The Internets v. Radical Islam

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The Internets v. Radical Islam

Everybody Draw Muhammad Day. Pakistan bans YouTube and Facebook. Reviews of Four Lions. Death to us!

The Internets – acknowledged guardians of freedom of expression for people who have a fake picture, a fake name, and an IP blocker – are feeling a mite cocky these days. They’ve decided to turn it up a notch on people whom I hope I don’t offend and won’t try and kill me, hereafter referred to as, radical Islamists, pistachio nut jobs, men without hair care products or, “thems.”

Anyways, let’s start with Everybody Draw Muhammad Day. Historically, it started off as a reaction to a South Park episode that depicted Islam’s prophet, Muhammad (not a recommended activity for anyone, apparently). Not a reaction to the death of Theo Van Gough, a Dutch director who was killed for making a film that was critical of the treatment of women in Islam. Nope. Not even a reaction to the attacks made against Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. The paper had printed 12 cartoons of Muhammad on September 20, 2005, resulting in the possibility of some nut taking out the whole of Copenhagen.

Nope. You upset someone watching Comedy Central and you’d think the world was going to end. I guess that’s funny so, good job Comedy Central. You make us laugh. As implied by your name, Comedy Central. I get it.

Then, as a direct result of this,