Announcement: Mohammed Idol!

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Submitted by administrator on Thu, 2008-02-14 21:27

In a gesture of solidarity with Danish cartoonists and newspaper publishers—SOLO announces ... Mohammed Idol!

You have one week to submit your images of the "prophet" Mohammed - piss be upon him - then you get to vote for images in various categories such as:

Most Humorous
Best Political Satire
Best Swimsuit
Best Image in a Compromising Position
and the Grand Prix: Image Most Likely To Get You Killed.

Winner gets 72 virgins, gender of choice (mix and match if you like), in THIS life.

Images must be produced by the submitters, no posting of copyrighted or unoriginal works. Stick figures are acceptable...

So let's kick it off with Bosch Fawstin's excellent Mohammed image:


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Muslims nations: Defame Islam, get sued

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DAKAR, Senegal - "The Muslim world has created a battle plan to defend its religion from political cartoonists and bigots.

Concerned about what they see as a rise in the defamation of Islam, leaders of the world's Muslim nations are considering taking legal action against those that slight their religion or its sacred symbols. It was a key issue during a two-day summit that ended Friday in this western Africa capital.

The Muslim leaders are attempting to demand redress from nations like Denmark, which allowed the publication of cartoons portraying the Prophet Muhammad in 2006 and again last month, to the fury of the Muslim world.

Though the legal measures being considered have not been spelled out, the idea pits many Muslims against principles of freedom of speech enshrined in the constitutions of numerous Western governments.

"I don't think freedom of expression should mean freedom from blasphemy," said Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade, the chairman of the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference.

"There can be no freedom without limits."

Delegates were given a voluminous report by the OIC that recorded anti-Islamic speech and actions from around the world. The report concludes that Islam is under attack and that a defense must be mounted.

"Muslims are being targeted by a campaign of defamation, denigration, stereotyping, intolerance and discrimination," charged Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the secretary general of the group.

The report urges the creation of a "legal instrument" to crack down on defamation of Islam. Some delegates point to laws in Europe criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust and other anti-Semitic rhetoric. They also point to articles within various U.N. charters that condemn discrimination based on religion and argue that these should be ramped up.

"In our relation with the western world, we are going through a difficult time," Ihsanoglu told the summit's general assembly. "Islamophobia cannot be dealt with only through cultural activities but (through) a robust political engagement."

The International Humanist and Ethical Union in Geneva released a statement accusing the Islamic states of attempting to limit freedom of expression and of attempting to misuse the U.N.

Human Rights Watch said in a statement that objectionable depictions of the Prophet Muhammad do not "give them the right under international human rights law to insist that others abide by their views."

Hemayet Uddin, the lead author of the OIC report and head of cultural affairs for the group said legal action is needed because "this Islamophobia that we see in the world has gone far beyond a phobia. It is now at the level of hatred, of xenophobia, and we need to act."

A new charter drafted by the OIC commits the Muslim body "to protect and defend the true image of Islam" and "to combat the defamation of Islam."

To protect the faith, Muslim nations have created an "observatory" that meets regularly to monitor Islamophobia. It examines lectures and workshops taking place around the world and prints a monthly record of offensive content.

But some of the summit's delegates said a legal approach would be over the top.

"My general view would be that the confrontational approach is one my country would avoid," said Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Iftekhar Chowdhruy. Bangladesh is 90 percent Muslim.

While the Muslim world worries about the image of Islam in the West, the U.S. envoy to the OIC attended the summit to try to tackle the thorny question of America's image among Muslim states.

Sada Cumber calls his campaign the "soft power" of the U.S. — an effort to find common ground with Muslim nations by championing universal values the U.S. holds dear like religious tolerance and freedom of speech.

"America has a deep respect for the religion of Islam," Cumber told The Associated Press. "The freedom of faith that we exercise, that we enjoy in America, that is also a very important aspect of the American core values. Anyone who wants to practice any faith is never stopped or discouraged."

Also during the summit, Chad and Sudan signed a peace agreement to stop incursions of rebels across each other's borders, and the summit delegates committed themselves to addressing the spiraling violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Associated Press Writer Heidi Vogt contributed to this report

A Moderate Saturday Night

Liz's picture

Mohammed

Mohammed at the County Fair

Liz's picture

my late entries

Liz's picture

#1 The Mohammed Plunger

Not an entry...

Marcus's picture

..or Mohammed. But worth posting anyway,

Sandi

Suma's picture

Very funny Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

This takes it

Bosch Fawstin's picture

Great take, Sandi, a perfect flip.

That's Mo

Sandi's picture

Bump -- C'mon all you stick drawers...

Jameson's picture

Doesn't have to be well crafted to be fatwa-funny...

Jesus and Mo

[hat tip to Not PC]

Great show by those who have

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Great show by those who have already posted their Mohammed cartoons. Not enough though! To give things a bit of a stir up, the competition will be extended for another fortnight AND SOLO will be adding an 'Infidel' t-shirt in addition to the 72 virgins on offer.


Still offended?

Lance's picture

Jameson...

Jody Gomez's picture

That's damned funny, and offensive. Great!

Big Mo

MWojeich's picture

Islamo-porker

Jameson's picture

On second read...

Jody Gomez's picture

...I did get a definite laugh out of Lance's illustration.

Come on people...

Jody Gomez's picture

...offend the mother-fuckers! Give me something that will make me laugh my ass off, and make Osama start plotting your demise.

Mine

Lindsay Perigo's picture

Peace and Love!

lumiss's picture

Upload the image to

Lance's picture

Upload the image to facebook, flickr or any location on the web... then follow these instructions:
http://www.solopassion.com/node/1563

how do i post my jpeg on

lumiss's picture

how do i post my jpeg on this lousy thing?

Meet my Prophet

Zelig's picture

Dynamo

Iain Hume's picture

Dynamo

Mr. Muhammed at his day job

Suma's picture

After the merger, it became a lot easier to hand out rewards.

My attempt

Lance's picture

Mr and Mrs Mohammed:

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