Kayangelus wrote:Nordic Einar wrote:I think that if you're going to be an asshole, even if you're being an asshole for noble reasons, you should be honest enough with yourself to admit that you're being an asshole.
I reiterate, since people continue to strawman this - I do not believe Islam is exempt from criticism, or that you shouldn't have the right to draw Muhammad. I just think you're a dick for doing it, and I'd appreciate the honesty of admitting you're a dick.
We are being dicks. We honestly don't care that we are being dicks, since we are fighting for our right to be dicks.
No, because I still think you're being a huge dick to non-extremist Muslims, but at least you've got the self-respect to admit it to yourself.
AtlasDrugged wrote:Islam is reprehensible, and I have no qualms about 'offending' or 'othering' people who subscribe to a vile and oppressive ideology which they wish to impose upon others; they can get over it. Any dickishness which might be contained within an innocent drawing of Mohammad is far outweighed by their dickishness towards women, gays and non-Muslims (or indeed other Muslims!). I salute this initiative and support making every day Draw Mohammad Day (with prizes for most creative insulting depictions) until they shape up or shut up.
This shit? Right here? This is the kind of person DMD is giving a platform to. This is the kind of person who, because they're emboldened by the thousands who're participating too, are harassing non-extremist Muslims. You cannot separate DMD and shit like this, because this shit is often a core constituent. And the thing is? I know plenty of many liberal, high-minded XKCD-esque peers who participated under the guise of protecting free speech. The truth of the matter? Most of them did it because they finally had a day when being Islamophobic and offensive to Muslims was okay.
smw543 wrote:I doubt you'll find many participants that would agree with those anti-Muslim sentiments. And even if that were the case, I'm more concerned with the merit of their actions than the purity of their motives.
Many participants in this thread? Maybe. Many participants out in the wide open internet? I'd strongly argue to the contrary.
But it's cool - you don't mind if they're racist, bigotted fucks, as long as it pushes your desired agenda, right?