SPINELESS IN SEATTLE

Tim Blair

Draw Mohammed Day launched:

After Comedy Central cut a portion of a South Park episode following a death threat from a radical Muslim group, Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris wanted to counter the fear. She has declared May 20th “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.”

Norris told KIRO Radio’s Dave Ross that cartoonists are meant to challenge the lines of political correctness. “That’s a cartoonist’s job, to be non-PC.”

Draw Mohammed Day cancelled:

After a Seattle artist’s cartoon went viral, she says she’s not going with it …

The momentum … was more than the artist had anticipated.

Norris explains: “I said that I wanted to counter fear and then I got afraid.”

24 thoughts on “SPINELESS IN SEATTLE”

  1. Well I will be drawing mohammed – and it probably won’t be complementary.
    So rant and rave ragheads – or you could morph into reasonable human beings …. maybe not.

  2. If I were a good artist, I’m not, I would be drawing a cartoon of Mohammad for sure.
    Death threats don’t scare me.
    The UN of Islamic Nations doesn’t scare me one iota.
    I believe in free speech.
    I believe in freddom of religious beliefs.
    I believe in freedom of thought and action.
    Islam subjugates and erases all of the above and insists that one abide by their laws…not ours.
    Islam must be eradicated fromthe face of the earth.
    The only way it will be accomplished is by standing up to these fools and refusing to accept their threats and the dogma that they attempt to push down our throats.
    They attack the naive, the weak, the innocent children, to convert and then they use them in their destructive purposes.
    We must launch a class-action suit world-wide against the descendents of Mohammad.
    If Islam is not broken then we can expect dictatorial rule.
    On the anniversary of Hitler’s death I watched an interesting movie about his final days in his bunker.
    Some of his last words were very similar to Mohammad’s last words in his final political statement.
    In it he said “The west is corrupt. It will be taken over by the Mohammadans.”

  3. Mohammedism will die .. it offers nothing, achieves nothing of value and is an edifice to the stupidity of men. Humankind is far better than what the creep mohammed has to offer.

  4. to Al Kidya:

    Sir, your tone makes me angryYou are far too scathing in your assessment of Muslms. Even though many muslims have committted seriously outrageous, inhuman and barbaric acts all over the world – in order to further the cause they so strongly believe in – we should turn a blind eye to this – in the hope that they will change. It will all go away if we stop focussing on it.

    I will concede that holding a 7th century arab ‘ prophet’ (who at 53 years old married a nine year old girl he first set on 3 years earlier) – to be a ‘perfect’ example of how to live – is stretching credibility just a little bit . But if we encourage such beliefs in our society – we will hopefully end up with a much more colourful fabric in our culture – a rich tapestry of variety. Think how much our nation would have been deprived of the benefits of their culture. We’d have no kebabs or falafel for starters. I can’t really think of anything else at the moment – but I’m sure there are many , many examples of their ingenuity – medical advances and scientific discoveries and inventions that have truly benefitted humanity

    It is OK with me to see my children exposed to the idea that the Muslim ‘prophet’ flew on a winged white donkey, the ‘Buraq’ , which had the face and breasts of a woman, over 1000 miles in a few seconds to the ‘furthest mosque’ which was rumoured to be in Jerusalem. I mean, can anybody prove that this did not happen??

    And what better way to prove the legitimacy of the Muslim claim to the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem could there possibly be? . All our children should be taught how , based on this one single account, Muslims have the right to the mosque in Jerusalem which they now so ardently claim.

    And the 800 jewish people in one village that Mohamhead ordered beheaded? They must have really deserved it, that’s all I can say. The dear prophet’s superb example has ensured that so many muslims covertly or overtly hate Jews nowadays – even more than Allah must have done. Who are we to dispute the ‘holy’ prophet’s decisions and to find fault with his deeds and attitudes? How dare we make such judgements. We must be more tolerant , live and let live, and hope that they will change their ideas eventually.

    I simply cannot believe most of them see our tolerance and forbearance as a weakness to be exploited in whatever way they can. Normal people simply cannot think like that..

    1. But but but, Malcolm!

      The Prophet’s Night Journey; To Where?

      Aisha, his child wife, said he never left her side…

      In both cases, the ‘miraculous events’ occurred in the DEAD of NIGHT without WITNESSES, and only the words of Muhammad as evidence. These alleged ‘miracles’ are in contrast to those stupendous miracles performed by Moses in DAYLIGHT and in front of the whole of EGYPT and the ISRAELITES.

