First Annual 'Everybody Draw Mohammad Day?'

by the Left Coast Rebel

I wonder if I will get death threats, veiled or otherwise - for simply mentioning this? Via Michael Moynihan at Reason:

Via Dan Savage's blog at The Stranger, some clever chappie (I don't know who) has declared May 20, 2010 "Everybody Draw Mohammad Day," in support of Matt Stone and Trey Parker and in opposition to religious thuggery. Why May 20? I haven't a clue, though it could have something to do with Otto ascending the throne of Greece. Or, more likely, King Sancho IV of Castile's founding of the Study of General Schools of Alcalá.

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 reason.com. The best ones will be published on Hit & Run, which, along with the concomitant death threat, is reward enough.

If my hands contained talent beyond drawing stick figures (albeit barely that), I would enter this 'contest' from Reason. Here's the graphic from The Stranger, funny stuff!:


Via Memeorandum.

UPDATED: I love this gem of a quote from Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit - “If each threat produces more blasphemers than it silences, then threats suddenly become counterproductive.” That's why he makes the big bucks....

UPDATED x2: Oh my, oh my. The graphic genius that is Stogie at Saberpoint has carrying the 'draw Mohammad day' torch and is drawing Mohammed every day until May 20. So far he has whipped up 'bowling Mohammed' to initiate the creative process. Good stuff, just like his 'Chicken Central' graphic:

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1358/2245/320/ChickenCentral.2.jpg

Read the rest at Saberpoint.

3 comments:

  1. Why wait until May 20? Since you put me onto this, I have created three drawings (well, one is actually a photoshop) of Mohammed. I will try to do one every day until May 20.

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  2. Stogie - Love it, I'll link you on that!

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