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Everybody Draw Muhammad Day

Well, May 20, 2010 has come and gone, and the world is still here! Of course, we heard the usual rantings from ignorant Muslims the world over, and some of the more ignorant,  intolerant and stupid Muslim nations, like Pakistan, banned both YouTube and Facebook, to protect their religious lunatics from seeing what was happening. But, so far, there has been little in the way of violence by the unusually violent Muslims of the world. The most interesting thing, so far, is that the Facebook page, “Everybody draw Muhammad”, was hacked and taken down for a while, apparently by a hacker from a rising Islamic loony-bin country, Turkey. But, fear not defenders of liberty and free speech, the page is back on line.

This “event”, although of course not generally covered by the main stream media, has actually garnered a fair amount of interest on the internet. Brad Thor wrote an excellent article on why he supported “Everybody draw Muhammad day”, as did Sam Harris, in an article in the Huffington Post, appropriately titled “Loosing Our Spines to Save Our Necks“.

In it, Harris describes what has happened to Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders after he made the film “Fitna” (which can be seen in the sidebar of my web site.)

Wilders, who lives under perpetual armed guard due to death threats, recently released a 15 minute film entitled Fitna (“strife” in Arabic) over the internet. The film has been deemed offensive because it juxtaposes images of Muslim violence with passages from the Qur’an. Given that the perpetrators of such violence regularly cite these same passages as justification for their actions, merely depicting this connection in a film would seem uncontroversial. Controversial or not, one surely would expect politicians and journalists in every free society to strenuously defend Wilders’ right to make such a film. But then one would be living on another planet, a planet where people do not happily repudiate their most basic freedoms in the name of “religious sensitivity.”

Witness the free world’s response to Fitna: The Dutch government sought to ban the film outright, and European Union foreign ministers publicly condemned it, as did UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Dutch television refused to air Fitna unedited. When Wilders declared his intention to release the film over the internet, his U.S. web-host, Network Solutions, took his website offline.

In the article, Harris explains that danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard has been put under a death threat, and, as I described in a previous article, his home was attacked in February, 2010, by a crazed Muslim wielding an axe. (Is crazed Muslim redundant?) Fortunately, he was able to escape the attacker until the police arrived and shot the attacker. (Unfortunately, the attacker was not killed.)

This cartoon from the “Everybody draw Muhammad” web site clearly shows the irony in the situation with the Muslims that Harris brings up later in his article.

Harris goes on:

There is an uncanny irony here that many have noticed. The position of the Muslim community in the face of all provocations seems to be: Islam is a religion of peace, and if you say that it isn’t, we will kill you. Of course, the truth is often more nuanced, but this is about as nuanced as it ever gets: Islam is a religion of peace, and if you say that it isn’t, we peaceful Muslims cannot be held responsible for what our less peaceful brothers and sisters do. When they burn your embassies or kidnap and slaughter your journalists, know that we will hold you primarily responsible and will spend the bulk of our energies criticizing you for “racism” and “Islamophobia.”

Harris then goes on to explain that his first book, “The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason” was almost not published, because publishers were afraid of backlash from religious wackos. And, in this case, he was not talking about Islamic radicals. He was talking about Christian nutcases! Some people who even worked on the book project, like his agent and editor at the time, asked to have their names removed from the project for fears about their personal safety. I think this is a little extreme, since his excellent book  was primarily dealing with Christianity, and it has been a few hundred years since Christians went around burning people at the stake and committing other atrocities that we see every day, today, being committed by Muslims. In fact, I don’t remember anyone being killed, or even threatened with death, when the “Piss Christ” was published. In fact, “Piss Christ” actually won an award for the photographer who created it, Andres Serrano. It won the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s “Awards in the Visual Arts” in 1988. That prize included a $15,000 cash award. Money for this award came from such organizations as (not surprisingly) the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. But, that organization is also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a US government federally sponsored organization. (In other words, your tax dollars at work!) (1) (2)

