Today, the 20th of May 2010 is International Everybody Draw Mohammed Day. You can get the full story at the Wikipedia page, but in summary it all started off by the South Park episodes I speak about in an earlier post (go take a look). A cartoonist called Molly Norris decided to have a little fun with it and drew the cartoon shown to the left. She spread it around a few prominent social networking celebrities and celebrity bloggers to give people a laugh.
Joe Wellington then created a facebook page with quickly grew to have a few thousand followers. By this stage Molly started realising the implications of what this could mean. It was originally intended to just be a one-off cartoon, to give people a laugh and point out the importance of free speech. She decided to disassociate herself from it as it had grown out of control. Continue reading