecca in 622 AD; Algerian color postcard from the 1920s or ’30s. Mohammed is the figure entering the cave. The original postcard is in a private collection.
(Hat tip: Martin H.)”

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day is May 20th. Join in the centuries long tradition and add to the archive.

Accommodating diversity

…or, how to appease fanatics stuck in the 12th Century.

Not Even in South Park?
Russ Douthat – NYT

This is what decadence looks like: a frantic coarseness that “bravely” trashes its own values and traditions, and then knuckles under swiftly to totalitarianism and brute force.

‘South Park’ and the Informal Fatwa
Ayaan Hirsi Ali – WSJ

…do stories of Muhammad where his image is shown as much as possible. These stories do not have to be negative or insulting, they just need to spread the risk. The aim is to confront hypersensitive Muslims with more targets than they can possibly contend with.

Another important advantage of such a campaign is to accustom Muslims to the kind of treatment that the followers of other religions have long been used to. After the “South Park” episode in question there was no threatening response from Buddhists, Christians and Jews…

RTWTs