Cartoonists are still in the front line in the War Begun By Islam.
As you’ve probably heard, two Muslim shooters trying to murder people at a Draw Mohammed competition in Garland, Texas, were shot dead by a police officer before they began.
If only it had happened that way at the Charlie Hebdo offices.
The difference between Paris and Texas? Guns. “People are alive today because Garland not only allows guns, but was prepared.” The would-be murders had assault rifles. The officer used his duty pistol. He was wounded, but okay.
They were not.
Apparently the shooting has begun another “debate” about free speech – a debate among the only people in the US who apparently don’t understand free speech. Academics. Media. Government. Muslims.
As one person said on Twitter:
What made them violently bonkers? Contemplate this quote from one shooter’s lawyer: “He had been going down a bad path and then he found Islam.” Let that sink in.
So if you’re wondering what drawing won the competition – a drawing good enough to kill for, it was this, by cartoonist Bosch Fawstin—which will now get way, way, way more circulation than it ever would have before.
Cartoon by Bosch Fawstin.
Here he is receiving his cheque:
- “Freedom of speech; separation of church and state. These are principles to cherish, not to denigrate. The true ‘haters’ out there are the ones who shout the label of ‘hater’ at anyone who dares to take a moment to stand up for them.”
Hatred of Mohammad … Or Love of Liberty? – Michael Hurd, CAPITALISM MAGAZINE
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'Once Free Speech Goes, It's Over': 'Draw Muhammad' Contest Winner Sounds Off
Bosch Fawstin said that the contest was important to him because it's about freedom of speech, which he asserted is "under siege."
"I understand the threat that we face and that's why I do what I do," Fawstin said. "I do it because we're being threatened. This has to be fought head-on."
"As artists, as writers, as thinkers, as Americans, as people who love freedom, and the entire West, we need to hit back. Not with violence, with the truth, with our art, with our writing," Fawstin said. "Once free speech goes, it's over."
Watch the interview below...