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Draw Muhammad Day! I don’t get it…

People were up in arms over the “draw Muhammad” day:

What started out as a cartoonist’s call to action against censorship — an open invitation to submit caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad — has led to death threats, a court order to temporarily block parts of the website in Pakistan and a call for a boycott of Facebook to protest what Muslims believe is blasphemy.

“Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!” began last month as the brainchild of a Seattle-based cartoonist named Molly Norris, who was appalled by Comedy Central’s decision to censor an episode of “South Park” that depicted Muhammad in a bear costume.

As a way to protest the network’s decision — which came after an Islamic extremist website warned of retaliation against the show’s creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker — Norris created a poster with likenesses of Muhammad as a domino, a teacup and a box of pasta.

This was going to be my entry:

(you can see a larger print and buy it here)

I don’t see what the big deal is, unless you are a George Foreman or a Joe Frazier fan.

🙂

Ok, to be fair to Foreman:


(ironic: Moorer’s trainer Teddy Atlas yells “stop standing in front of him Mike” just before he gets clobbered)

And for Frazier:

May 21, 2010 Posted by | boxing, civil liberties, draw Mohammad day, draw Muhammad day | Leave a comment