New sharia-compliant contest: ‘Draw your favorite Islamophobe’

New sharia-compliant contest: ‘Draw your favorite Islamophobe’

In response to anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller’s controversial “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest, liberal comedian and commentator Dean Obeidallah announced a “Draw Your Favorite Islamophobe” contest this Saturday on his Sirius XM radio show.

“Do you know how to draw, even just stick figures? Do you hate bigotry? Then I hope you enter,” Obeidallah, who is a Muslim of Palestinian-Italian descent, wrote on his website. “You can draw a cartoon or image of any person or group that is actively stoking flames of hate towards Muslims.”

Suggested cartoon subjects include Geller herself, “or an elected official like Republican Oklahoma State Rep. John Bennett who has called for cutting American Muslims out of our country like a ‘cancer.’” Obeidallah also put Fox News hosts up for consideration and added ISIS to the list — “truly one of the most anti-Muslim groups out there,” he wrote. …

As you can imagine, Obeidallah’s critics will quickly point out that Geller, et al, are unlikely to respond to his contest with violence — sparking another round of endless Twitter debates on free speech, radical Islam, and the nature of religion.

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