So, this is regarding the Draw Muhammad Day thing. A friend of mine was talked into drawing a Powerpuff Girl version of Muhammad, and she stated that she's not going to post it. Then a few minutes later she said she felt bad. Aaron told her not to. This is the following conversation that took place via skype.
Me: Well, it is kinda bad. I mean, yeah there are extremists in that religion but it is a sacred law that they don't want any depictions of him. And that's a general rule. So...throwing that in their faces in that manner is accomplishing what?
Aaron: of telling them en masse to stfu and not impress their silly desires on the rest of the world
Me: That is such an ignorant statement. It's a religion. That's like every non-Christian plastering offensive pictures of Jesus and telling all the Christians that their beliefs are retarded.
Aaron: lots of people do do that
Me: That's an opinion, and the one thing this world needs is to stop being douches to other people just because they disagree.
Yeah, doesn't make it right.
I poke fun, I'm not perfect, but I don't go out of my way to fuck with everyone just because I don't agree with them.
Aaron: sure, many muslims need to stop being douches and stop threatening death, attacking, and killing people who draw muhamed
Me: Bullshit. There are always going to be large groups of extremists in every religion.
But I guaran-damn-tee you that there is at least ONE person who wouldn't hate and threaten death. And I will sure as fuck defend them, because it's worth it.
Aaron: there seem to be a rather large number of -violent- extreamists within Islam
Aaron: the ones who wont hate or threaten probably wont care much about all this
Me: No, they'll probably be deeply saddened.
Aaron: *shrugs* i dissagree
Me: Yeah, of course there isn't one Muslim who's hurt by all this. Who wishes love on those who persecute him/her.
Aaron: mmm yes, this is totally persicution
Me: In respect of that person and their beliefs, I'm standing against it. Yes, it is.
It's a slap in the face to that person.
Aaron: its more like a middle finger
Me: It's complete disrespect of them and their beliefs.
Aaron: disrespecting a religion is not persicuting it
Me: Here, educate yourself.
Liz: well it doesnt matter
because i'm not gonna post it or anything
Aaron: alright, i digress
Brandon: what are you all talking about?
Me: The draw Muhammad thing.
Liz: thanks tho
Brandon: draw muhammad thing?
Aaron: today is draw Muhammad day
Me: I'm not specifically targeting you, Patika. I'm talking about the group and what it stands for.
Brandon: i didnt know about this?
Me: Yeah. Well, in Islam it's disrespectful to draw Muhammad. Because a lot of people think that the extremists run the entire show, they're all drawing Muhhamad in varying disrespectful manners and posting it online.
Me: It's sad.
Doesn't anybody else feel like it's disrespectful? It's definitely hurtful. I know what that group states, but that doesn't make it right. I really do believe that there is at least one Muslim woman or man who does not threaten death or hatred on those who persecute her/him. Doesn't anyone care about them?