      The interpretation of this Aya/Verse is found first and foremost in the biography of Muhammad written by Muhammad Ibn Ishaq (d 767; 140 years after the death of Muhammad) in his book Sirat Rassoul Allah (Re. A. Guillaume’s sections 265/6 p183) which informs us with great honesty, on the authority of his wife Aisha, that his body never left her side and that he was only transported spiritually; this is corroborated by the Qarawiyun Library Manuscript in Fez, Morocco, where it repeats that Ibn Ishaq relates on the authority of Aisha the Prophet’s wife and most intimate companion of his later years, who declared emphatically that “he was transported in his spirit (bi-ruhihi), while his body did not leave its place” (cf. Tabari, Zamakhshari and Ibn Kathir in their commentaries on 17:1); the great Al-Hasan al-Basri, who belonged to the next generation, held uncompromisingly to the same view.

      In another version in (section 267 p 184) , it is Hind, Umm Hani d. of Abu Talib that relates concerning the Night Journey: “The apostle went on no Night Journey except while he was in my house. He slept that night in my house. He prayed the final night prayer and he slept and we slept there. ….”

      Some traditions assert that this may have been a spiritual ascent, as affirmed by:

      Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 5.228 Narrated byIbn Abbas
      Regarding the Statement of Allah”
      “And We granted the vision (ascension to the heavens) which We made you see (as an actual eye witness) was only made as a trial for the people.” (17.60)

      Ibn Abbas added: The sights which Allah’s Apostle was shown on the Night Journey when he was taken to Bait-ul-Maqdis (i.e. Jerusalem) were actual sights, (not dreams). And the Cursed Tree (mentioned) in the Qur’an is the tree of Zaqqum (itself).

      Whose version should one trust, that of the wife who slept with him or of his companions who were not present?

  5. A baseless claim that will result in the destruction of those muslims who seek to enforce it. A catch 22 for them – they will continue to have hurt feelings while the “zionist entity” holds Jerusalem, but the “zionist entity” has a covenant right to Israel in general & Jerusalem as its Capital.

  6. What an outrageous claim you make sir. That the Muslim birthright to the Dome of the Rock is based on a purely fictitious event? A pox on you! Mark my words, it won’t be long before archeology discovers the very bones of a Buraq buried under Arabian sands. And then – where will your claims be? Aisha , being a women, is not one to be trusted. Hell is full of people like her.

    I’m not almost at the point of converting to Islam as you might suspect – but I just will not tolerate hearing more vile untruths from people like yourself – completely given over to bigotry. Recently , I’ve been reading about some Islamic scientific marvels. Do you know that there are ridges running along the surface of the moon – proving that the moon has been split in half? I used to think this was impossible too – but now, I think – well why can’t the laws of gravity and motion be suspended for a few minutes – allowing trillions of tonnes of material not to fly off into space. You might think it is as unlikely as the expectation of adherents of a 7th century socio/religious system to be taken seriously by the rest of the world. But it is not – though I am still confounded by the lack of reports of this event by tens of thousands of Chinese and Hindu astronomers who would have been alive at that time. Perhaps Allah turned them away from witnessing this remarkable event – who knows??

    You see – this is what I mean by having an open mind – allowing for all possibilities.
    Without this – how can we ever expect to treat the beliefs of our new guests in this country with the respect they deserve??

  7. Mal,

    I totally agree with you that Muhammad split the moon and that he used pebbles, uneven numbers, “not dung or bones for those are the food of the jinn” to wipe his moon.

    For anything more than that, there are unfortunately no records by astronomers, as you correctly stated above.

    Muhammad splits the Moon: http://islammonitor.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3412:islamic-science-superstition-backed-by-evident-lies&catid=204&Itemid=61

    As for “keeping an open mind” I’m too old for that and afraid my brain would fall out if I tried.

    Re treatment of the beliefs of our new guests there are some remedies available, but respect is not one of them.

  8. Malcolm,
    Actually I see that your post is not serious, and perhaps that it is the best way to deal with the islamist folk – just laugh at them until they either decide to grow up or decide to go elsewhere. The problem however, and I am not quite certain how to resolve this, is that many of the “islamic folk” will take your post seriously and use it to justify even more ridiculous points of view. The last line in your second last paragraphs say it all – the Chinese and Hindi astronomers observed at least one supernovae (correct me if I am wrong but I think it was what we know call the Crab nebula – the NGC catalog ID is not in my head) and many other astronomical phenomenon – so we can deduce that they were rather professional and competent. I am not sure the same can be said about the Mohammedan Observatory which lies in the sands of “nothing useful” and seems to have been consigned to the historical “best forgotten” drawer.

