Thursday, May 26, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Everybody Draw Mohammad Day

I offered to draw Mohammad for non-artists who wanted to take part in Everybody Draw Mohammad Day, and I'm glad that so many of you took me up on my offer, as there are now an extra 65 Mohammad cartoons out in the world because of it. I never set out to draw Mohammad until cartoonists were threatened with death over it. And so I naturally began drawing Mohammad. Since drawing Mohammad can get you killed, then Mohammad needs to be drawn again and again and again and again, until the idea that human beings should be murdered over cartoons is Obliterated out of existence.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

"Non-PC" tRump Doesn't Think We Can, Or Should, Draw Mohammad

You may know how bad tRump is on Free Speech, and I've done a few cartoons on that, but here's a cartoon (playing off my winning Mohammad cartoon) that I intended to post on the one year anniversary of the Garland Mohammad contest and terrorist attack, on May 3rd, but one which I completely forgot about it, due to being busier than usual. And to the tRump fans who tell me that he's different on the issue of Free Speech now: No, I have never heard him repudiate his position on this, and I don't see him all of a sudden becoming some great Free Speech advocate one month shy of his 70th birthday. As for commemorating the attack in Garland last year, the only commentator who I found took the time to do that was Yaron Brook on his talk show. Here's that episode. As for how Not to cover my winning cartoon and the terrorist attack that followed- and my current sale of my winning cartoon- here's a TV segment on FOX4NEWS that basically was: This cartoon is Not newsworthy, yet we're going to dedicate an entire TV News segment to it. The TV station invited me to be on, but I told them I wouldn't appear if they didn't show the subject of their report - my winning Mohammad cartoon. And they told me that they "couldn't", and so I told them that I couldn't appear. Watch that segment here 

Thursday, May 05, 2016

From ebay to obey and back to ebay

UPDATE: eBay came around and allowed me to re-list my winning Mohammad cartoon. So Bravo to ebay. Bid here 

I'm a first time ebay seller who learned, after the fact, that I'm supposed to have dollar limits on sales. But ebay Mistakenly allowed me to sell my winning Mohammad cartoon for as Much as I wanted to (the last current bid was $10,000 after only 3 days), and they ended up removing it on a "technicality". I spent an hour talking to three eBay representatives to tell them that since it's Their fault, and since they admit it, that they should allow me to re-list it as was. No matter what I said, no matter how, they refused, even though they admitted that they were wrong in not detecting their error. When I mentioned that over 100 eBay customers were "watching" the sale and that there were 37 bids for it, meaning, that there was serious momentum going on in the sale, they still refused to re-list it, sticking to their "policy', which They broke. In the end, I think this is just the latest example of Western submission to Islam, and all the reasons they give for removing it are mere pretext. 

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

My Winning Mohammad Cartoon is For Sale to the Highest Bidder

UPDATE: eBay Removed Listing.

UPDATE 2: It's Back on eBay

Before eBay removed my listing on a "technicality", the current highest bid for it was $10,000 in only three days. To the bidders (I had 37 bids) and the 108 "watchers" on eBay who are interested in my Mohammad cartoon: eBay removed the listing on a "technicality", and after an attempt to correct it and re-list, they erected a couple of new obstacles to doing so, effectively barring it from eBay. Contact me to be notified of my next step.

Here is the text for my auction listing:

Own a piece of history. Own the Cartoon at the Center of a Terrorist Attack.  

Shortly after my Mohammad cartoon was announced as the winner of Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer’s AFDI Draw Mohammad contest event and exhibition in Garland Texas, two jihadists came to try to murder the approximately 200 people who attended the event. They would have succeeded if not for a heroic, sharp-shooting policeman who blew their heads off before they could even enter the building. The attack and event became an international news story and my life has never been the same since. Following the attack, I received more death threats than I ever had, even though I’ve been drawing Mohammad for years. But despite the danger, I want to continue drawing Mohammad. These days, there are fewer cartoonists willing to draw “He Who Must Not Be Drawn,” and, for me, that’s just more reason to do so, especially in a world where Free Speech is under siege from all sides.

What kind of world would it be if no one drew Mohammad? The Islamic world. I never want to live in that world, and drawing Mohammad every so often is how I personally keep that world at bay. My winning Mohammad cartoon explicitly spells out why I draw Mohammad in the first place. I never set out to draw Mohammad until the Danishcartoonists who did so were threatened with death over it. Though their Mohammad cartoons were blamed for inciting Islamic violence, in truth it’s Islamic violence whichincites Mohammad cartoons.   
My winning Mohammad cartoon led me to an event where I could have died if jihadists had their way, so it’s the most significant and most famous cartoon I’ve ever done—and might ever do. My cartoon became a symbol of Free Speech because drawing Mohammad has now become the most daring way of exercising one’s right to Free Speech in today’s world. Based on what some have written about it, it has become one of the most important pieces of art in recent memory.   

For example, Mark Steyn wrote the following about my winning Mohammad cartoon:  

“It's less about Mohammed than about the prohibition against drawing Mohammed—and the willingness of a small number of Muslims to murder those who do, and a far larger number of Muslims both enthusiastic and quiescent to support those who kill. Mr.Fawstin understands the remorseless logic of one-way multiculturalism—that it leads to the de facto universal acceptance of Islamic law.”    

Own a famous piece of art that’s become a symbol of Free Speech, an image of which Freedom-lovers helped spread like wildfire on the Internet. Own a piece of original art that was at the heart of the first physical jihad attack on Free Speech in America. The image ended up on billboards, t-shirts, even coffee cups. It’s a newsworthy piece of art that 99.9% of the news media outside of Fox News never showed, and the original isnow available for sale to the highest bidder.  

Here are all of my media appearances about my Mohammad cartoon and the terrorist attack that followed.

My original piece is on 14" x 17" bristol board paper. I drew Mohammad in black India ink, using a fine brush. The rest of the drawing I drew in pencil. There are two slight white spots of correction fluid on my original. I signed it in ink in the bottom right corner.     
Invest in a piece of history.

Place your bid on Ebay here.

"That's Why I Draw You"

Last year on this day is when ISIS-linked Jihadists came to murder the two hundred of us who were at the Draw Mohammad contest event in Garland, Texas. As I tweeted out hours after their attack: They came to kill us and died for it. Justice.

I wrote the following last year right after I won the Draw Mohammad contest in Garland, in a post titled "The Jihad On Free Speech":

I won both the People's Choice Award and the Top Prize Award for AFDI's Mohammad Cartoon Contest, and I had the honor to stand with Robert Spencer, Geert Wilders and Pamela Geller in defense of Free Speech. Some of the reports about the attack that happened not long after this photo was taken actually used the words "two were left dead" after the attack. As if the two were innocent human beings and Not would-be mass murdering Muslims who were shot dead quickly before they were able to do more than shoot a security guard in the leg. The scumedia seems to be hitting a new low in its response to the attack and in its smears of those involved with the event, with many of them refusing to even show my winning cartoon below. 

Here are all of my media appearances on Garland. 

Geert Wilders vs Mohammad

I had an exchange with Geert Wilders about my commemorating the Garland contest/attack with a new Mohammad cartoons. He had an idea about him fighting Mohammad in some way, and the below is the result. He just tweeted about it and even made it his avatar on Twitter, all while he's being dragged into court again for telling the truth about Islam. He was acquitted once, hope he's acquitted again, and soon.