And The Winner of The Everybody Draw Mohammad Contest is…
“If it’s not the Crusades, it’s the cartoons.”
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
Saturday, May 01, 2010
The Mohammed Image Archive
While I’m here, let me link some other comment of note today:
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.
“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.
…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…