Wednesday, May 19, 2010
RAPID UPDATE. So, I won't be drawing Mohammad tomorrow. I don't want to offend my (very progressive, btw) family members who feel strongly about their religion. But I will be thinking--fervently, angrily--that if someone wants to draw Mohammad tomorrow, they should be able to without being censored, threatened, or hurt. Okay, devout Muslims, so be offended. I am offended by the idea that women are responsible for containing the sexuality of men (hello, hejab). I am offended by the shunning, beating, and killing of gay people for their sexuality (hello, Iran). I am offended by the belief that violence against others brings rewards in heaven (hello, jihad). But you don't see me threatening anybody about it, do you? NO.