May 20th IS the first annual 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day'
In this post, I reported briefly on Molly Norris and her joke that got taken very seriously by a good number of people who are disturbed and angered by a group of violent psychopaths who want to force their idolatry of the Prophet Mohammed (peas be upon him) onto the rest of world, along with the oppression and suppression that goes along with it.
As I said in that post, it was clear to me that Norris was joking from the get-go and that she was simply drawing a silly cartoon that no more depicted Mohammad than Matt Stone and Trey Parker had on "South Park" earlier that week.
Norris' mistake was to invent a fictitious "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" as part of her gag. She apparently was unaware of the level of frustrating and anger that exists over the fascist terrorists who are the public face of the "Religion of Peace." She did not see that her gag could be seized upon as a way for the voiceless to speak out.
Norris disavows any involvement in any real "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day," as she continues to say over and over with cartoons on her website (visit it here). That is a shame, but it is her right to be cowed and to apologize for speaking the truth, even if I hope I never end up like that.
But, DESPITE what Norris would wish, DESPITE what Islamo-fascists would wish, DESPITE what I said in my original post on this topic, "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" is becoming a reality. And this is a good thing.
Everyday common citizens are standing up to these thugs, because it's increasingly clear that major media outlets and even our governments will not do so.
On May 20th, I will take part in "Everybody Draw Muhammed Day." I will be posting original cartoons here and at "Shades of Gray." It's been at least a decade since I've put pen-to-paper in this fashion, so they won't be very good (and probably not all that funny), but at least they will be here. If you want to take part, I will happily post cartoons you create, or you can send them to these sites that are also dedicated to make what started as a joke a reality:
Freedom of expression has been under assault from these mentally diseased people since at least 1989 when the senile (or possibly syphilis-ridden) Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Supreme Leader of Iran, issued a fatwa calling on all good Muslims to kill author Salman Rushdie and his publishers for the novel "The Satanic Verses." (You can read about that incident and the murders committed by the worshippers of Muhammed [may pits be upon him]here. You can also read about the REAL Satanic Verses here.)
The crazed cultists were not quite as visible back in those days, but even then they issued death threats. I got one myself, and I cherish it as a badge of honor to this day. When the government of Iran upped their bounty on Rushdie (issued in conjunction with Khomeini's fatwa, because apparently Good Muslims need millions of dollars to contemplate committing murder), I wrote a column for a paper on the topic that was similar in tone to the Mad Muslim posts you find around here. A Good Muslim wrote in that she had seen me crossing the street the day the column ran and that she had thought about running me over with her car for insulting the Holy Men of Islam and the Good Muslims who heed their words. An apology was demanded by her and many other letter writers. None was given, except in a very sarcastic follow-up column.
I didn't give an inch to Muslim psychos and bullies then. If put in the same position today, I wouldn't give an inch now. (Of course, my columns would probably never even have been printed today.)
Twenty years hence, the efforts to silence speech they don't agree with continue on the part of the Cult of the Prophet Muhammed (piss be upon him) are more virulent and violent than ever. Every unwarranted apology and every attempt to show them respect only emboldens them and makes them demand more concessions and silence from those they don't agree with. They are now issuing death threats for NOT showing images of their idol, as we saw a couple weeks back with Trey Parker and Matt Stone's "South Park."
"Everybody Draw Muhammed Day" is a must. I hope everyone reading this will participate.
If you want to post your cartoon here, send it to me by May 19 as a jpg attachment to email@example.com. (You can also send it to any of the sites linked above... or perhaps even post it to you your own site. But I and the others can protect your anonymity of you fear for your safety....)