Difficult Times for Freedom of Speech

Muhammad cartoon
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This cartoon by Kurt Westergaard which depicts Muhammad is one of a dozen that Muslim fanatics want to suppress through coercion. Attempts to censor written or artistic expressions, especially when motivated by religious beliefs, are a serious threat to free speech. Death threats against critics of Islam have happened recently. Salman Rushdie and Ayaan Hirsi Ali have had to hide their whereabouts, and filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered.

In the controversy of early 2006, Muslim zealots said that any depiction of Muhammad is blasphemous, even if he is shown in a positive light, as in the thumbnails below. If you believe in free speech, show that you won't be intimidated by threats by propogating Muhammad images on the Internet. A good source is the Muhammad Image Archive.

Muhammad Images