CARTOONS TO DIE FOR – Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

By El Marco

Humor-challenged “Religion of Peace” is out for blood.

Today is “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”. If you don’t know what that is I will try to explain. It all started on September 30, 2005, when the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, published twelve drawings of Islam’s founder, Mohammed. The cultural editor of the paper commissioned the twelve drawings after he became aware that artists were unwilling to work with a children’s book author on a book about Islam and Mohammed. Apparently, artists were fearful of Europe’s increasingly violent and overtly radical muslim population.

Although the publication of the “Danish cartoons” provoked only local peaceful protest, a group of “Danish Imams” seized the opportunity to create conflict. In the months following publication, the troublemaking Imams toured the middle east with a folio that included the twelve drawings as well as others which they falsely attributed to the newspaper.  The extra images included depictions that the Imams said were meant to show Mohammed as a pig. Mark Steyn commented:

… the three most offensive of the “Danish cartoons” — including the one showing Mohammed as a pig —were not by any Jyllands-Posten cartoonists but were actually faked by Scandinavian imams for the purposes of stirring up outrage among Muslims. As Mr Gillespie says:

It is nothing less than amazing that holy men decrying the desecration of their religion would create such foul images, but there you have it. It is as if the pope created “Piss Christ” and then passed it off as the work of critics of Catholicism.

So, if it really is a sin to depict Mohammed, then these imams will be roasting in hell. (Unless, of course, taqqiya permits Muslims to break their own house rules for the purpose of sticking it to the infidels.)

But, that aside, the clerics’ action underlines what’s going on: the real provocateurs are the perpetually aggrieved and ever more aggressive Islamic bullies — emboldened by the silence of “moderate Muslims” and the preemptive capitulation of western media.

They lied to incite violence and in the riots that followed, at least 139 people were killed in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and most of all in Nigeria. In the last four and a half years, embassies have been burned in a number of countries, and muslim threats of violence against artists, newspapers, and book publishers are daily occurrences.

The above photograph shows a man in New York City wearing the most famous of the twelve Danish cartoons. It is known as Bombhead Mohammad. In 2006, I was photographing a rally of Hisbolla supporters and their American communist allies in Brooklyn. As they chanted for the death of Israel, this young Dutchman in an artistic act of defiance to Islamo-nazism approached with a video camera. He instantly received an extremely spittle laden reaction from the Islamists and Marxists. The police intervened immediately and ordered him to put away his camera and leave the area for his own safety. Two policemen guarded his back as he left the area.

Kurt Westergaard, the Danish cartoonist who drew Bombhead Moe for Jyllands-Posten, has been forced to live under police protection for years. In January, 2010 he was attacked in his home by an axe-wielding Islamist. Westergaard narrowly escaped death, and police shot the Somali jihadist after he threw the axe at them.

… the assailant had close relations to Al-Shabaab, a Somali terror group, as well as to Al-Qaeda leaders in eastern Africa. He had been under surveillance by intelligence, although not in connection with any plot against Westergaard.

He has been the intended victim of at least two plots foiled by police. In one, two Tunisians planned to decapitate him in his home.

Two other would-be attackers from Chicago were charged in October with planning to kill Westergaard and Flemming Rose, the cultural editor of Jyllands-Posten who has called the bomb cartoon “a great cultural icon of the 21st century”.

He puts a brave face on his plight. “At my age you are not so much afraid any more,” he told The Sunday Times last year. He has no regrets about the cartoon, whose original is locked in a bank vault, defending Denmark’s tradition of democracy and freedom of speech. He seems resigned to a life on the run. “This will go on for the rest of my life. There is no way out,” he said. TIMES UK

In 2008, another moslem group planning the cartoonists murder was detected and arrested which prompted Westergaard to create the drawing below.

Here is his description of the drawing:

“It is me on the right. My head is about to explode of anger concerning the insult to my person. At the same time I am angry about the actions of terror in New York, Madrid and London. I had a special personal relation to New York. I loved to sit in the wonderful bookstore, Borders, in the World Trade Center. To the left I have added the old drawing of Mohammad, because it started it all. The hare symbolizes my own personal courage, which is not that big. It is the part of me, which maybe prefers to get away, and that cannot control everything.”  Infidel Bloggers

Sadly Westergaard’s life has been shattered and he now is trying to put the evil eastern genie back in the bottle.

