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Who’s winning the free speech debate 10 years after the Danish Muhammad cartoons were printed?

Politico looks at who is winning the free speech debate 10 years after the Danish Newspaper Jyllands-Posten printed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and ignited a debate, violent and deadly protests and retaliation, and has sent cartoonists into hiding. Despite the 10-year anniversary of the event, which set off the biggest political crisis in Denmark […]

Posted on: Oct 5, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Charlie Hebdo editor: we’re done drawing Muhammad

From the Washington Post: “We have drawn Muhammad to defend the principle that one can draw whatever one wants,” said Laurent Sourisseau, in an interview this week with Stern, a German magazine. But Sourisseau, who goes by the cartoonist nickname “Riss,” said that it was not Charlie Hebdo’s intent to be “possessed” by its critique […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 26 Comments

Saturday Night Live video: Draw the Prophet Muhammad

Saturday Night Live pokes fun of Drawing the Prophet Muhammad.

Posted on: May 12, 2015,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Saturday Night Live video: Draw the Prophet Muhammad

Draw Muhammad winner Bosch Fawstin will not go into hiding; American Freedom Defense Initiative covering its tracks

Bosch Fawstin, the artist whose drawing of the Prophet Muhammad won the Draw Muhammad contest in Garland TX the night two gun-men attempted a shooting spree, says he’s not going into hiding and will continue to expose “the world’s most dangerous” movement. From World Net Daily: Fawstin, who spoke to WND Friday evening by telephone, […]

Posted on: May 11, 2015,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Draw Muhammad winner Bosch Fawstin will not go into hiding; American Freedom Defense Initiative covering its tracks

Charlie Hebdo editors makes a fundamental difference between Charlie Hebdo and Garland shooting

Charlie Hebdo editor-in-chief Gérard Briard was asked what was the difference between his magazine and Pamela Geller’s group in Texas that held the Draw Muhammad event. ?The thing is,? he answered, ?when we make a cartoon of the prophet Muhammad, or Jesus, or Moses, we don?t mock or attack people. We mock or attack institutions. […]

Posted on: May 6, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

ISIS claims credit for Texas shooting

From NPR: The self-declared Islamic State is taking credit for a thwarted attack on a contest to draw the Prophet Muhammad in Garland, Texas. According to SITE, a company that monitors jihadi groups, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in the latest edition of its al-Bayan news bulletin. The group identified the two suspects as […]

Posted on: May 5, 2015,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 9 Comments

What we know about the Garland TX Draw Muhammad shooting

Here’s a run-down of what we are learning of yesterday’s failed shooting of the Draw the Prophet event in Garland, TX Probably not surprising, the event organizers ABCNews is reporting that the FBI is searching an apartment in Phoenix AZ for clues in last nights shootings. The FBI is calling the resident of the apartment […]

Posted on: May 4, 2015,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on What we know about the Garland TX Draw Muhammad shooting

Bosch Fawstin awarded best Muhammad drawing award before shooting

The Dallas Morning News reports that cartoonist Bosch Fawstin was named the winner of the Draw Muhammad contest for the best depiction of the Prophet Muhammad. The event was sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. I did a bit of sleuthing to learn who Bosch is. This article from FrontpageMag tells us that Bosch […]

Posted on: May 4, 2015,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 29 Comments

BREAKING: Texas Draw Muhammad event ends with shooting

The “Draw the Prophet” event scheduled today in Garland, TX ended with an attempted shooting by two men tonight. The alleged gunmen were shot by police who were at the event for extra security. Here’s the latest from CNN: Two men who opened fire outside a contest for Prophet Mohammad cartoons in a Dallas suburb […]

Posted on: May 3, 2015,  Section: Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on BREAKING: Texas Draw Muhammad event ends with shooting

Charlie Hebdo cartoonists says he won’t draw Prophet Muhammad again

From the New York Times: The French cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo’s cover picture of the Prophet Mohammad after the Islamist killings at the satirical weekly in January, has said he will no longer draw the Prophet. “He no longer interests me,” he told Les Inrockuptibles in an interview published on its website on […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Hebdo cartoonists says he won’t draw Prophet Muhammad again

Read excerpts from Charb book, finished two days before Charlie Hebdo attack

The Independent has published a long excerpt from a book (“Letter to the Islamophobia Frauds Who Play into the Hands of Racists”) penned by Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphane Charbonnier, better known as Charb. The book was finished just two days before the attacks on Charlie Hebdo. A snippet: People who accuse Charlie Hebdo cartoonists of […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015,  Section: International, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Lars Vilks discusses free speech

Cartoonist Lars Vilks speaks in Finland regarding the events in Europe and free speech.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 2 Comments

Lars Vilks awarded prize for free speech courage

From Breitbart: Each year, the Free Press Society of Denmark gives out the Sappho Award ? a prize for courage in the advocacy of free speech, named after the Greek poet who serves as the Society?s icon. This year?s winner is cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has been dealing with death threats from Muslims in Europe […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Lars Vilks awarded prize for free speech courage

Original Asterix comic book page raises $160k for Charlie Hebdo families

Astérix co-creator Albert Uderzo donated a storyboard from the 1971 Astérix and the Laurel Wreath for auction. From The New York Times: PARIS ? An original Astérix comic book page fetched 150,000 euros, or about $160,000, at a sale at Christie?s here, with all the proceeds going to the families of those killed in the […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 2 Comments

Denmark debates whether to put Muhammad cartoons in textbooks

From the Washington Post: Yet the debate about whether to publish depictions of Muhammad ? a practice generally prohibited in Islam and violently opposed by extremists ? hasn’t disappeared following the horrific events of the past few months. And now, a Danish proposal would push the debate far further than before ? by putting cartoons […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 10 Comments