Could you imagine what would have happened to an Islamic photographer who dunked a model of Muhammad into a glass of his own urine, photographed it, and then exhibited it? I think it is safe to say that he would not only not get an award sponsored, in part, by the Saudi government, but I suspect he would end up dead, like Theo van Gogh, after he and Ayan Hirsi Ali produced the film “Submission“. In fact, another of the “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” cartoons very accurately went to the twisted nature of Islamic justice, better known as sharia law. As the image below, featuring “Islamic Rage Boy” shows, many women who are raped in Islamic countries are stoned to death for having sex outside of  marriage! After all, if they were raped, they had sex with a man who was not their husband; thus the death penalty applies. (Of course, she might be granted a trial, but to prove her innocence, she would have to produce 2 male witnesses, or 4 female witnesses, who would testify that she was forcibly raped. Yea, like that is likely to happen.) (She would need twice as many female witnesses as male witnesses, by the way, because Sura 2:282 of the Koran states: “And let two men from among you bear witness to all such documents [contracts of loans without interest]. But if two men be not available, there should be one man and two women to bear witness so that if one of the women forgets (anything), the other may remind her.”)Of course, we are constantly told by the main stream media, and the politicians, that Islam is the “religion of peace”. I have always said that it is the “religion of pieces”, as in the pieces left after a bomb explodes. You are not told that Muslims, themselves, largely support terrorism, oppression of women, and other aspects of Islam that are totally antithetical to civilization.  In his article, Harris goes on to say:

The connection between the doctrine of Islam and Islamist violence is simply not open to dispute. It’s not that critics of religion like myself speculate that such a connection might exist: the point is that Islamists themselves acknowledge and demonstrate this connection at every opportunity and to deny it is to retreat within a fantasy world of political correctness and religious apology. Many western scholars, like the much admired Karen Armstrong, appear to live in just such a place. All of their talk about how benign Islam “really” is, and about how the problem of fundamentalism exists in all religions, only obfuscates what may be the most pressing issue of our time: Islam, as it is currently understood and practiced by vast numbers of the world’s Muslims, is antithetical to civil society. A recent poll showed that thirty-six percent of British Muslims (ages 16-24) believe that a person should be killed for leaving the faith. Sixty-eight percent of British Muslims feel that their neighbors who insult Islam should be arrested and prosecuted, and seventy-eight percent think that the Danish cartoonists should have been brought to justice. And these are British Muslims.

Occasionally, however, a lone voice can be heard acknowledging the obvious. Hassan Butt wrote in the Guardian:

When I was still a member of what is probably best termed the British Jihadi Network, a series of semi-autonomous British Muslim terrorist groups linked by a single ideology, I remember how we used to laugh in celebration whenever people on TV proclaimed that the sole cause for Islamic acts of terror like 9/11, the Madrid bombings and 7/7 was Western foreign policy. By blaming the government for our actions, those who pushed the ‘Blair’s bombs’ line did our propaganda work for us. More important, they also helped to draw away any critical examination from the real engine of our violence: Islamic theology.

As Sam Harris points out, you, as an average American citizen, have probably not even seen the original Mohammad cartoons that started the whole brouhaha. That is because most American publications self-censored and refused to publish the cartoons! One of the publications that did publish the cartoons (Free Inquiry) was rewarded by having their magazine banned from Waldenbooks and Borders!

For those of you have not seen the original 12 cartoons that started the whole controversy, and ignited the violence, I have them in an earlier article about how a publisher (Yale University Press), refused to publish the cartoons in a book about the cartoon controversy!

If we refuse to identify the enemy, we have no hope of defeating them! Islam is, arguably, the most dangerous force facing civilization. It must be stopped in it’s tracks. It must be defeated and totally destroyed! As Harris points out towards the end of his article, even heroic ex-Muslims, like Ibn Warraq, have stated that Islam must be criticized.

It is perverse for the western media to lament the lack of an Islamic reformation and willfully ignore works such as Wilders’ film, Fitna. How do they think reformation will come about if not with criticism? There is no such right as ‘the right not to be offended; indeed, I am deeply offended by the contents of the Koran, with its overt hatred of Christians, Jews, apostates, non-believers, homosexuals but cannot demand its suppression.

