Thunderf00t explains why we need to stand up against the Islamic mentality that says burning a Koran is not just offensive, it’s an act that justifies murder of the culprit.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with criticizing Islam, or burning a copy of the Muslim holy book, or drawing Muhammad. I see nothing wrong with doing those things in protest of how radical Muslims have reacted against them — to me, that’s different from doing it out of pure hatred of Muslims.
That’s why I loved Draw Muhammad Day (DMD) last year. As more people draw Muhammad, the stigma against doing it goes away, and the people who oppose it just look more and more ridiculous. You realize it’s a silly rule that doesn’t apply to non-Muslims and no one has the right to stop you from doing it.
Thunderf00t calls it “diffusion of the threat by dilution.”
DMD will happen again next month and I hope more people join in.
In the meantime, if you’re not quite up to burning a hard copy of the Koran, you can just download the PDF file, toss it in your computer’s recycling bin, then delete it forever. Go be a rebel.