Draw Muhammad Day

Tuesday, May 20, is ‘Draw Muhammad Day’ which is used to point out the restrictions on free speech and open dialogue concerning religion that exist in many countries. Blasphemy is a victimless crime. Blasphemy laws, however, harm real people for having different ideas about religion and faith than their governments allow. Criticism should never be a crime.

Here is my contribution:

created cartoon of Muhammad and Jesus hanging out

Drawing a religious figure doesn’t insult the religion and laws enacted to punish people who criticize religion goes against our basic human rights. People have rights not religion or religious symbols.

poster listing people harmed by blasphemy laws around the world