As you may remember, some controversial cartoons published in Danish newspapers lead to riots in many cities of the world. There is the same controversy but in the form of proper campaign/propaganda being circulated on the cyber media these days. This “Everybody Draw Muhammed Day” is started by a Seattle Cartoonist Molly Norris. The Facebook page says that this group is not there to protest against religion or promote hatred but this campaign is an answer to the threats received by the Central Comedy group for showing Prophet Muhammad in a funny suit, Naa’uzubillah.
When Molly Norris was asked whether she would make fun of the Holocaust, she said, “No, there is nothing funny about it“. When there’s nothing funny about Holocaust, is making fun of religions, race, cast or creed fun? One fails to understand the mental approach of this Cartoonist.
The Facebook page says:
As a snarky response to Muslim bloggers who “warned” Comedy Central about an episode of South Park showing the Prophet Mohammed wearing a bear suit, one Seattle cartoonist, who calls laughter her form of “prayer,” is asking artists all over the world to create depictions of Mohammed on May 20, then submit the images to a Facebook page she set up.
Speaking on a Seattle radio show on Friday, cartoonist Molly Norris said she announced her idea as a way of countering the fear exhibited by Comedy Central in censoring episode 201 of South Park.
At the South Park Studios website, a message was posted that notes, “After we delivered the show, and prior to broadcast, Comedy Central placed numerous additional audio bleeps throughout the episode. We do not have network approval to stream our original version of the show.”
The New York-based Revolution Muslim group’s Web site was largely unavailable Wednesday but a CNN report said the statement was posted alongside a graphic photo of slain Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, who was murdered by a Muslim extremist in Amsterdam in 2004.
Many Muslims have reported against this page to the Facebook management but it is not down yet. This shows us how biased Facebook is. When they put down the pages that spread hatred then why not this page which is even reported infinite number of times but in vain.
The page also says,
Hopefully this page will spark seroius debates in international forums. This page will continue to exist and the date will remain the same. PS: We are not trying to slander the average muslim , its not a muslim/islam hatepage. We simply want to show the extremists that threaten to harm people because of their Mohammed depictions, that we’re not afraid of them. That they can’t take away our right to freedom of speech by trying to scare us to silence.
There was another group that was put up on Facebook against this campaign called “Muslim cyber army against Everybody Draw Muhammad” but it’s not running anymore after it was reported by a group of people. There are a few other pages that circulated in response to this page but were taken off immediately. Facebook must be protested against their poor approach. Though, Facebook is not the only way of protesting against this propaganda; and this issue can go on even without Facebook. PTA has decided to ban Facebook in Pakistan which in many ways is a good step. We should care about our Prophet Muhammad PBUH more than that biased Facebook 🙂
Please join this group on Facebook : May 20th: Everybody Introduce Prophet Mohammed Day!
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