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International Blasphemy Day, September 30

A year ago, Denver Atheists and Free Thinkers (DAFT) were preparing to rally for the separation of church and state. This weekend, DAFT notes the upcoming first-ever celebration of International Blasphemy Day. The Center for Inquiry has fixed September 30 as the date for International Blasphemy Day with this reasoning:

The objective of International Blasphemy [...]

Christofascist Religious Censors Outraged at Islamofascist Censorship

In the Netherlands, parliamentarian Geert Wilders has been pushing to ban the Quran from his country because in his view it is “fascist.” Muslim groups, some of which have been pushing to censor Danish comics that upset them, are incensed that Wilders would support banning the Quran, and so they bring a case to a [...]

When Republicans Try To Hack At the Hydra of Free Speech, Spring Back Manifold

In the past month, the Republican Party has been deploying a cadre of lawyers to eliminate graphic criticism of the Republican Party by demanding the removal of images featuring “GOP,” “Grand Old Party,” “Republican National Committee,” “RNC,” or a Republican elephant. These Republican lawyers are threatening lawsuits out the wazoo, trying to scare people into [...]

Mohammed Comics, Removed

As of this morning, I have voluntarily removed the images of Mohammed comics I have drawn and posted over the past three years — not because of threats, but because of the recent lack of them. As of late, there have not been riots regarding Mohammed Comics or death threats directed at me or any [...]

Mohammed Comic Strip: A Call for Apology, and Apology Ensues

Yesterday, a self-professed Muslim from the Netherlands posted the following message in response to a roughly-drawn comic strip displaying Mohammed talking about recent death threats against people who draw pictures of Mohammed. Yes, it’s very meta, I know. But still, we got this response from the aforementioned Dutch Muslim:

“I think that the one [...]