Thursday, May 20, 2010

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!

At least this blog would draw a pic of Mohammed, if this blog could draw. So, it'll do the next best thing and write about it.

I once worked in a machine shop where the foreman one day stated, to everyone's surprise, that he couldn't stand "Florida shirts". Just about everyone either has seen them or owns one: they're loud, garishly appointed and are designed to scream "I'm on vacation!" even when you live in the Midwest and the coast is two days' drive away. We thought this was curious since the shop was located in, you guessed it, Florida.

Naturally, we all made sure we wore a Florida shirt to work on payday from then on.

Hey, we're sensitive that way.

Now, imagine that attitude towards Islam spread all over the world and you pretty much have Everybody Draw Mohammed Day. Which is today.

Essentially, it's a thumb of the nose to those who take great offense at a simple illustration. You may remember the worldwide uproar over the Mohammed cartoons in 2006. Michelle Malkin does, as she reminds her readers here. Many have forgotten that the cartoons were originally published months earlier without fanfare or much notice, until a few imams decided to manufacture some outrageous outrage and issue death threats to the illustrators and challenge one of  the Wests' most cherished principles, free speech.

It should be noted that the imams attempted to deceive the public by including a few images of their own that had nothing to do with the original drawings, such as one image from a hog-calling contest.

Many other bloggers-in-arms are promoting today as the first official rejection of this blatant attempt to silence us Westerners.

National Review Online is on board. So is Pajamas Media with Zombie's thoughts here. Hot Air asks if this is a good idea with an online poll here.

But perhaps the best article to answer Hot Air's question is at Big Hollywood. Why Everyone in the Civilized World Must Support "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day".

As Islam attempts to fulfill its' mandate of world domination through the word or the sword, they can expect to meet increasingly stiff resistance. We Westerners don't take kindly to being told what to say or do. In fact, America fought wars over this idea, and we'll do it again should we need to.

After all, we're constantly reminded by those who live in the land of multiculturalism that one religion is essentially the same as another. If Christianity must endure charicatures of Jesus (or worse, far worse in many cases), then Islam must endure the same sort of thing.

We're all equal in the eyes of God. Just sayin'.

Hmmm, I wonder if anyone's drawn Mo on an Etch-A-Sketch yet?

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