Saturday, April 24, 2010

A mission for my readers ...

Did you know that I own another blog - one I started a few years ago called drawmohammedweek? One of my greater joys was to be officially banned by the government of Pakistan - that and the followers of a sect of the most insecure religion on the planet had google call it objectionable.

Once my point was made - I put it on ice, as I have nothing against Muslims any more than I have against Seventh Day Adventists - except I don't quite know any Seventh Day Adventist's sects that are trying to kill millions of my coutrymen.

Anyway - Allah put this out last night -
I'm in.
Someone at Dan Savage’s blog started it, then Michael Moynihan at Reason picked it up, now I feel obliged to help push it out there. Says Moynihan:
I will be employing my tremendous skill as an illustrator, of course, and expect that my colleagues will do the same. If they refuse, they will be declared weak-kneed, namby-pamby, quisling infidels and will be shamed on this blog (Though such idle threats rarely work these days; perhaps I could threaten them with a painful death, which seems to do the trick). If readers would like to show their solidarity, please email your Mohammad masterpieces to me here: mmoynihan at The best ones will be published on Hit & Run, which, along with the concomitant death threat, is reward enough.
In line with Allah - if their hissy fit against Western Civ's love of satire is more satire - then maybe we can call it a little victory of sorts.

My dear readers - you have until 19 May to link your Mohammedesque drawing in comments here - the winner gets a guest post on drawmohammedweek - you can also email them to me if you want to avoid a fatwa and be anon.

SouthPark - support your Constitution.

UPDATE: Mark Steyn gets it.
Stone and Parker get what was at stake in the Danish-cartoons crisis and many other ostensibly footling concessions: Imperceptibly, incrementally, remorselessly, the free world is sending the message that it is happy to trade core liberties for the transitory security of a quiet life. That is a dangerous signal to give freedom’s enemies. So the South Park episode is an important cultural pushback.

Yet in the end, in a craven culture, even big Hollywood A-listers can’t get their message over. So the brave, transgressive comedy network was intimidated into caving in and censoring a speech about not being intimidated into caving in. That’s what I call “hip,” “edgy,” “cutting-edge” comedy: They’re so edgy they’re curled up in the fetal position, whimpering at the guy with the cutting edge, “Please. Behead me last. And don’t use the rusty scimitar where you have to saw away for 20 minutes to find the spinal column . . . ”

Terrific. You can see why young, urban, postmodern Americans under 57 get most of their news from Comedy Central. What a shame 1930s Fascist Europe was so lacking in cable.


Over-the-hill-spook said...

Here's a link to the complete episode ... minus the 'censored' box over images of You-know-who and the bleeping of any references to You-know-who.  :-E

FOD said...

On it

Marvin said...

New twitter profile pic, that I stole from @calebhowe

DeltaBravo said...

My guess is, he looks something like this about now...

OldCavLt said...

Damn.  I can't even draw a conclusion.  I'd be dong something with bowling balls and maple bars, tho, if I could.  (In a picture, I mean.)

Eric Palmer said...

I'll go one better... I have a PHOTO of mohammed


Old NFO said...

I'd suggest reading "Why I'm not a Moslem"  or anything by Robert Spencer and get your own copy of the Koran to check what they say.  Afterwards try actually reading the Koran in chronological order.  It's like driving across Texas at 45 mph but you will see why the so called "radicals" say what they say and do what they do.

ewok40k said...

sent mine

Michael said...

The muslim kids at my School had a rumour that I was willing to convert. I pointed out that the day I become Muslim is the day they open a Pub in Mecca!
There is, however, no truth in the rumour that I was at the last game ever played at Cardiff Arms Park. The Bishop of Wales gave an excellent sermon. So good, in fact, that a young Muslim man leapt up and cried "I want to be converted!" so we kicked him over the crossbar!

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