Monday, May 31, 2010

Facebook shuts down "Everybody Draw Mohammed"

According to AP
"In response to our protest, Facebook has tendered their apology and informed us that all the sacrilegious material has been removed from the URL," said Najibullah Malik, secretary of Pakistan's information technology ministry, referring to the technical term for a Web page.

Facebook assured the Pakistani government that "nothing of this sort will happen in the future," Malik said.

Officials from the website could not immediately be reached for comment. They said earlier the contents of the "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!" page did not violate Facebook's terms.


Oranous Young Mohammed

According to the godweb site, "An Iranian woman artist Oranous (who is a Muslim and lives in Tehran) created this iconic painting of a young Muhammed and is selling it online. Though this would seem to violate Islamic and Iranian law, some suggest that this particular painting is not forbidden because it depicts a young Muhammed before he was visited by the Angel Gabriel, which means that at this stage in his life he is not yet the Prophet." is down at the time of this posting. A victim of censorship or just forgot to update her credit card on file with godaddy?

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Baby Mohammed

Aww... the new baby!

From the godweb description:
Newly born Muhammad in his mother's arms being shown to his grandfather and citizens of Mecca. From Turkish book painting (date unknown). University of California, San Diego.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Nicholas Roerich Mohammed

This description is from the Tower of Babel site. The image for the page shows up in the google cache, but not on the page... hmm. I found a copy of the image at Light Omega.

Mohammed the Prophet (1929) by Nicholas Roerich – Tempera on canvas 74.2cm x 117.3cm

Beautiful, intense and filled with awe, this painting captures the essence of spiritual inspiration. Magnificent!

Friday, May 28, 2010

South Park and Super Best Friends Mohammed

Classic images of Mohammed from the South Park Super Best Friends episodes. Sorry for the size, but larger images are hard to come by. Bonus, you get three today.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Alien Travel Guide Mohammed

According to the Alien Travel Guide, "Mohammed can be compared to the Christian figure of Jesus Christ. This painting, found in Turkey, depicts the prophet Mohammed. Like Christ, Mohammed was sent by God, as a messenger to the people of the world. This is the story of Mohammed and his struggles to relieve his land from evil practices and suffering. As Mohammed grew up he had the opportunity to hear much about the Jewish and Christian faith."

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mohammed in the Box

An unidentified historical image of Mohammed, apparently painted on a box. From Erin Currier Fine Art.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Via Cox and Forkum

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mohammed's Image Problem

Mohammed's Image Problem

Via Cox and Forkum...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Connect the Dots Mohammed

From the Reason post, "...each of the images forces the viewer to actively participate not simply in the creation of meaning but of actually constructing the image itself. This is clearest in our grand prize winner, the image below, which pushes iman and infidel alike to do the work that would condemn them to death under the most extreme reading of injunctions against representing Mohammed.

There is a deeper lesson here: Connect the dots and discover that we all must be Spartacus on Everybody Draw Mohammad Day. And that in a free society, every day is Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.

Where's Mohammed?

From the Reason post, "...the invocation of the popular Where's Waldo? series forces the viewer to ask Where's Mohammed?, and to begin a hunt for a figure in the midst of an overstuffed scene. One assumes the black-robed character in the upper right-hand quadrant of the image is our quarry, but then what does it mean to confer on a small dot any significance whatsoever?"

This is not a Pipe. This is Mohammed

From the Reason post The homage to Rene Magritte below states "This is not a pipe. This is Muhammed," playing with the surrealist's famous statement about the necessary disjuncture between a picture and the thing it seeks to represent. Just as the drawing is not a pipe (it's a drawing of a pipe), it cannot be Mohammed even as it insists it is. Even more, it is plainly not even a drawing of Mohammed or of any human figure.

EveryBody Draw Mo' Day

EveryBody Draw Mo' Day

Via Hotair...