Okay, so ya'll know that South Park episode a few weeks ago? The one with Mohammed, and Cartman's father being Scott Tenorman's father, 201, all that? Well, as it were, the immense censoring in that episode was not actually on purpose, and Comedy Central actually put all that shit in because of death threats from some Islamic extremists.
This cartoonist, Molly Norris, has declared May 20, 2010 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day'. You draw Mohammed, and you post it online. The logic being, if millions of people draw Mohammed, it would look ridiculous on the part of the extremists if they issued death threats to all of them.
Just thought I'd share.
EDIT: Molly Norris, mentioned above, has left a comment (down), asking me to put this statement:
I never "declared" May 20 (I wish it was overwith!) as
"Draw Mohammed Day." I made a fictional drawing of
a 'poster' that others have taken seriously and run with.
I never set up a facebook page for this event; a stranger did.
I hope that this whole thing can be a catalyst for positive
communication and further understanding of one another.
As Americans we must learn how to live side-by-side
so that we may all continue to enjoy the privilege of being free.
Because, you know, I'm totally relevant now (suck it, Danielle!). We, The People, have witnessed such things run rampant, and, therefore, will not take it too seriously, as we never take anything seriously.
(for the record, this was an anonymous comment, so if this is not actually from Molly Norris, I am deeply embarassed, but, y'know, it'll be a lovely anecdote one day)
EDIT DEUX: I'm spelling Mohammad wrong, aren't I?
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