It's time for Draw Mohammed Day 2012. May 20th is the third annual day to find your inner artist and challenge fascist Islamic governments around the world who oppress freedom of speech and expression by their citizen, and dare to threaten citizens in other countries for challenging their ridiculous arcane laws.
The video above reminds us that there are evil leaders in the world that has allowed religion to cloud their rational judgement to the extend that they refuse to allow their citizens to draw a picture.
These efforts to use social networking to challenge these authoritarian religious regimes and their blind followers are vital to breaking down their mystique and power. Yes, today Pakistan closed down Twitter because Twitter refused to block tweets about Draw Mohammed Day. But today, hundreds of thousands of secular, agnostic, atheist, freethinker, and humanist citizens in these repressive countries live in daily fear of expressing their personal views. As people who live in free societies, we have a responsibility to stand up and fight for the rights of all humans to be free from repression.
This is why days like Draw Mohammed Day are important. In one little way, we stand in allegiance with all those who are fighting for freedom of speech and expression around the world. Day by day, in both small and big ways, we will chip away at the wall of religious extremism. We are working for the day that religious oppression is wiped off the face of a rational earth.