Islamic terrorist intimidation has gone so far that Comedy Central TV network has now imposed censorship on the equal-opportunity offenders Matt Stone and Trey Parker for one of their milder episodes of the cartoon show South Park. In the censored episode that was aired, but later “pulled”, Buddha is shown snorting cocaine off a table while Jesus sits next to him surfing pornography on a laptop. Comedy Central did not deem those images offensive enough for censorship. Much milder images of Mohammed were blacked out by the network, and even the word Mohammed was deemed to risky to air and repeatedly bleeped. Matt Stone and Trey Parker, who are from Colorado, received death threats after the program aired.

Outraged by the threats to Stone and Parker a young Seattle cartoonist named Molly Norris sent an email poster to bloggers calling them to action. She wrote: “We hereby deem May 20, 2010, as the first annual “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!” Do your part to both water down the pool of targets and, oh yeah, defend a little something our country is famous for (but maybe not for long? Comedy Central cooperated with terrorists and pulled the episode) the first amendment” Her appeal went viral. A Facebook page was established, and fans linked went from 39,000 on May 18 to 52,000 May 19th. Norris has since backed away, hoping to avoid the state of terror that Westergaard lives with.

Moslem cartoon protest New York City

Many Moslems claim that images of Mohammed are forbidden by Islam, but that assertion is discredited by their own long historical record of creating such images. The blogger and citizen-journalist, Zombie, has done groundbreaking work compiling that history.

In 1999, Islamic art expert Wijdan Ali wrote a scholarly overview of the Muslim tradition of depicting Mohammed. In that essay, Ali demonstrates that the prohibition against depicting Mohammed did not arise until as late as the 16th or 17th century, despite the media’s recent false claims that it has always been forbidden for Muslims to draw Mohammed. Until comparatively recently in Islamic history, it was perfectly common to show Mohammed…  Even after the 17th century, up to modern times, Islamic depictions of Mohammed (especially in Shi’ite areas) continued to be produced. –  Zombietime

Mohammed said, “I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers are women. “ Vol. 1:28, 301; Vol. 2:161; Vol. 7:124 of Hadith: “Sahih Al-Bukhari”

Mohammed’s teachings are included in what is called “Hadith.” The “Hadith” is a record of Mohammed’s words and deeds according to his wives, relatives, and companions.  Next to the Quran, it is the most important part of Islamic law; its teachings are just as binding.  Al Bukhari is accepted by most Muslims as the authentic words of Mohammed. –  Islam Review

On February 17th, 2006, as cartoon anger and violence spread throughout the world, moslems in New York staged a protest in front of the Danish Consulate, near the United Nations Building. Moslem girls (photo above) were bussed from the Al-Noor school in Brooklyn to march and scream slogans in Arabic. About half the girls did not look very happy about being forced to participate. Women in Islam have good reason to fear Allah.

Mohammed, along with Buraq and Gabriel, visit Hell, and see a demon punishing “shameless women” who had exposed their hair to strangers. For this crime of inciting lust in men, the women are strung up by their hair and burned for eternity. Persian, 15th century.

The Prophet (the blessing and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “I saw paradise and stretched my hands towards a bunch (of its fruits) and had I taken it, you would have eaten from it as long as the world remains. I also saw the Hell-fire and I had never seen such a horrible sight. I saw that most of the inhabitants were women.” The people asked: “O Allah’s Apostle! Why is it so?” The Prophet (the blessing and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Because of their ungratefulness.” It was asked whether they are ungrateful to Allah. The Prophet (the blessing and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “They are ungrateful to their companions of life (husbands) and ungrateful to good deeds.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari, Dr. Muhammad Matraji, tr. (New Delhi: Islamic Book Service, 2002), Number 1052

Next, Mohammed sees women strung up by hooks thrust through their tongues by a green demon. Their crimes were to “mock” their husbands and to leave their homes without permission. Persian, 15th century .

[Muhammad said], “O women! Give to charity, for I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-Fire were women.” The women asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is the reason for it?” He said: “O women! You curse frequently, and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. O women, some of you can lead a cautious man astray.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari, Dr. Muhammad Matraji, tr. (New Delhi: Islamic Book Service, 2002), Number 1462

Further on, Mohammed sees a red demon that is torturing women by hanging them up by hooks through their breasts, as they are engulfed in flames. The women are being punished for giving birth to illegitimate children who they falsely claimed were fathered by their husbands. Persian, 15th century.

