Aqua Dulce (Sweet Water) California allows the drawing of mohamed in schools

 Victory for basic first amendment in a California school board


ACTON — Members of the Acton-Agua Dulce school board voted unanimously (5-0) Thursday evening to allow students to choose to draw Muhammad–or not–in one of America’s smaller school districts.

The mother of a 7th grade student at High Desert School in Acton had complained when her 12-year-old son brought home a worksheet from his history class two weeks ago titled “Vocabulary Pictures: The Rise of Islam.” The worksheet listed words such as Quran, Mecca, Bedouins and Muhammad, and asked for students to draw images related to the words.

She then complained that the assignment, which turns out to be part of the approved curriculum, was inappropriate and suggested it taught children “how to insult a religious group.” The Los Angeles Daily News reported that district superintendent Dr. Brent Woodard told staff permanently to prohibit the drawing of all religious figures in order to prevent the offending of all religious groups.

(“There are times in history where ordinary people are called upon to do extraordinary things” Chris Burgard says in this video. This is a phrase I think all of us need to keep close to the chest for the next long while)

Please click through to Breitbart for the whole story. Also recently the Breitbart site seems to have far less opportunistic code and does not crash the browser or play unwanted files at this time.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the new dark ages.

From The Daily Caller

School District Outlaws Depiction Of ‘ANY RELIGIOUS LEADER’ After Mom Protests Muhammad Drawing
A school district superintendent in semi-rural Southern California has completely outlawed all drawings of all religious leaders on campus because a history teacher assigned a vocabulary worksheet that asked students to draw images of Muhammad.

Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District superintendent Brent Woodard implemented the far-reaching ban after a single parent complained, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.

The seventh-grade history assignment at High Desert School in Acton, Calif. was a worksheet called “Vocabulary Pictures: The Rise of Islam.” It featured several words including Quran, Mecca, Bedouins and Muhammad. There was space for students to sketch their own images representing the various words.

The parent who found the assignment offensive is Melinda Van Stone, a chiropractor in nearby Palmdale.

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Links on the imminent Draw Mohamed event at the mosque in Az. where the jihadis came from who planned to kill all in Texas event

1. Family of ‘Draw Muhammad’ Contest Organizer Under Threat: His Attendance at Contest in Jeopardy

Jon Ritzheimer–organizer of the Phoenix “Draw Muhammad” contest scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday night–will have to cut his own attendance at the event short in order to stay home and protect his family after his home address was published, and his wife and children were threatened.

Breitbart News previously reported that Ritzheimer’s event begins at 5 p.m. at Washington Park on N. 23rd Ave. Bikers are going to rally there and then go to the center’s mosque to hold a “Draw Muhammad” contest at approximately 6 p.m.

2. Mohammed cartoon contest: Hundreds expected outside Phoenix mosque

3. Police ramp up for ‘Draw Mohammad’ protest outside Phoenix mosque

Arizona police stepped up security on Friday near a mosque for a planned outdoor protest by an anti-Islam group that includes drawing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, weeks after a similar competition in Texas came under attack by two gunmen.

Friday’s event, during evening prayers at the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, is being organized by a former member of the Marine Reserve who posted photos of himself on Facebook wearing a T-shirt with the slogan “Fuck Islam” on it.

4.  ISIL Announces It Will Attack Muhammad Cartoon Contest in Phoenix

5. Anderson Cooper sets rhetorical traps for organizer and attempts to destroy him rather than discuss his PoV.






AM radio call from the organizer of the freedom of speech event at Parliament Hill scheduled for May 20, subsequently cancelled, along with limits to Danish event

Here are segments of tonight’s Late Night Counsell from AM radio CFRA after the show host was made aware of the Free Speech event planned for Parliament hill tonight. Emails and callers including the woman, Alexandra, who organized the event called in to discuss it. Show host John Counsell was very good on the issue.


Earlier today, Vlad Tepes posted an article about a gathering for irreverent religious drawings to take place in Bornholm Denmark. The mayor of that town has now said that no drawings of mohamed should be shown at this meeting as of 1:30 AM ET. So early morning in Denmark.

