Leave me out of this one because it's essentially a point of why go there? Don't conservatives have bigger battles to win? Don't liberals care about their lives? Or do members of the far-Right have egos so big that they need to mess with "religious" zealots in this way just to prove that they're not "cowards"? I guess so. Yet, we've seen them attack and kill innocent men, women and children on an almost daily basis--using violence to make political/religious points continue to mean nothing to them. A few weeks ago they threatened the lives of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone for poking fun at Mohammed in an episode. And of course there's always 9/11. I just think it's a waste of time to mess with people who not only lack any type of reasoning, but who will snuff your life at a whim in order to get their point across. I mean, they've convinced themselves of being martyrs for a reason. Think of it as trying to talk about world peace with the local drunk--what's the point? Even the creator of this "Draw Muhammad Day" has backed out citing safety.An American cartoonist whose work inspired the controversial "Everybody Draw Mohammed Page" on Facebook has condemned the effort and issued an apology to Muslims.
Molly Norris, of Seattle, drew a cartoon in April to protest the decision by the US television channel Comedy Central to cancel an episode of the popular show "South Park" over its depiction of the Prophet Mohammed in a bear suit.
In her cartoon, Norris satirically proposed May 20 as an "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day."
An "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" page quickly turned up on Facebook but Norris, writing on her website at mollynorris.com, said she had nothing to do with it.
"I did NOT 'declare' May 20 to be "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day," she said, adding that her idea was satire but "was taken seriously, hijacked and made viral."
"I never started a Facebook page; I never set up any place for people to send drawings to and I never received any drawings," she said.
"The vitriol this 'day' has brought out, of people who only want to draw obscene images, is offensive to Muslims who did nothing to endanger our right to expression in the first place," she said.
"I apologize to people of Muslim faith and ask that this 'day' be called off," she said.
The "Draw Mohammed" page has led to Facebook being blocked in Pakistan and sparked angry protests and condemnation from the foreign ministry, which denounced the "publication of blasphemous caricatures of our holy prophet."
The Facebook page on Thursday had drawn over 98,700 fans -- and a slew of crude photo-shopped pictures and caricatures.
Granted, a free society has the power to say whatever it wants, even if it's offensive, but these people don't play by our rules. Instead, they make up their own and millions of lives have been snuffed out because of it. Then too, there's simple common sense: unless you got an army behind you ready to go to war for you, you don't fuck with terrorists.