According to Islam's most trusted historical sources, Muhammad used to dress up in his wives' clothing. Indeed, Muhammad even received revelations while dressed in his child-bride Aisha's garments, making him the world's first and only cross-dressing prophet. Can this really be God's last messenger? Can we trust the Qur'an when parts of it came to Muhammad when he was cross-dressing?
Huffington Post 2 October 2012
By Edward Falzon
September 30 2012 was the fourth annual Blasphemy Rights Day International, and we needed it this year as much as any other.
To the chagrin of anyone in favour of freedom of speech, such as Barack Obama, there are new calls at the United Nations to introduce an international law restricting blasphemy.
These are scanned images from the latest edition of the Spanish satirical magazine "El Jueves".
danielpipes.org 26 September 2012
By Daniel Pipes
When Salman Rushdie mocked Islamic sanctities in 1989 in his magical realist novel The Satanic Verses, Ayatollah Khomeini did something shockingly original: He pronounced a death edict on Rushdie and all those connected to the production of his book. By doing this, Khomeini sought to impose Islamic mores and laws on the West; we don't insult the prophet, he effectively said, and neither can you.
That started a trend of condemning those in the West deemed anti-Islamic that persists to this day. Again and again, when Westerners are perceived as denigrating Muhammad, the Koran, or Islam, Islamists demonstrate, riot and kill.
Diana West 20 September 2012
By Diana West
What's wrong with the following statement?
Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French weekly, published a page of Mohammed cartoons today, sending France into lockdown.
What's wrong is this: The publication of the cartoons did not send France into lockdown. The publication of the cartoons simply exercised freedom of expression, which Muslims in France and everywhere else in the world contest as a violation of Islamic law.
By the way, one of these Mohammeds is also naked!
andrewbostom.org 20 September 2012
By Andrew Bostom
My forthcoming book Sharia Versus Freedom, elaborates in great detail the grave threat, Sharia, Islam’s totalitarian "universal law” poses to our bedrock Western liberties—especially freedom of conscience and speech.
Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French tabloid, has just published (9/19/12) a new series of cartoons lampooning Islam’s prophet Muhammad.
According to one of contemporary Islamdom’s most popular and respected clerics, Yusuf al-Qaradawi—who will no doubt raise vociferous objections to the publication of these caricatures, and perhaps even issue a fatwa calling for the "punishment” (i.e., death, imprisonment, etc.) of the cartoonist—Muhammad remains the "Jihad Model” for all Muslims justifying the creed’s mission for violent subjugation of the "infidel” and sanctioning murderous "martyrdom operations,” in modern parlance homicide bombings, to achieve that end.
The Onion 14 September 2012
WASHINGTON—Following the publication of the image above, in which the most cherished figures from multiple religious faiths were depicted engaging in a lascivious sex act of considerable depravity, no one was murdered, beaten, or had their lives threatened, sources reported Thursday.