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Peace Be Upon Her by PaulJohnLittle Peace Be Upon Her by PaulJohnLittle
The first annual Everybody Draw Mohammed Day seems to be a success so far. Was I disappointed that few dA community members participated? Yes, quite a bit, in fact. Was I proud of everybody who did? Absolutely.

This one's for Lars Vilks (PBUH). I figure it speaks for itself. I wanted to do something a bit different from the previous ones for the occasion. Didn't have a whole lot of time after I finished the day's work, so I went the iconographic route. Hope y'all dig it!

Whoops! Edited to add a Quranic verse that I particularly despise: "Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."

I considered a more explicit call to arms against all non-Muslims (there are several in the book, for those who haven't read the actual text), but something about this one inflames my sense of humanity even more than exhortations to conquest. It's that whole shame-as-religion thing, and it's buttressed by the whole religion-is-a-tool-of-oppression thing. It's not very difficult at all to imagine a man in the Bronze Age Middle East sitting down and concocting such rubbish. Isn't it just like the ruling class to tell us that war is a terrible thing, a ghastly thing that offends our sensibilities, even as it sends out legions of troops to do its bidding? And isn't it so like religion to tell us that which pleases us most is something to avoid doing because it's "bad" for us.

Despicable, primitive nonsense, all of it.
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Watanabe16 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Hmm perhaps you should add some vile Koran texts covering the murder's skin. Would make a bigger impact for those who can read it.
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albatrash Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Nice.

I think. :)

You have to wonder at a God that would continue to create religions in the same small area and even make their holy place ONE place. That's surely a recipe for disaster.

I think we all know who really made those religions.
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mightybearrr Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
i got three things to say about this:

1) "Community Projects / Awareness / 2010 / Women's History Month" lmfao
2) your commentaries seems a bit borderline bigoted though you are making some good points (just a "warning" :-p)
3) this would make a bitchin' tattoo

and i would've done something if i knew it would actually change the minds of those fanatics
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Trixen Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Im sad the group was taken down.. I feel like the caved way to easy.

Please, dont stop doing what your doing, I love your work.. It speaks not only in truths, but is visualy appealing. You got great talent

allah akbar! XD Keep it up =3
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PaulJohnLittle Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, they actually got rid of it? That's shameful and pathetic on the part of dA. I'm off to write a letter of complaint immediately.
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Trixen Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
No the facebook page I meant mate.. still pretty lame >.>
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PaulJohnLittle Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, okay! I'm not surprised Fbook folded. I deleted my account almost a year ago anyway. I'm glad dA seems to be respecting the rights of artists!
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Trixen Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
where is the movement on here, could you link me?
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PaulJohnLittle Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing! [link]
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Trixen Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
I know we are into different styles, but here was my artwork :P

[link]
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