Saturday, April 24, 2010

Everybody Draw Muhammad Day - May 20th

SOUTH PARK ‘CHUTZPAH’- MAY 20TH is “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day”

CARTOONISTS STRIKE BACK!  Everybody is invited to draw their best interpretation of the Prophet Muhammad.

If terrorists hadn’t threatened to kill South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone, other cartoonists wouldn’t be calling for the First Annual “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.” This means, of course, that Muslims around the world should be blaming Revolution Muslim for the avalanche of Muhammad cartoons that will be coming next month.
The folks at ANSWERING MUSLIMS say, When terrorists threaten someone, and people do what the terrorists want, it only encourages further threats of violence. Thus, whether we find it tasteful or not, it’s difficult to condemn cartoonists for standing up for their rights in response to terrorist threats. Forward all complaints to: REVOLUTION MUSLIM
After Comedy Central cut a portion of a South Park episode following a death threat from a radical Muslim group, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris wanted to counter the fear. She has declared May 20th “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.”
Norris told KIRO Radio’s Dave Ross that cartoonists are meant to challenge the lines of political correctness. “That’s a cartoonist’s job, to be non-PC.” Producers of South Park said Thursday that Comedy Central removed a speech aboutintimidation and fear from their show after a radical Muslim group warned that they could be killed for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
The group said it wasn’t threatening South Park producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone, but it included a gruesome picture of Theo Van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker killed by a Muslim extremist in 2004, and said the producers could meet the same fate. The website posted the addresses of Comedy Central’s New York office and the California production studio where South Park is made.
“As a cartoonist I just felt so much passion about what had happened I wanted to kind of counter Comedy Central’s message they sent about feeling afraid,” Norris said. Norris has asked other artists to submit drawings of any religious figure to be posted as part of Citizens Against Citizens Against Humor (CACAH) on May 20th.
On her website Norris explains this is not meant to disrespect any religion, but rather meant to protect people’s right to express themselves. Source.