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Depict the ‘prophet’ and win a prize

Depict the ‘prophet’ and win a prize

In the comments section of a piece I posted on May 13 – ‘IHEU condemns slaying of blogger‘ – ‘Brummie’ wrote ‘Draw the Prophet Competition anyone?’

The idea that the Freethinker should run the contest was supported by ’Marky Mark’.

So I began contemplating such a competition – then discovered that Atheist Republic had already set the wheels in motion for an international “Draw Muhammad Contest” – the closing date for entries being June 20, 2015.

The goal is to be outrageously creative and make a strong statement with your piece.

If we can get at least 25 serious entries, the winner will get an Atheist Republic shirt and the winning image will be used in an official Atheist Republic meme, designed by our amazing graphic design team.

The meme will be translated into Arabic and possibly all of our other languages as well.

The winner of the contest will be announced on July 1st, 2015 on the Atheist Republic site as well as on its Facebook page, which is already starting to attract furious responses, such as this one from … Mohamed:

Perhaps you should make a painting of hell as well, because that’s where you’re all going to motherfuckers.

Of course, we will also reproduce the best entries.

This link will take you to the page that contains the rules, and allows one to upload entries.

24 responses to “Depict the ‘prophet’ and win a prize”

  1. barriejohn says:

    Isn’t this a bit provocative?

    (IRONY!)

  2. dennis says:

    don’t you just love our internet world. if I could draw a stick figure and label it as mohamed I would but alas I have no artistic talent. may you flood the Atheist Republic with entries with all the respect the fairy needs and add a jesus for good measure.

  3. barriejohn says:

    Dennis: You’ve just pointed out how idiotic these fanatics are. Draw a stick figure and call it Obama, and you can make as much fun of it as you like. Call the SAME figure “Mohammed”, and you have to give it absolute reverence. Doh!

  4. Broga says:

    We are close to the point, and may already have reached it, where any cartoon figure with a beard is assumed to be Mohammed. Does anyone know what he looked like anyway?

    I’m afraid I have no ability in drawing, music or computer skills.

  5. Trevor Blake says:

    It takes a few hundred Muslims willing to kill cartoonists, a few million Muslims to not do what is required to stop them, and all of the cowardly mainstream media (who natter on about ‘islamophobia’) to bring us to this sorry state. Thus I avoid the mainstream media and criticize all of Islam to bring at least myself away from that sorry state. I do so publicly to perhaps being others away from it.

  6. L.Long says:

    An important thing to remember is that it aint just a few extremists doing the killing. It is the COMMAND of their book o’BS that they are to kill the infidels that blaspheme!!! So like the other books o’BS as long as they are read and believed this will continue!!!!

  7. Cali Ron says:

    I tried to draw a current cartoon of what Mo looks like now, but unfortunately he is but a pile of dust in the dust bin of life and it was hard to not make the pile of dust look like a pile of shit. Then again, maybe a pile of shit is actually more accurate. I thought maybe this is to offensive to islam so I tried drawing a current drawing of jesus and he looked just like Mo. Speaking of which, I have to go take a Mo now!

    To provocative? Since nobody has died yet I’d say a lot less provocative than either religion.

  8. jay says:

    “It is the COMMAND of their book o’BS that they are to kill the infidels that blaspheme!!! ”

    This is a key point. As one author pointed out, it’s not that they were ‘offended’, but that they believe they have the right and the obligation to kill in the name of their god. That’s where the insanity comes from.

  9. 1859 says:

    Google ‘Prophet Mohammed’ and select ‘images’ and there are thousands of pictures of the bearded buffoon with his ‘O so-intelligent-piercing eyes’. So now I can get busy with my entry for the comp – I have a good idea that will shock the shit out of every muslim on the planet – totally crass, but shocking.

