U.A.E. has blocked the webpage today, but only the specific URL- the facebook group.
Unlike Pakistan... cool guys with advanced technology.
I am rather peeved by the whole South Park censorship situation, but maybe it is just hitting hard cos I know the creators and feel rather bugged about the 'death threat' situation, skewing my entire interpretation of the deal.
But in short, I am quite bothered that a religious group would like to control my actions. Understand now that I would be peeved if any religion was doing this, too. I do not understand why it is somebody else's business if I draw something. The extent to which they should police it is to say that people of the religion are not allowed to perform the action, but leave me out of it!
They do have a right to freedom of speech and I think it's wrong if hardcore muslims get too agitated and start making death threats, but at the same time the group is being disrespectful and insensitive since they have no genuine reason to announce this day other than to piss off the muslim community and gain publicity by doing so.
It's funny how the political left have been ridiculing and mocking Christianity for decades in this country, yet when it comes to Islam they're suddenly looking at the floor, and in fact only make a howl of protest to brand someone who does mock it as a racist Islamophobe!!!
Offensive, disrespectful AND a good day for freedom of speech.
Freedom of speech is not negotiable. Clearly some religious people think differently. Conclusion? I am participating.
I really just don't understand people's need to go out of their way to deliberately hurt others.
Have you had a burning desire to draw Mohammed all your life? Has this been personally quashed by Muslims the world over? Will drawing Mohammed in any way improve your situation on this Earth? Do you actually give a ****?
This isn't about freedom of speech, this is about people just being immature. Why on earth do you need to go out of your way to piss off other people? You can draw Mohammed at any time if you really want to - what is the need in deliberately upsetting other people by doing it so publically.
there are better ways of fighting for freedom of speech. the people who started the facebook group are bored laptop revolutionaries.
I don't think we need a day like this to show people that we have freedom and that we can express it in any way we want. Maybe not banning burka's in France would send out a better message of freedom of expression.
I am just laughing at the ridiculousness.