Why events like the #Garlandshooting Mohammad Cartoon Contest are important

By now you’ve heard about the two shooters who attacked the Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. They shot one guard and then were killed themselves.

The raging debate is: is the contest an important demonstration of free speech, or a needless provocation against the Muslim religion? After all, we wouldn’t defend a contest that made fun of Christianity, or a contest that made fun of Judaism, would we?

  • If you can put a crucifix in a jar of piss and call it art and display it in a museum, then you can have a Mohammad cartoon contest.

    • Mohamsandwich

      Piss Christ: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piss_Christ Indeed, 1987 seems like ancient history, especially when considering 9/11 was fourteen years in the future.

    • Minicapt

      Because the people of Christ won’t kill you for being “transgressive”.


  • Hard Little Machine

    Yes and no. Art is one thing, non-responses to violence is another. If everytime Jews were killed and assaulted, Jews rose up and burned down mosques and Muslim neighborhoods and marched in the streets screaming for the extermination of all Muslims everywhere there’s be a bit less antisemitic violence. But they don’t. They barely can contain their own creeping Jewish apologies for being so darned hard to kill.

  • simus1

    When it comes to non muslims, muslims only respect the iron fist in the iron glove if it is poised to give them a certain hard time. That is why the cowardly accommodation policies favoured by our insane leftist elites are so damaging.

    • “Insane leftist elites”. That’s the truth.

  • Clink9

    We seem to be surrounded by “average Canadians” in our lives that have zero interest in the jihad wave taking over the planet. They would rather pay out more than half their paychecks to the gubmint and book a trip to Cuba.

    If this helps wake up these dopes or “raise awareness” as the lefties say then these contests are worth it.

  • mobuyus

    Could someone inform the cbc as to just what the southern poverty law center is, they keep hauling it out as the pinnacle of authority on freedom and free speech.

    • Jay Currie

      Oh they know what it is.

      • simus1

        The inmates of the Communist Bullshit Commune have always been much more at ease with stalinists and their ilk than really boring “little people” with their own non collective ideas.