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:
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.