Of all the annual events people are requested to mark in honour of some greater good or higher purpose, Draw Muhammed Day ranks high. It stands for freedom of expression and a rebuke to those who would silence expression by threat of violence.
There is no right not to be offended. I am not obligated to treat your dogmatic mythological delusion with courtesy.
Playing with the sentiments of people in no way stands for freedom of expression. Everything has limit and boundaries and so does freedom and liberties.
“Do unto others what you want others to do unto you”
I’m not playing with anyone’s sentiments. I am objecting to people who say, “If you do not treat us with the respect we INSIST upon, we will CUT YOUR HEAD OFF.”
This includes telling me what I may say, what I may draw, and where I may go. No one has the right to force me by threat of violence or death to respect their religious belief. If THEY don’t want to draw pictures of Muhammed, fine…but NO ONE gets to restrict MY freedom because they believe a fairy tale. And mincing accommodationists like you – tiptoeing around for fear of hurting their feelings – grant them a degree of seriousness they absolutely do not deserve. When the “limits and boundaries” on “freedom and liberties” extends to what pictures I may draw; what art I may make; what words I may use, you can expect to be told to stuff it.
No…that’s Muhammed. Same guy who raped a child and flew away on a winged horse; descendant of Ibrahim through Ishmael.
I wanted to draw him eating some pork but I couldn’t get the pig right.
Happy Draw Muhammed Day!
You may not tell me not to do this. If YOU wish to obey some silly rule about what YOU may or not draw, you are welcome to do so. You may NOT inflict your religious belief on others. That’s the whole POINT.
What does “ala Laenatullah he alazzalemeen” mean?