I (foolishly) thought the cartoon controversies would die out after "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day," but it seems there are still plenty of Muslims to get angry over silly cartoons. Interestingly, if Muslims hadn't complained, far less people would have seen the cartoon of Jesus and Muhammad having a drink. By bringing the media into the discussion, millions of people have now seen it:
Sunnis are blowing up Shias, and vice versa. Ahmadis are being slaughtered in Indonesia. Christians are being persecuted by Muslims in Egypt, Iraq, and Pakistan. Muslims from around the world are calling for the annihilation of Israel. Teenage girls are being butchered by their fathers and brothers over Muslim "honor." Wives are being beaten in the name of Surah 4:34. Terrorist groups are plotting their next attack. And Muslims in the UK are complaining about . . . a cartoon.
Islam: The Religion of Odd Priorities.
DAILY MAIL--A row has erupted over an atheist society at a top London University posting a cartoon sketch featuring the prophet Muhammad having a drink with Jesus on its Facebook page.
A student Muslim group is demanding the 'offensive' image of Jesus and Mo having a drink at the bar, taken from an online satirical sketch, be removed from the social networking site.
The president of the Atheist, Secularist and Humanist society at the prestigious University College London (UCL), Robbie Yellon, has stepped down over the controversy.
But the Society still refuses to take down the image - claiming its right to defend 'freedom of expression'.
Secretary for the National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies, Michael Paynter,said: 'Robbie stepped aside because he signed up as president to organise events and run a student society.
'He did not appreciate the stress he would be under when dealing with a controversy like this, so he wanted to make way for someone else.'
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association's protest against the photo has been backed by UCL's Union.
A UCL Union statement said: 'The atheist society has agreed they will take more consideration when drawing up publicity for future events.
'The society was asked to remove the image because UCLU aims to foster good relations between different groups of students and create a safe environment where all students can benefit from societies regardless of their religious or other beliefs.'
The image that started the controversy was taken from an online twice-weekly satirical comic strip, called Jesus and Mo, and has been running since 2005.
The Association aims to continue its protest until the image is taken down - claiming it is offensive and has wider implications.
The association's national spokesperson, Adam Walker, said the two student groups had worked well together in the past and said the offence was unnecessary.
He said: 'The principle is more important than who is being attacked - this time it is Muslims and Christians but in the future it could be atheists themselves.'
"This time it is Muslims and Christians but in the future it could be atheists themselves." Wow. This guy apparently thinks that atheists will be just as upset over a cartoon as Muslims are. (Read more.)
How about it, atheists? Are you quaking in your boots at the thought of the tables turning, when someone might ***GASP*** draw a cartoon making fun of your beliefs? Here's one:
Let's see if I get any death threats.