Liberty Dk translated this article from the Danish press for us:

The peoples meeting must be held with words and arguments, not with deeply provocative drawings.

So says Mayor of Bornholm Regional Municipality, Winni Grosbøll (S), who flatly refuses to let the works from the recent “Draw the Prophet Mohammed” competition by American Islam critic Pamela Geller be exhibited at the political festival.

“The people’s meeting is about words and arguments. The drawings would completely short-circuit the debate. There is no reason to do that, and you can easily have discussions without doing it with pictures and drawings” she says, calling it an unnecessary provocation:

“They do not belong here. They will have to find a gallery or an art exhibition that will show that sort of stuff” she says.
It is the organizations “Stop the Islamisation of Denmark” (SIAD) and “Free Denmark”, who are organizing the political “Progress Party” tent at the public meeting who wanted to include the drawings. Anders Gravers Pedersen, the head of SIAD, explains that they had intended to exhibit the drawings from Islam critic Pamela Geller’s competition. The competition was the victim of an attack in early May.

Two armed assassins who were self-proclaimed Islamists, allegedly linked to the Islamic State, were shot and killed as they tried to penetrate the arrangement in Garland, Texas.
Pamela Geller is known as a very vocal critic of Islam. She has, amongst other things, fought against the building of an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in New York. She has also accused President Barack Obama of being a secret Muslim who wants to destroy the United States.

Quebec school uses sharia standards to threaten a man to remove Facebook opinion about islam

This is a very important story and has a rather interesting peripheral message as well.

A Quebec father is rightfully furious that his child’s elementary school forced him to take down his opinion of islam from his own Facebook page under threat of being charged with a “hate crime”.

His opinion of Islam was that it was a “shitty religion” (which I feel is a gross understatement) because the school was teaching his own young child about islam which the father found objectionable as they already have a family religion.

The surprise element here is that the teacher was making the kids draw mohamed and somehow this is suddenly OK.

This is rather excellent proof of what I consider the unspoken axiom of sharia law.

Essentially that goes, ‘anything is OK if it is for the advancement of Islam, including drinking at a strip joint so long as the next night you are flying kufr aircraft into buildings, and drawing mohamed is also OK so long as its for indoctrinating kids to feel favorable towards islam. Otherwise, these are death-penatly offenses.

More proof that islam is less a religion than it is a system for manifest destiny.

This would be one of those news items where it would be good, if you are anywhere in Canada, to write the media, your local MP, any constitutional lawyers you might know and start a push back to make sure that no school or other institution ever tries a stunt like this again to any Canadian ever.

Thank you Blazing Cat Fur, PDB., Sassy for the translation and Gates of Vienna for the chat on this and the tech work and CB Sashenka for the editing.

What do French muslims really think of the Charlie Hebdo attack?

Article here

It is my belief that if one wishes to stave off the worst kind of retrograde totalitarianism, questioning, challenging and even insulting religion and religious authority is not just a right, it is a moral imperative for all people who wish to remain free.

Eeyore for VladTepesBlog.

(Thanks Richard)

Muslims celebrate the killer in Copenhagen as a great man with a heart of gold

If there was ever a video that needs to be sent to every media person, every relative, everyone in denial, and every politician in the damn free world, this may well be it.

(This is now going to be the top post for some hours. For newer posts, please scroll down. Some augmenting material will be added here in this post as well.)

Family of Asia Bibi appeal for help over blasphemy charge

(Beyond the obvious horror of the story, I am posting this as a separate item because surprisingly, the BBC had the courage to actually include the aspect of ‘najis’, the idea that if a Christian or unbeliever touches something it is unclean and not fit for muslim consumption or use, in this story)


Asia Bibi, a poor, illiterate woman from Pakistan’s rural Punjab, has been on death row for almost five years after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad, a charge she vehemently denies. In a rare interview, her husband has appealed for help from the international community.

In Pakistan, the mere accusation of blasphemy can be a death sentence. It is also enough to make the whole family a target.

This is why Asia Bibi’s family members have been in hiding for nearly five years. Soon after her conviction, crowds took to the streets calling for her death, some threatening to kill her if she ever got out.


