May 20, 2010

Happy Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

I'm no artist, but I did swipe one of the original Mohammed cartoons several years ago to create a satirical suicide bomber-themed clothing brand, "MOGOBANG - Sportswear for Infidels"

I think all of one person bought the shirt, but that wasn't the point; having the freedom to create such an item was. Muslims are attempting to undermine that freedom as they do so many others. In our society, such challenges to free speech rights cannot stand (and yes, that includes the right of Comedy Central to create a show mocking Christianity).

You don't have to like such speech, but you do have to tolerate it. Over at Pajamas Media, Zombie puts considerable thought into discussing the importance of such blasphemy in The New Free Speech Movement.

At Reason, they're having a drawing contest.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 20, 2010 06:34 AM

I cannot draw. I made a collage with some items around my apartment and photographed it. Mohammed's turban is a dishrag that was used this morning to wipe up some bacon grease. The glasses are US Navy issue aviator glasses. Mohammed's beard is my dirty, stinky, $h!tstained underwear. For an unartistic, uncreative guy, I think I did well.

Posted by: sean at May 20, 2010 09:57 PM