However, even if these women were to stop cursing and to start thanking their husbands, their prospects for the afterlife would still leave much to be desired. According to Muhammad, Muslim women can look forward to an eternity of standing in corners, waiting for men to come and have sex with them:

Allah’s Apostle (The blessing and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “In Paradise there is a pavilion made of a single hollow pearl sixty miles wide, in each corner of which there are wives who will not see those in the other corners; and the believers will visit and enjoy them.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari, Dr. Muhammad Matraji, tr. (New Delhi: Islamic Book Service, 2002), Number 4879

Hence, good Muslim women who respect their husbands in this life will have the opportunity to continue their sexual service to their husbands in “Paradise.”  –  Answering Islam

Illustration from “Mohammed’s Believe It or Not” comic book.

About half the girls at the 2006 Danish cartoon protest were clearly fanatical. As they followed orders from adult female handlers (teachers?), I was horrified by the spectacle of young people behaving like crazed robots, in a free country. Some of the girls wore an expression on their faces that I interpreted as tormented, bordering on insanity, like the two girls on the right above. From their conversational english I surmised that many were recent arrivals in this hemisphere.

The satirical website The Peoples Cube created this poster as part of  their “Everybody Draw a POSITIVE Mohammed Day

“Everybody has heard by now about Everybody Draw Mohammed Day on May 20 – a grassroots campaign sparked by Islamist death threats to South Park’s Kenny McCormick, Eric Cartman, and Kyle Broflovsky. The general presumption is that on this day the Internet is going to be filled with negative images of Mohammed. Not true.

We on this site are sounding our unanimous NO to negativity! We are preemptively opposing it with our own positive, loving images of Mohammed that will raise awareness and educate the nonbelievers about the correct way to treat the Muslim community and vice versa.”

One Moslem woman who knows that sheets don’t belong on women is Rima Fakih who was crowned Miss USA last Sunday night. Yes, there is a god and he loves women.

Winston Churchill, as a young man, fought against the slavery and oppression of Islam in Sudan, and wrote a book about it. He clearly saw that Islam imposes a hateful oppression on women akin to slavery. He also saw that Islam posed a mortal threat to European civilization. Today, as Iran pursues nuclear weapons using western technology, his words are a prophetic warning for today’s western nations.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.

— Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 [London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899]).

Today, the “fearless warriors” of Islam that Churchill spoke of are the terrorists and suicide bombers that are on the attack from Bali to Times Square. Among the cartoon protesters in New York were men like this, who are declaring their intentions in public and without fear of arrest. This protest took place directly adjacent to Ralph Bunche Park, across the street from the United Nations. One side of the park is a granite wall inscribed with the famous quotation from Isaiah 2:4: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” In the United Nations Garden is the sculpture by Yevgeni Vuchetich symbolizing man’s some people’s (the Jeeeeews) desire to put an end to war.

Moslems protesting the existence of the Jewish people in front of the Israeli Consulate in New York. Note the black Islamic war banner flying over the White House.

This Peoples Cube poster shows a positive bizarro-world Mohammed.

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. The french translation of the Arabic reads “Flight of Mohammed from Mecca, followed by the Qurayza”. The Qurayza were Jews who had lived in Arabia for more than a thousand years side by side with the pre-islamic Arabs. Mohammed killed or enslaved all Arabs or Jews who would not submit to him. When he defeated the Qurayza “people of the book” he punished them for refusing to submit to Islam.

According to Muhammad’s sacralized biography by Ibn Ishaq, Muhammad himself sanctioned the massacre of the Qurayza, a vanquished Jewish tribe. some 600 to 900 men from the Qurayza were led on Muhammad’s order to the Market of Medina. Trenches were dug and the men were beheaded, and their decapitated corpses buried in the trenches while Muhammad watched in attendance. Women and children were sold into slavery, a number of them being distributed as gifts among Muhammad’s companions, and Muhammad chose one of the Qurayza women (Rayhana) for himself. The Qurayza’s property and other possessions (including weapons) were also divided up as additional “booty” among the Muslims, to support further jihad campaigns. –  Andrew G. Bostom

Their bones remain buried in the trenches beneath the pavement of Medinas market today. Saudis delight in their knowledge of this fact which is recorded in their holy books.

The best  history to draw from to know Mohammed is the Koran and Hadith. Most of what is in the Koran comes directly from the mind of Mohammed, or as Moslems believe, from Allah through Mohammed, Allah’s last prophet. As westerners spend more and more of their time with electronic entertainment, few are willing to put in the effort to read the Koran to understand what kind of man Mohammed was. We have already seen from Islamic images and scripture what Mohammed thought about the value of women. Now let’s look at how cartoons can teach lazy western minds important historical lessons about Mohammed’s way of thinking.