Asia’s troubles began when she was picking berries in her village of Itan Wali in Punjab.

She had an argument with a group of Muslim women when she went to get water from the well. They said the water was unclean because a Christian woman had touched it.

Days later the women claimed she had insulted the Prophet Muhammad and Asia was pursued by a mob.

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The new Charlie Hebdo cover.

1. Charlie Hebdo’s new caricature ‘unjustifiably provocative’: Egypt’s Dar Al-Ifta

(it is stupefying to try and grasp that muslims believe that any drawing is a greater offense than the murder of some 16 people over them. But that is Islam in a nutshell. Where it belongs.   *~@:^{)>   <—– An atypical moment of a happy mohamed in ASCI art)

Charlie Hebdo’s decision to renew the publication of caricatures of Prophet Mohamed is “an act unjustifiably provocative to the feelings of a billion and a half Muslims worldwide who love and respect the Prophet,” Egypt’s Dar Al-Ifta warned in a statement on Tuesday.

The new issue of Charlie Hebdo will cause a “new wave of anger” in France and the West in general, the statement said, adding that it “will not serve the dialogue between civilisations which Muslims seek.”

The cover of the first edition of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo since 12 of its staff members were killed by Islamist gunmen last week showed a cartoon of the Prophet Mohamed crying and holding up a “Je suis Charlie” sign under the words “All is forgiven.”

Note from Eeyore:

The thing about this graphic I like, is it is even funnier upside down:

Post killing Charlie hebdo Cover 180 degrees.1

H/T Grace

BBC Asia interviews a Hamas leader on their ties with Iran and ambitions.

This is a significant interview and while it was supposed to be available in English by request, no request was answered by those who asked. Please download and spread this video by any and all means in case it is removed. It must be seen and understood. While it isn’t a ‘sexy’ video of psychos screaming, it is an extremely powerful person calmly discussing geopolitically significant matters such as nuclear weapons, genocide, strategic alliances and enmity as well as ambitions as well as the implementation of sharia in Gaza. Add to this recent demonstrations of Hamas’ alliance with Turkey and we see what could be a game changer in the region.

With the speed of a swinging blade, freedom of speech gets restricted to more areas once blasphemy laws are allowed.

On the Blog Talk Radio program I did for a month or two, and at every opportunity I have, I point out that freedom of speech has only one function. That of protecting criticism of religious authority in all forms. Why? Because once you concede to religion as protected from criticism all things will be put under their purview as quickly as possible.

This news story featured at Jihad Watch is the perfect example.

Jakarta Post’s editor faces blasphemy charge for cartoon mocking Islamic State

Indonesian police have declared the editor-in-chief of a prominent English-language daily newspaper a suspect in a blasphemy case over the publication of a cartoon mocking the jihadist group Islamic State.


The editor said: “What we produced was a journalistic piece that criticised the ISIS movement, which has carried out violence in the name of religion,” using the acronym of the extremist group, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

“It means that the ISIS caricature was not blasphemous,” he said. “We all know that ISIS is an organisation that is banned in Indonesia and across almost the entire world.”

The Jakarta-based Alliance of Independent Journalists, or AJI, slammed the declaration of Suryodiningrat as suspect.

So it starts with a law that says you cannot criticize or in any way represent the deity with the most aggressive fan base in a given area. Then, you may also not represent any avatars that deity has attributed to him in a way other than the narrative originally assigned, or that impedes the advancement of the agenda of the supremacy of those who promote that agenda.

And then it becomes political. Anything associated with the deity is now legally above criticism except in certain ways and even then…

Then its everything. You cannot pick your own colors for clothes, you cannot pick your own styles of things and your choices are made for you by panels of religious experts on all matters cultural and personal.

Granted this particular article appears to be about the contents of his cartoon. But the chill effect will be exactly the same. Everyone in publishing will know what the real reason is and speak accordingly.

For those of us who understand this issue I would suggest the time to speak openly, loudly and often about Islam and its threat to liberal society is now. Make and wear T shirts. Exercise your freedom of speech. Preserve the enlightenment and do it now. The clock is ticking in Canada while it runs out in Indonesia.

Eeyore for VladTepesBlog