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It's Everybody Draw Muhammed Day


I've been mulling over the significance of this effort. Perhaps if we did all draw our idea of this man, over time, the Muslims would become less sensitive about the issue. Or perhaps they will be more sensitive, because we are actively disrespecting their faith. In the Old Testament, Christians too were bidden to make no "graven images" (Exodus 20:4).

I for one have no idea what he looked like, and so if I did attempt the sketch it would be of a caricatured bearded Muslim. Perhaps a halo or some such symbol of his spiritual importance would ease the insult. I don't know. But I do offer to you that this is the day to create your visual representation of the great prophet Muhammed, in protest of censorship, with respect for the man and his path, and in humble appreciation of the complexity of our international and intercultural reality.

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day was an event held on May 20, 2010 in support of free speech and freedom of artistic expression of those threatened by violence for drawing representations of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. It began as a protest against censorship of an American television show, South Park, "201" by its distributor, Comedy Central, in response to death threats against some of those responsible for two segments broadcast in April 2010. Observance of the day began with a drawing posted on the Internet on April 20, 2010, accompanied by text suggesting that "everybody" create a drawing representing Muhammad, on May 20, 2010, as a protest against efforts to limit freedom of speech. (from Wikipedia 5/20/12)

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bobby1933
May. 20th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
Define Jesus day
How about a day when we all have to argue about whether Jesus was a prophet or a cynic or a stoic or an essene or a madman or an anarchist or a revolutionary or an autist or a heretical Jew or a Buudhist or a mythic figure or just a person irrelevant to non-Christians? Those who think he was God's Only Begotten Son could also have their input but they would have to listen to the other five billion of us who have other opinions.
liveonearth
May. 20th, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Define Jesus day
LOL. That would be awesome.
geordie
May. 21st, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately every mad raghead thinks that any time you draw a raghead you mean it to be their bloody prophet... who specifically didn't want his image to be venerated. So the mad raghjeads venerate it by making it a blasphemy to draw him at all.

Religion is insanity.

Edited at 2012-05-21 08:44 pm (UTC)
liveonearth
May. 21st, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
LOL. Raghead. I've heard towelhead before.
geordie
May. 21st, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
The British have a derogatory term for every nationality we have ever been involved with. We are Barbarians. :D
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