  10. Marky Mark says:

    I think I’m up for it as I do possess artistic talents…During the mid 80’s my illustrations were published weekly in the Chicago Tribune and Sun-times under architectural advertisements for selling new homes. I went on to contemporary arts selling thousands of acrylic on canvas…worked in oil as well….and Pen&Ink, Tempera, pastel, air brush….and of course pencil, which I have great control.
    Right now, besides my regular construction related job, I’m working on a commissioned Diorama piece…it will take months.

    But I will have a few glasses of wine, dust off my pencils and have a shot at this…but I will need some help as I really do not know what this Mohamed is suppose to look like.

    I would like to draw him/it as the molester I have heard about…send me some links people, I wont let you down.

  11. Marky Mark says:

    @1859…sorry but I missed your post before I posted…I will follow your advice

  12. Marky Mark says:

    Hummm….I looked at the rules and one says ” No gratuitous violence”

    is raping an 8-year-old child gratuitous violence ? I would think so. Will I be rejected for such a piece?

    Any suggestions on how to walk this fine line and still create this Hippocratic image with IMPACT !!

  13. L.Long says:

    Here is two ideas for drawing and they are mostly historical……
    Pix of Mo getting a blow job by 9yr old wife…caption she is to young to be screwed.

    Pix Mo with sword ready to decapitate a long line of various people…..no caption….This event occurred during the later part of his reign of terror.

  14. AgentCormac says:

    Completely OT, but here’s some good news from Northern Ireland where a judge has ruled that a christian-run bakery did in fact discriminate against a gay customer by refusing to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-32791239

  15. 1859 says:

    @Marty Mark: I can’t draw so I’m using photomontage. I was ‘inspired’ by the cartoon posted by the Singapore blogger showing Lee Quan Yew screwing Margaret Thatcher – I submitted the same sketch but changed the heads to show Muhammed screwing Jesus. I might do it the other way round – but my balloon comments showed they were both greatly enjoying the intercourse – so no gratuitous violence there.

  16. Marky Mark says:

    “Pix of Mo getting a blow job by 9yr old wife…caption she is to young to be screwed.”

    @ L.Long…is not oral sex against their beliefs? or is that only for the christians?

    Hummm…I’m visualizing Mohammad mounting the poor child from behind while forcing her head into the sand with one hand, the other clutching a dagger as he laughs with pleasure. The face of the child bride will be filled with pain as such an act would cause much pain to an eight year old girl…after all, child rape is what these people are all about.

  17. Marky Mark says:

    @ 1859…Is there a interweb place I can view this image you speak of?

  18. Marky Mark says:

    @ L.Long…My caption to this art piece I would like to quote from something i heard Hitchens say in one of his debates…

    “Religion= the consistent raping of children”

    What are your thoughts on that? Honer the Hitch in some way..

  19. Marky Mark says:

    If your interested…this is how i create. I debate, think, take in information, all before i put pencil to paper…than i sketch, erase, sketch…erase…stick figures and ellipses at first…than something “Pops” and i lay down images for hours and hours.

    I’m taking it all in now, soon I won’t be able to stand it and have to draw. I did have to put some hours into my Diorama after work today, but Mohammed was bubbling under my thoughts. But not too distracting.

  20. 1859 says:

    @ Marty Mark: Do you mean the original photomontage posted by the Singapore blogger? Or my plagiarised version showing Mo screwing Jesus?
    If it’s the first one, it’s on this Freethinker site – the thread is ‘Singapore Blogger avoids custodial sentence’ – something like that. If it’s my one you want to see, it’ll cost you 2 million dollars – only because I don’t know what an ‘interweb’ place is!

  21. Marky Mark says:

    2 million you say…I’m $1,999,62 short on that right now,and I owe 40 bucks to the hobby shop.

    Interweb= slang for the Internet

  22. Marky Mark says:

    Iftikhar = Spam

    So why did your Mohammad not know the Earth was round…or the speed of light? Surly a god who created the universe new these things but neglected to tell his voice here on earth.

    Just another silly religion that uses a cloud god creator for profit, and the consistent raping of children…all pedophiles they are…are you?