Mohammed receiving his first revelation from the angel Gabriel. Miniature illustration on vellum from the book Jami’ al-Tawarikh (literally “Compendium of Chronicles” but often referred to as The Universal History or History of the World), by Rashid al-Din, published in Tabriz, Persia, 1307 A.D. Now in the collection of the Edinburgh University Library, Scotland.

Mohammed never learned to read, so as a young man he learned Bible stories and about the angel Gabriel orally from Christians and Jews who lived in the towns and cities of Arabia. Later in his life, the angel Gabriel plays a central role in the stories that Mohammed related to those who recorded his “revelations” in the Koran. One such story is the one Mohammed told about Gabriel’s  Zam Zam water.

The cartoon below takes its words from Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 8, Number 345. The cartoon is from “Mohammed’s Believe It or Not” comic book.

I think by now you should know where this is going. Yes, Mohammed did not like dogs. In fact, he hated man’s best friend. At first, he ordered all dogs in Arabia killed. It is not recorded how many were killed before some of his followers talked some sense into him. They pointed out that some dogs worked and were needed by the people. They persuaded Mohammed to modify Allah’s revelation and made an exception for hunting and herding dogs. All other dogs were killed.

So, on this Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, you don’t have to be a cartoonist to get in big trouble with Islam. If you are a woman (moslem or not), a jew, or just a little puppy, you already are in grave danger whether you believe it or not.


Who Decides What Is Provocative?

This is not an argument over the right to be “provocative” or “offensive”; rather, is it something much more significant — an argument over who gets to determine what counts as provocative or offensive in the first place. The Western world dragged itself out of the church-dominated Dark Ages and into the Enlightenment in part over this precise issue: The freedom to engage in speech and actions which formerly had been classified as the crime known as “blasphemy.” It seems such a trivial and quaint issue in retrospect, and hardly worthy of note from our hyper-secularized 21st-century perspective, but tell that to the millions of people who for centuries lived under the yoke of governments which used accusations of blasphemy and other religious misbehaviors as a primary tool of tyranny and oppression. The modern world dawned with the American and French Revolutions and the emergence of the explicitly secular state — the Americans rejecting the Church of England as Britain’s legally enforced national religion, and the French shrugging off centuries of acquiescence to domination by the Catholic Church in civil affairs. In both cases, new governmental paradigms were established in which there was an inviolable separation of church and state, which in practice meant no civil laws enforcing religious doctrines and (most importantly for our discussion) no laws against blasphemy.

We’re now so accustomed to this liberated society that we have all but forgotten how horrible it was in the Bad Old Days before our Founding Fathers (wipes away tear) created a safe haven for the human mind, a place called the United States of America. The laws and punishments of the Puritans and of the Spanish Inquisition and all the rest were decisively and emphatically swept off the table and replaced with a simple principle: personal freedom. Freedom of conscience, freedom of thought, and freedom of speech.

Everybody Expects the Islamic Inquistion

Well, the Spanish Inquisition may be a distant memory now relegated to Monty Python skits, but the self-appointed Islamic Inquisition is threatening to take its place. Remember that the Spanish Inquisition (and the much larger papal inquisition which preceded it) existed for the purpose of enforcing religious dictates on the general populace, including and especially religious crimes such as heresy, blasphemy, and apostasy. Punishment for these deeds could be severe and often as not included torture or execution. This is exactly what the Islamic fundamentalists want to impose on us in the 21st century: Obedience to religious dictates, enforced where necessary by violence.

Luckily, outside of a few Middle Eastern countries, the Islamists do not have the power to enforce their hellish vision of society. But that doesn’t stop them from trying. Where they can’t impose their religious rules by force, they try to impose them by fear and intimidation. Since we have our freedoms permanently etched into our Constitution, the Islamists are going to have little luck getting blasphemy laws passed in the U.S. Yet they can achieve the same result if they can use terror to bring about our own self-censorship. Which is exactly what they have set about doing, the most recent round starting with the murder of Theo Van Gogh in 2004 and reaching the boiling point with the Danish Cartoon Controversy in 2006. The pot hasn’t stopped boiling since. The Islamists’ strategy is to kill, or threaten to kill, anyone who gets media attention for “disrespecting” Islam or Mohammed — thereby convincing the rest of us infidels to remain silent if we know what’s good for us. – Read the rest here


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