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 was a former Muslim:
My name is Bosch and I?m a recovered Muslim.
That is, if Muslims don?t kill me for leaving Islam, which it requires them to do. That?s just one of the reasons I?ve been writing and drawing against Islam and its Jihad for a number of years now. But fortunately for us, Islam hasn?t been able to make every Muslim its slave, just as Nazism wasn?t able to turn every German into a Nazi. So there is Islam and there are Muslims. Muslims who take Islam seriously are at war with us and Muslims who don?t aren?t.
Bosch created a two part comic book called The Infadel. The two comic books were released through Comixology. Bosch described The Infidel plot as:
THE INFIDEL is about twin brothers Killian Duke and Salaam Duka whose Muslim background comes to the forefront of their lives on 9/11. It’s Recovered Muslim vs Born Again Muslim. Killian responds to the atrocity by creating an ex-Muslim counter-jihad superhero comic book called PIGMAN, as Salaam fully surrenders to Islam. Pigman’s battle against his archenemy SuperJihad is echoed by the escalating conflict between the twins.
Bosch has a Twitter account, but hasn’t posted since Saturday.
The cash prize for the Draw the Prophet event was $10,000.
According to the Morning news organizers had to pay $10,000 for additional police security.
Here’s what Pamela Geller, one of the event organizers, said regarding the cost of extra security:
?That?s the first time in any of our events across America,? Geller said. ?We had a Ground Zero mosque protest that drew over 35,000 people. Police presence was intense and we didn?t pay a dime. I?ve never seen anything like that where you have to pay for police. ? That?s what we call the high cost of freedom.?