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Killing Actual Live People because Other People criticize a Long Dead Person

News item: to preserve the dignity of Islam, a crowd in Libya kills a staffer trying to shield his colleagues from rocket-propelled grenades. Neither the staffer nor his colleagues had anything to do with the making of a movie that criticizes Islam’s prophet Mohammed.

I’m still trying to figure out how that preserves the dignity [...]

Drawing Mohammed is a Crime at CafePress (but not here)

To the right you see stickers we designed in response to calls by fundamentalist Muslims for a ban on images of Mohammed. The fundamentalists’ ban is not just intended for Muslims who agree with them, or not just for Muslims in general, or not just in countries under Muslim law; it is to be a [...]

Mohammed Comic Strip 6: Taking a Hammer to a Lake

You know, I hadn’t really planned a sixth installation (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5) in our series of Prophet Mohammed Cartoons, but in the last few days we learned that Jihad Jane and some people in Ireland tried to kill someone who drew a nasty sketch of Mohammed, while the multinational [...]

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 [...]

This is What Torturing Suspects Gets You: Messed Up Justice in America

In the wake of breaking news that the Bush administration specifically authorized waterboarding torture in writing, then covered it up, the Washington Post reports that the federal government has had to withdraw charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism against a British resident who has been held in Guantanamo for years, Binyam Mohammed. Why? [...]

Random House Retracts Publication Because Somewhere a Muslim Might Get Miffed

Random House had made Sherry Jones’ romance novel “The Jewel of Medina” ready for publication, and the Book of the Month Club had made it one of their picks. But as the Washington Post’s Michelle Boorstein reports, the Random House corporation then decided that it would rescind the book’s publication. Because the book was rotten? [...]

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 [...]

Cartoon Video of Mohammed Blasts John McCain and John Hagee

Our cartoons of Mohammed continue to get a steady stream of traffic, years after their original production. Okay, then. I’ll go along with that. Here’s an animated cartoon of Mohammed introducing the reprehensible connection between John Hagee and John McCain. [...]

Mohammed The Cartoon Video Podcast

Mohammed wanted to release his own video because, he actually doesn’t mind having cartoons made of him. Look, I know that this goes against Islamic theology, but right here we have the prophet Mohammed on video saying that it’s okay. [...]

Mohammed Comics Continued: Muslims Infantilizing the Prophet

The row over a Danish newspaper publishing twelve images of Mohammed is getting more heated. People are chanting “Death to Denmark” in Pakistan. Ambassadors are being recalled. Scandanavians are being told to evacuate the Middle East. A French news paper, France Soir, republished the images as a statement of solidarity… and the editor got fired [...]

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 [...]