  9. Sheikyermami (PBUH) :

    Some cruel people suggest that the increase in Muslim numbers in western countries – by whatever means – legal immigration, illegal immigration or by breeding with one or several of their wives (who may or may not be cousins) – actually lowers the average IQ of the host country. How could this be possible – when we know the great truths furnished by the originators of brilliant islamic scientists which you so graciously have provided a link to . I am so glad you provided that link – rather than one pointing to a website that promotes unbelief in Mohammed’s integrity and the veracity of his claims – such as this one:
    http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/denis_giron/islamsci.html

    Promoting such websites , I imagine would be totally ‘haram’ , as the Muslims say. I can understand their desire for the most powerful fatwah to be placed on the heads of those who promote such ignorance.
    Some people say that communications technology is the bane of Islam, that it is like the Little Dutch boy with his finger in the dyke. i.e. a small trickle of water soon becomes a stream and the stream a torrent and the torrent a flood, sweeping all before it. But I think it will have the opposite effect. I

    You must admit – their evidence is convincing and grows increasingly more so. A noted imam in Iran has recently pointed out the correlation between earthquakes and the way women dress in Iran. And with advances in the quality of education in their universties – we can expect that soon they will scientifically prove that it is healthy for both parties for middle aged men to sleep with nine year old girls .

    And as you’ve shown – we have photographs of long grooves on the moon’s surface which are tantamount to proof that the moon was split in half as recently as 1400 years ago. And they will also prove scientifically that women are nowhere near as advanced as men. And Islamic genetics will prove that Arabs are , in fact the master race – and Arab mathematicians will prove that Mecca is the centre of the world. And if Islamic scientists will discover the bones of the Burak in the desert – we can expect nothing less than billions of people flocking to Mecca – to worship a black meteorite.

    Yes, modern communications technology shall be instrumental in spreading the truth of the real nature of Islam.

    p.s. Kaw, you hypothesise: “…….. that many of the “islamic folk” will take your post seriously and use it to justify even more ridiculous points of view……”

    I find that offensive that you would accuse muslims of having such a lack of intelligence and insight and a complete inability to laugh at themselves. They couldn’t possibly be so stupid!!

    Could they?

  10. ‘SPINELESS IN SEATTLE
    by sheikyermami on April 26, 2010

    Tim Blair
    Draw Mohammed Day launched:’

    Malcolm J. Bedwetter April 30, 2010 at 9:55 am

    This one has to be Tamimi posing as a toff. Please put my curiosity to rest.

  11. Malcolm,
    If you are actually serious – your first post can be interpreted as humor however a second post of the same nature implies that you seriously believe what you write – then you really understand little of the world. The moon was not split 1400 years ago – women are equally as gifted as males – arab mathematicians have contributed little (the people whom muslims claim as their own genii were not Arabs) over recorded history, there are no brilliant islamic scientists,
    there exists no correlations between the incidence of earthquakes and sexual intercourse between consenting or non-consenting adults, medical and psychological studies show clearly that pre-pubescent sexual activity is not healthy to a child, and the list goes on. The style of writing suggests that you are Tamimi – well we shall find out soon enough. Are muslims that stupid – after having read the rather humorous proofs of islamists that are accepted within the islamist community as evidence of their claims one would have to say that islamists are, in this sense, very stupid. However, most muslims can laugh at themselves and the islamists but our problems are not with muslims –
    our problem is with a viscous philosopy called islam that cannot coexist with development and progress in any sphere of human activity. I suspect Sheik, that the IP address for Malcolm and Tamimi are the same. I am not going to honor this twits emails with another reply – I think that we have another islamic troll on board. By the way Malcolm, your “surname” is a good reflection on what you might actually be.

  12. Malcolm,
    If you are actually serious – your first post can be interpreted as humor however a second post of the same nature implies that you seriously believe what you write – then you really understand little of the world. The moon was not split 1400 years ago – women are equally as gifted as males – arab mathematicians have contributed little (the people whom muslims claim as their own genii were not Arabs) over recorded history, there are no brilliant islamic scientists,
    there exists no correlations between the incidence of earthquakes and sexual intercourse between consenting or non-consenting adults, medical and psychological studies show clearly that pre-pubescent sexual activity is not healthy to a child, and the list goes on. The style of writing suggests that you are Tamimi – well we shall find out soon enough. Are muslims that stupid – after having read the rather humorous proofs of islamists that are accepted within the islamist community as evidence of their claims one would have to say that islamists are, in this sense, very stupid. However, most muslims can laugh at themselves and the islamists but our problems are not with muslims –
    our problem is with a viscous philosophy called islam that cannot coexist with development and progress in any sphere of human activity. I suspect Sheik, that the IP address for Malcolm and Tamimi are the same. I am not going to honor this twits emails with another reply – I think that we have another islamic troll on board. By the way Malcolm, your “surname” is a good reflection on what you might actually be.

