Via Dan Savage’s blog at The Stranger, some clever chappie (I don’t know who) has declared May 20, 2010 “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day,” in support of Matt Stone and Trey Parker and in opposition to religious thuggery. Why May 20? I haven’t a clue, though it could have something to do with Otto ascending the throne of Greece. Or, more likely, King Sancho IV of Castile’s founding of the Study of General Schools of Alcalá.
I will be employing my tremendous skill as an illustrator, of course, and expect that my colleagues will do the same. If they refuse, they will be declared weak-kneed, namby-pamby, quisling infidels and will be shamed on this blog (Though such idle threats rarely work these days; perhaps I could threaten them with a painful death, which seems to do the trick). If readers would like to show their solidarity, please email your Mohammad masterpieces to me here: mmoynihan at reason.com. The best ones will be published on Hit & Run, which, along with the concomitant death threat, is reward enough.
I don’t draw, but I sure don’t mind spreading the word. So on May 20th, 2010, if you do draw give it a shot and, if not, then just spread the word like me. We have to fight back, because the weak-kneed folks in the media (Comedy Central do you hear me?) and in our own government will never do so.
As for me . . . if I can find a likeness of Mohammed on a hot brunette between now and then you can bet I will be posting it.
Three Donia is getting a head start. Not Mohammed exactly, but close enough to get a baby-fatwa I bet. And there’s boobs so I’m thinking Pulitzer for cartooning.