Let’s see if Cartoonists will stand up in the face of Muslim religious threats…

I took this off Professor Jonathan Turley’s blog (http://jonathanturley.org):
clipped from jonathanturley.org

Seattle Cartoonist Declares May 20th as “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”

While a Saudi lawyer is suing in England over the Danish cartoon controversy (here), Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris has declared May 20th “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.” Norris took the action after the shameful decision of Comedy Central to censor an episode of South Park after Muslims threatened to kill the creators of South Park for showing Mohammed in a bear suit.

Norris has asked other artists to submit drawings as part of Citizens Against Citizens Against Humor (CACAH) on May 20th.

She will have difficulty finding a publisher. While newspapers have supported the cartoonists in the Danish case, you will notice that no images of Mohammed appear in the leading papers, including pictures of the cartoon in articles discussing the controversy.

For the full story, click here.

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About btchakir

Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on April 29, 2010, in Art, Arts, atheism, crime, humor, Legal, News, Opinion, Religion, World News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Hi,
    I did not ‘declare’ May 20 to be EDMD.
    I made a cartoon of a fictional poster that folks took seriously. I make cartoons all the time about current events and post them on my blog.
    I have never had a cartoon go viral; it’s crazy.
    I did not start a facebook page, a stranger to me did. More info on my site: http://www.mollynorris.com/

  2. I’m ready for Everybody Draw Mohammed Day. I hope many participate!


  3. The two individuals most involved in creating this phenomenon have already recanted, pulled out of it and, denounced it. I’m not sure how far it will go at this point.

    As for myself, I’m going to take part in it with gusto. If the Muslims have a “problem” with that, too bad.

    Frankly, I sort of hope they try something. I’d love a legal excuse to clean up America a little bit.

    • Hey… nice to see you back. I new that eventually I’d ave something you got off on.

      • Like many people, we can be utterly – even violently – opposed to each other on some points and still find some possibility of alliance when faced with a common threat or enemy.

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