  13. Kaw:

    “…If you are actually serious – your first post can be interpreted as humor however a second post of the same nature implies that you seriously believe what you write – then you really understand little of the world. ..”

    yes, IF I was serious – that would be the case.

    “…The moon was not split 1400 years ago …”
    thank God for that, I was seriously begining to belive it was.

    “women are equally as gifted as males ….”
    no kidding?

    “… arab mathematicians have contributed little (the people whom muslims claim as their own genii were not Arabs) over recorded history,”
    the zero, the big fat nothing attributed to arabs, which allowed Europe to discontnue use of Roman numerals – actually came from their hindu trading partners.

    “…. there are no brilliant islamic scientists,…”
    but many jewish ones. ‘Allah’ must have such a sense of humour.

    “….there exists no correlations between the incidence of earthquakes and sexual intercourse between consenting or non-consenting adults,”

    go on!

    “….. medical and psychological studies show clearly that pre-pubescent sexual activity is not healthy to a child,”
    and surely ultimately not for the rhabilitation of the degenerate mind of the adult that needs to indulg in such activities.

    “…. and the list goes on. ”

    and on and on.

    just out of curiousity – who TF is ‘Tamimi’ – I’m guessing a person who not only approves but actively of all these behaviours and the Islamic belief system in general – and even thinks non- members of his cult are on the wrong path?

  14. Malcolm
    So you are sane! Who is Tamimi – a “believer” who is not very bright but possibly rather dangerous.

  15. A mad would-be-bomber, who says he would love to become a martyr, but they wont let him back into his country to prove it, yet, the Sheik says he is posting from Jordon.
    What do you make of them? Caught out lying A-G-A-I-N!

  16. Sorry Kaw, if you were misled.

    OK, I wasn’t aware of Tamimi
    I can see the confusion I might have caused – ” what is this guy – a muslim pretending to be a non-muslim apologist.?”

    I guess one more level of abstraction is closer – a non-muslim portraying himself as a muslim pretending to be a non-muslim apologist.?”

    Now, I’d like to see this Tamimi guy confuse himself by going one level deeper – i.e. a muslim portaying a non-muslim portraying himself as a muslim pretending to be a non-muslim apologist.?”

    ‘….However, most muslims can laugh at themselves and the islamists but our problems are not with muslims –’
    Is that true?
    My perception is that most Muslims give tacit support to Islamist actions- and why wouldn’t they – Islamists actions bring fear and terror into populaces that MUST be dominated by islam – eventually – according to their little green book. So what’s a little collateral damage along the way – if the ultimate end is so good?

    Therefore – if a muslim is not vociferously opposed to islamist actions – they are in effect , on their side – complicit in their silence. A very small minority, who actually live in the West – and who are aware enough human beings to realise which side their bread is buttered on – do actually make some slight noises against Islamism – but generally that is not the case. Have you seen any muslims in the West protesting about stonings and hangings in Iran, or amputations in Sudan . No crowds outside the respective contries embassies? Why not – you’d think fellow muslims would have more sway over the governments of those countries than the lame opinions of the unwashed kuffar.

    And the truth is , I’m more on your ‘side’ than you probably are.

    Oh, as for bedwetting this is the metaphoric behaviour of white shoe liberals and I’m sure the actual behaviour of many non-muslims living in muslim dominated areas in Africa and Asia when they hear that totally unexpected knock on the door late at night.

  17. Well – while we are not far from the stage of guilty by association for all muslims I prefer to give them a change to save themselves and help terminate the islamist cancer that spreads in their communities. It is more effective to isolate and terminate with their help, but the other alternative is very possible. Like you I find the silence of the muslim majority disturbing and they are running out of time. However, our current problem is really with the left wing PC mootbats and we need to resolve this.

  18. Just couldn’t let it sit unshared – so I’ve copied the below from http://undhimmi.com/2010/05/01/political-corruption-in-muslim-communities-undermining-uk-election/

    Humor inspired by the British and American soldiers fighting for freedom in Afghanistan

    YOU MAY BE A TALIBAN IF:

    1. You refine heroin for a living but have a moral objection to beer, pot and vaccines.

    2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and a $5,000 rocket launcher but can’t afford shoes for your children.

    3. You have more wives than teeth. And more children then all your fingers, toes, teeth and wives combined.

    4. You wipe your ass with your bare left hand, but consider bacon, dogs and women “unclean”.

    5. You think vests come in three styles: bullet proof, suicide, and disguise.

    6. You can’t think of anyone you haven’t declared jihad against, and never stop trying to.

    7. You consider radio and television seriously dangerous to the people, but routinely carry explosives in your clothes.

    8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.

