May 20th ?
Why, that means today it’s EDMD.
Happy “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” everyone !
As you may have heard this 1st-ever EDMD was thought of by a female cartoonist from the US called Molly Norris .
She did this because of what happened in New York & Washington DC on 9/11… no, I meant because of what happened in Madrid on 3/11 of 2004… no no, it’s because of what happened in London on 7/7 of 2005… wait, EDMD is because of South Park ???
Now that (the animation series) is just stupid.
& also stupid was the whole reason for holding this event.
But even more stupid was Miss Norris because after making the drawing calling for EDMD, posting it on her website & even giving an interview on the radio about it, she chickened out & distanced herself from the whole thing mere days later.
She eventually posted a statement explaining herself, part of which follows below…
“Personally I can feel afraid of Muslims because I really have no idea if in their hearts they hate non-Muslims.
I hope for the sake of this country that moderate Muslims will speak out with everyone else against any violent members of that or any other religion. That way I would know that there is a difference. Maybe this cartoon I made, this fictional poster of “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!” had such a wildfire effect because it is finally time for Muslims and non-Muslims to understand one another more.
I am going back to the drawing table now!
What kind of response is that ?
To Hell with this clueless “oh-I-dunno-know-if-Muslims-are-evil-or-not” sell-out of a hypocrite.
But her desertion is no reason to worry.
Because we here at X-Mer Central do care for the Freedom Of Speech, so how could we remain silent ?
& by silent I mean picking up the computer mouse & using it for some good ol’ counter terrorism art.
However, EDMD is in no way meant to attack evil Muslim terrorists or even help bridge cultural &/or religious differences between Islam & non-Islam.
This event is nothing more than a piss-poor excuse for non-Muslims to ridicule an entire religion at the expense of everyone including themselves.
& for this very reason I will not be joining up on EDMD to create “art” depicting a certain prophet.
Not all is lost though, as I can still create some art that is not related to EDMD or what it stands for.
She’s not a prophet, she’s not holy, she’s not even realistic.
She’s a cartoon depiction of a cow & a rather nice one at that.
You see, I had never drawn a cow on my computer before & I’m proud that on this day a stupid event still made me do something new, worthwhile & productive…