It is time we recognized that those who claim the “right not to be offended” have also announced their hatred of civil society.

As I go through the hundreds of “cartoons” published on the “Everybody draw Muhammad Day” cartoon site, I am reminded of previous issues about which I have written. One thing that is always true is that humor, or satire, is useless unless there is some truth to it. One of the themes running through the new cartoons is the fact that Muhammad was a pedophile. Some might argue with that, but the fact is that his favorite wife was Aisha. He married her when she was 6 years old. This is a simple fact. Having a 6 year old bride is pedophilia. That is a fact. Muslim apologists will argue that he did not consummate the marriage when she was 6. OK, fine. When did he consummate the marriage? WHEN SHE WAS 9 YEARS OLD. That, my readers, is pedophilia! Period! And, because Muhammad was “the perfect man” al-insan al-kamil, his actions are repeated by modern day Muslims. No lesser a madman than Iran’s late Ayatollah Khomeini married a 10 year old girl when he was 28.

The Ayatollah Khomeini himself married a ten-year-old girl when he was twenty-eight. Khomeini called marriage to a prepubescent girl “a divine blessing,” and advised the faithful: “Do your best to ensure that your daughters do not see their first blood in your house.”

Thus, you see some of the better cartoons.

One of my favorites, from years ago, is this depiction of Mohammad and Aisha.

If people don’t believe that marrying off children is out of control in Islamic countries, all you need to do is look at one of my earlier articles, “Just When I Thought That Islam Could Not Stoop To A Lower Level“. Of course, there were other pertinent cartoons, given this gross abomination of human rights.

And, as if this atrocity is not bad enough, Muslims are programming their children and infants to hate anyone who is not a Muslim, and, of course, especially Jews. One reason that there will never be peace in the Middle East, at least not for a few generations, is because the minds of the current Palestinian children have been so poisoned by Hamas and Hezbollah that there is little chance for them to recover. As many people have pointed out, if you teach a child something at a young enough age, and instill a true belief in that “something”, no matter how fictional or incorrect it may be, most children will carry that belief for life. After all, that is why so many people are religious. They are taught to believe in some god as pliable children, and no matter how ridiculous or unlikely those beliefs are shown to be, they cling to them in later life. One cartoon pointed out this brainwashing in a poignant way. It is very reminiscent of articles that I have published before where the brainwashing of Palestinian children by cartoon-like characters has been exposed. I pointed out one of the many tv shows that Palestinian children are subjected to watching in an earlier post where I pointed out that belief in man-made global warming is much like a religion in the way it tries to scare and indoctrinate children. There, I showed a particularly disgraceful global warming commercial, as well as a tv show that teaches Palestinian children to hate Jews.

Now, I have said for years that what we need to do is to try to deprogram the Muslims. Thus, our treatment of them in Gitmo, and other facilities, for the most part (excluding water boarding, which seems to work to some degree, at least at extracting intelligence) is totally wrong. By forcing our people to handle the Koran with white gloves, and to show incredible respect towards the rantings of a schizophrenic megalomaniac, is totally unproductive. We need to teach Muslims that the Koran is a book, like any other book. In it’s case, as in the case of the Bible, it is mostly a work of fiction. It is certainly not to be revered or taken seriously. Thus, Koranic toilet paper would be a good start in Islamic detention centers, as shown in this great cartoon.

We now know that many of the barbarians that we caught have returned to jihadism after being released. As I reported earlier, catch and release does not work. We need to condition these barbarians to hate Islam and all that it stands for. As I recently wrote, the worst thing that we could do in connection to the barbarian that tried to blow up Times Square a couple of weeks ago is to give him “Halal food” as he is demanding. He should be allowed pork and beans and nothing else. If he refuses, oh well. Since good cartoons mirror truth, I liked these entries.

And, I have to admit that I’ve always said that some sort of pork program could be instituted to protect normal citizens, as shown in this cartoon.

