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Freedom will be defended at the cost of civil liberties

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Why do the prominent people I like keep munching on their feet? I’d only just finished dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ignorant condescension toward philosophers, (basically philosophers are bad scientists because Neil doesn’t understand philosophy) and now I discover that Sam Harris is proposing that muslims are profiled at airport security screenings.

Sam HarrisWe should profile Muslims, or anyone who looks like he or she could conceivably be Muslim, and we should be honest about it. And, again, I wouldn’t put someone who looks like me entirely outside the bull’s-eye (after all, what would Adam Gadahn look like if he cleaned himself up?) But there are people who do not stand a chance of being jihadists, and TSA screeners can know this at a glance.

PZ Myers was, as is his habit, a little too fast on the draw and immediately jumped to the conclusion that (more…)

Happy Draw Mohammed Day Sequel!

Friday, May 20th, 2011

MohammedThere’s nothing much to say to this that I haven’t already said last year. Although I must say that oddly enough almost only Christians took offence when I last drew Mohammed.

As you can see, this year’s Mohammed has had his bomb-fuse extinguished because his anger has become diluted through the repetition of us drawing him. Also he’d rather play video-games. What is he playing? Mortal Kombat? My Little Pony? We’ll never know, but he seems much happier, bless him.

As I was drawing him it struck me how odd it is that anyone would be offended by my act of so doing. If only they knew how much I care about all of my cartoon characters. I think it’s because to draw an emotion I have to empathise with it, so Mohammed’s indignation or apathy becomes my own to an extent. Besides, Mohammed is just downright cuddly, really.

Heini

P.S. If anyone is interested in a thorough and passionate explanation of why it’s important to draw Mohammed, I recommend the following video by Thunderf00t:

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Edit: I was featured on Friendly Atheist again this year. As last year I am very honoured to be among good company.

Everybody Draw Muhammed Day!

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Muhammed Drawing

It is ‘Everybody Draw Muhammed Day’ today.  In the wake of South Park creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, receiving threats on their lives because of their bear-suited Muhammed, quite a few people have taken it upon themselves to all start drawing. Granted, most people draw stick-figures. However, I wanted to make something more of it this time since I already drew a stick-figure on blasphemy day. Now, if it is not obvious by my actions, I fully support the drawing of Muhammed. I support it for a very simple reason; a reason so eloquently explained by Ayaan Hirsi Ali when they interviewed her about (more…)

Happy Blasphemy Day to One and All!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

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