    9. You have nothing against women, if barefoot, pregnant and shrouded, and think every man should own at least two.

    10. You’ve always had a crush on your neighbors goat, camel and child.

    11. You believe world civilization reached its peak of perfection in 632 CE, and plan to soon bring it back to that level.

    12. You’ve heard of books besides the Quran, and hope someday to burn some.

    13. You think the Holocaust is a lie told by Jews in their evil plot to take over the world, but you long to make it true, after you succeed in your divine plot to take over the world.

    14. You long, and fight, for a pure Muslim homeland, besides the 57 you already have. But the Jews don’t get even one.

    15. You say “there is no compulsion in religion”, but only when all other religions admit your superiority, or when there is only one religion.

    16. You say that a few Jews and Christians (at best) will be saved from Hell, but only those who have who have followed the True Religion, i.e. Islam.

    17. When questioned you always point to the ONE verse in the Quran that recommends peace, and ignore the 500 that recommended war. But not in practice.

    18. Your God is merciful and good, but He spends 50% of His Holy Book drooling over the brutal suffering of non-Muslims in Hell, and the punishment He claims you will give US in this life.

    19. Your God is forgiving and kind, but killing for Islam is the Only Sure Way to AVOID Hell. Like helping Humankind is for Jews (who don’t believe in hell), or giving your life to Jesus is for Christians.

    20. “Slavery is Freedom”, “War is Peace” and “Backwards is Forewards” make perfect sense to you.

    21. You believe movies, music and unveiled women are snares of Satan, but violence is commanded by Allah for a higher place in Heaven.

    22. You believe the Quran is for all mankind (whether they want it or not) but can only be read in medieval Arabic.

    23. You claim Switzerland’s vote to ban new minarets (but not new Mosques) is “racist”, but banning all Churches, Synagogues and Hindu/Buddhist/Shinto/Other Temples from even existing in Saudi Arabia, and most other Muslim countries, is the Divine Will of Allah.

    24. You demand that Muslims be allowed unrestricted immigration to all Western Countries, but non-Muslims are forbidden to even enter the City of Mecca.

    25. You know that everything that happens is Predestined by Allah, but that you must learn and follow a million pointless rules for every action of the day to avoid offending Him. And you don’t want to offend Him!!

    26. You believe that Muhammad’s “Overnight-Flight” from Mecca to Jerusalem on his Magical Flying Horse (I am not making this up) gives you the right to appropriate the 3000 yr. old Jewish Temple for yourselves. (yes, they really believe this).

    27. You can recite from memory the entire Quran in Arabic, and someday hope to read a translation in your own language so you can find out what it says. (Until then you’ll take your Imams’ word it’s all good).

    28. A few satirical Dutch cartoons drive you into a worldwide burning/killing rage, yet many weeks-long Muslim State-produced miniseries of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion are “educational”. Yet there are no worldwide (or any) Jewish riots over them.

    29. You think the separation of Church and State is a Satanic plot, yet separation of adult men and women is ordained by Allah, and if you disagree you must be killed. (an actual recent Saudi Arabian Religious Authority fatwa). And yet gays are killed too.

    30. You think Adam (but not Eve), Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad were all actually Muslims, just like the Mormons know that they were all actually Mormons. And they also kill gays.

    31. You know the Devil is not really hiding under your bed – you’re not children! You just believe He is hidng in your bathroom so He can see your pee pee. (A Muslim Imam told me this personally)

    32. To you a central “spiritual” debate by “religious” authorities is whether all men will have permanent erections in Heaven, or whether they will get erect at will. Also whether women will be virgins perpetually or will be re-virgined after each use.

    33. You believe that Moses (Jew-liberating, 10 Commandments giving), was a pious dolt, and that Jesus (loving your neighbor as yourself, giving up your life for a friend) was a fraud, who was never actually crucified, was not the Son of God, but gave a sermon immediately after being born. (It’s in the Quran)

    34. And yet you believe Muhammad: a mass murdering, woman raping, slave trading, caravan raiding, Jew hating, narcissistic, genocidal, pedophile Warlord is a perfect role model for all time. And Islam is the most peaceful of Religions.

    35. Blowing up two 2000 yr old Buddhist statues is…. I can’t even think of a way to make this funny. F**king Muslims.

    An Islamophobe is a non-Muslim who wants to stay that way.

    A Muslim extremist is the one issuing the death threats, a muslim moderate is the one explaining why you deserve it.

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