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Everybody Draw Mohammed Day Is Spiteful, Pathetic And Prejudiced

by | 27th, April 2010

MOLLY  Norris has decreed that May 20th 2010 is Everybody Draw Mohammed Day . It’s a response to the South Park episode that put Mohammed in a bear suit you can read about it here and got a few shadowy Muslims upset.

We love freedom of speech so long as it, er, doesn’t offend anyone. But if you say someone has, say, bad hair, they just need to know. It’s not offensive it’s just imparting valuable information. It’s helping. It’s British.

The likes of Glenn Reynolds , HotAir.com , Dan Savage and Reason magazine back the plan. But they are wrong to, unless their aim is to offend.

The notion of creating a special day to cause deliberate offence to all Muslims is abhorrent. If you want to satirise the extremists, do so. Go for Revolutionmuslim.com, the mealy-mouthed group that warned of terrible consequences should the episode go aired uncensored.

And look beyond the Muslims in the story. Look at the person. Look at the nutcase who needs religion to legitimise their lunacy; the fool who wants to be special wants to be noticed; look at the man with his god on his sleeve.

It’s our right to be offended. But to cause offence without humour nor humility is just spiteful. Anorak cannt tbelieve that was Molly Norris’s intention… As she says:

I make cartoons about current, cultural events. I made a cartoon of a fictional ’poster’ entitled “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!” with a nonexistent group’s name

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