Of course, one of the other problems with Islam is the way that it has become a cancer upon Western civilization. Not only that, but organizations like CAIR (Conspiring Assortment of Islamist Racists) are trying to take over the world, using our laws of free speech AGAINST us. This has been documented in a new book, ” Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that’s Conspiring to Islamize America” , by P. David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry. In this book, Gaubatz managed to install himself into the bowels of this Islamist beast, and from that position expose the corruption and the goal to spread Islam around the world and to make it the dominant religion, even in America.

Some of the cartoons expressed this facet of Islam.

As Bat Ye’or frequently points out, Europe has almost become Eurabia, and will soon be, given the rates of Islamic immigration and the huge disparity between the birth rates of regular Europeans and Muslim Europeans.

And that really gets into the whole Islamic supremacist agenda. They intend to rule over your life, just like they have almost completely destroyed Europe and created Eurabia, as predicted by Bat Ye’or.

Another aspect of Islam is the sheer cultural clash. Clearly, Islam is not in tune with the rest of the world when it comes to interpersonal relations. This picture says it all! What a totally stark and disturbing separation between Islam and normal society. On the left, you see a normal couple showing affection for each other; on the right, you see a couple of Muslims.

Of course, how can the poor guy on the right know what he is sitting next to?

Of course, Westerners have ignored the Islamization of the world, and Europe in particular. Because of that, civilization is doomed. Even outrageous things like the genital mutilation of women, so common in Islamic nations, is ignored by the West. (Yes, I know it is also practiced by some non-Muslims, but it is largely a Muslim practice, but must be eliminated in all “cultures”.) Today, hundreds of thousands of women in the United States may be subject to genital mutilation. While most civilized people have no concept of female genital mutilation, courageous apostates from Islam, like Ayan Hirsi Ali and others, have written extensively about the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation, but most people in America are totally unaware of the practice.

There were so many other good cartoons and pictures. But, my favorite, which is not new, but which really expresses the truth about Islam like no other cartoon, is the one where “Muhammad Invents a New Religion”.

1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piss_Christ

2) http://monitor.net/monitor//9804a/nea.html

11 Comments

  1. Patrick Hyndman says:

    you know that you say all this stuff about muslims and the carzys that worship allah what do you think happened when that put out the last teptation of crist, and what about all the people that were killed in the name of chritianity and what about the fact that the muslum god is the same god that Moses worshuped, that thew jews worship and that the christans worship it is all the same god you stupid ass holes. and i am a Urish catholic that has gone threw all the rites aside from my last rights and have been a active and infulecal member of my community, all you people want to turn this world in to a religious debate and that is the exact reson this county was founded so that people could folow there own path to there own god and this faith isn’t even a diffrent god it is the same thing as saying Mormans are sent by satan becouse they don’t use the same word as we cristans use when call our god, well jews don’t use the same word Yaway( or however you properly spell it, depending on what dialect and what regon you are from and God forbit that we all speek and write a diffrent language becouse then the word GOD might be spelled diffrently or even other letters used in the word. you guys are all a bunch of drama queens and masters of misdurrection. fuck you, and my you actions dipict you eternty.

  2. Sheran says:

    you make fun of the venerated and respected figures. you are worse than pigs. Remember, as long as you indulge in such shameful dirty activities of making cartoons of holy personalities, u will remain sitting on a bomb. And the explosion will tear ur ass (which is just like your brain) into tiny little pieces.

  3. Jake says:

    Disgusting. It’s this very use of free speech that’s destroying America. Your recklessness is assuming that all people of Islamic faith are radicals and extremists. It is the popular belief in Islam that the “Jihad” is an inner stuggle with faith, not a war against non believers. Don’t feed into propaganda, and don’t perpetuate it.

  4. Harrison says:

    The picture from Little Pigs BBQ is OBVIOUSLY photoshopped; and, seeing as I am all but a part of the loving family that owns that restaurant, I request that you immediately take that image down from your website as it inaccurately represents the business and its owners. My best friend is Islamic, I am gay, and we have adopted black cousins in this family…remember, not every image that you see online is real – forget the fact that your views are backwoods and not worth the time you spent posting them.

  5. admin says:

    If you are, actually, gay, and your best friend is Islamic, I would recommend that you be very afraid, since your best friend is OBLIGATED, under Sharia law, to kill you. Also, if you have Black friends, you had best remember that they are only slaves under Islam. In fact, there is no word for “black”, other than SLAVE, in Arabic. So, your best friend is not only obligated to kill you, but he considers your adopted black cousins as slaves. Think about that! Pretty horrendous in my view.

  6. Kara says:

    Your blog is ridiculous…you titled it oh-so very appropriately, considering you must be their LEADER (of stupid people, that is; just wanted to make sure you were following along)…it must be such a lovely fantasy world that you live in, where everything is so black and white…the “good” guys over here and the “bad” guys over there. Wow…never mind considering the unique and sacred individuality of every person born on earth, nope, let’s just lump everyone into their convenient little categories and ignore all of the evidence that each person should be considered on a case-by-case basis, regardless of their religion or national origin. By the way, about half the stuff you spew is either partially distorted or outright false. You sink your own ship with your ignorance. Have a nice trip down to the depths of your own stupidity.

    I could say so much more, but I won’t waste my time, as most certainly all intelligent thought will be lost on you.

    “Never argue with idiots. People watching may mistake you for one.”

  7. admin says:

    To Kara;
    I don’t normally reply to comments, but in your idiotic case, I made an exception. I gather from your post that you believe that you can imagine some way in which people going on a rampage and burning and murdering is somehow justified by other people producing cartoons that lampoon a person who was provably an insane, epileptic, barbarian, megalomaniac, pedophile who invented a religion called Islam. Sorry, I don’t agree. We all know that if similar cartoons were produced about Jesus (who, unlike Mohammed, probably never even existed), the world would sigh a big “ho hum”. Nobody would be killed, no buildings would be burned, and the press would not even mention the issue. There is no justification, under any circumstances, for a person killing, burning, and pillaging due to cartoons, stories, jokes, movies, pictures, or paintings. Unfortunately, because Mohammed was insane, and had a lot of mental problems that we understand today and were even proclaimed by his contemporaries, but that were ignored by his cult, we have over 1 billion people, today, imitating the actions of a certifiable nutjob. Who knows, in another 1000 years, we may have to face a similar problem with followers of latter day nutjobs, such as David Koresh, Charles Manson, Jim Jones, L Ron Hubbard, and John Smith. (Oh, sorry, we already have the Scientologists who follow L Ron Hubbard and the Mormons who follow John Smith. My bad.)

    To somehow criticize the Mohammed cartoons is like blaming the wacky minister, Terry Jones, who burned a Koran for the murders committed in Afghanistan. Im sorry, but burning a Koran is NOT a crime; murdering someone is. While I think that burning a Koran is a rather stupid action, there is no way that it should be restricted. In fact, as I have said, I believe that one of the biggest problems with Gitmo is that we show extreme respect for a book dictated by an insane, epileptic, barbarian, megalomaniac, pedophile. We do not (or at least should not) respect that book any more than we respect Mein Kampf, written by another insane person. They are both the rantings of an insane narcissist. Rather than literally handling the Koran with kid gloves, we should encourage it’s use as toilet paper, although that is glorifying it to an unnecessary degree. Our stupidity in treating prisoners in Gitmo with respect, and our “catch and release” policy has resulted in many former prisoners returning to the field of battle as jihadists and killing more of our soldiers and innocent civilians.
    If I read your comment correctly, you seem to be handicapped in your understanding of Islam. If so, Elbert Hubbard’s comment might apply: “Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.”

  8. Ethanali says:

    physician heal thyself

  9. Momo says:

    Great article and very true. As for the whiny pos muslims here, GET OVER IT. This is never going to go away. As long as you remain intolerant towards the west and other free countries we will do what we can to mock you until you see the error of your own hypocritical ways.

  10. e-vampire says:

    Not that Christians are better. But this is an EPIC article.

  11. nasir says:

    i like it very very much and its near to truth as being human nature

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