Don’t mess with Texas: $10,000 Muhammad art and cartoon contest planned

You might recall we wrote about the “Stand with the Prophet” Islamic conference held last month in Garland, Texas. One of the featured speakers was an unindicted co-conspirator of the 1993 WTC bombing. Imam Siraj Wahhaj has preached in favor of Sharia, as recently as 2007, saying, “Islam is better than democracy. Allah will cause his deen [Islam as a complete way of life], Islam to prevail over every kind of system, and you know what? It will happen.”

He may be getting his wish, but more on that a few paragraphs down.

In any event, Texans will be staging their own conference in support of free speech, on the same location where the January conference was held. Pamela Geller and her American Freedom Defense Initiative is planning a “Draw the Prophet” art and cartoon contest in Garland on May 3rd.

As Breitbart reports, “the contest will take submissions online and the winner will be announced at the event in Garland. The winning cartoonist will receive a $10,000 prize. The exhibit will feature images of Islam’s prophet in both historical and contemporary settings. There will also be a series of speeches by internationally renowned free-speech advocates.”


“Geller says the art exhibit is the next logical step following AFDI’s Free Speech Rally in Garland which she staged on the day of the Islamic event. “This event will stand for free speech and show that Americans will not be cowed by violent Islamic intimidation,” she stated. “That is a crucial stand to take as Islamic assaults on the freedom of speech, our most fundamental freedom, are growing more insistent.”

If you’d like to enter the contest, email [email protected]

But there certainly is a lot brewing in Texas. In fact, a “voluntary” Islamic Tribunal has opened up shop in the Dallas metroplex. According to its website, “the Islamic Tribunal is a unique institution of its kind in the United States of America. It is the intention of erecting this institution in order to set a precedence (sic) that will be emulated and duplicated throughout the country.”

Ah, so it could be coming to a community near you as well!

The website says “Muslims here in America are obligated to find a way to solve conflicts and disputes according to the principles of Islamic Law and its legal heritage of fairness and justice in a manner that is reasonable and cost effective. These proceedings must be conducted in accordance with the law of the land; local, state and federal within the United States.”

Okaaaay, but it also says “stoning adulterers, cutting of the hands, polyandry [editor’s note: Really? Women having more than one husband? Am I missing something here?] and the like (all can be traced in the relevant literature and can be explained in their Islamic legal mentality and rational context in fairness and justice), are mainly a part of Islamic Criminal Law. In fact criminal law within Islam only makes up a fraction of the Shari’ah. It is unscholarly and unfair to generalize that type of understanding, that is Criminal Law, to compromise the whole of Islamic law if we stick to speaking in technical terms.”

Perhaps it is unfair, but correct me if I’m wrong, it doesn’t seem like the Tribunal is disputing that those punishments are part of Shari’ah.

Although one of the Islamic judges, Dr. Taher El-badawi, says it’s devoted only to “non-binding dispute resolution” when asked what he would do when Islamic law conflicted with American law, El-badawi said: “We follow Sharia law.”

We shall see how well everyone “coexists.”

[Note: this article was written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief]


  1. If I was one of the judges, and someone made a life-size sculpture of Muhammad out of chunks of ham, he’d get the 1st Place trophy, hands down.

    As a bonus, there could be a little 6 yr old child sculpture, also made out of ham, that would represent Muhammad;s wife.

  2. Three cheers for Texas! It’s good to see there are still SOME true America believers left in the land! Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from being offended.

  3. What will CNN’s Wolf Blitzer do? How will he cover this story if CNN’s policy refuses to show any photos or images of Muhammad?
    Will CBS cover the story?

  4. i took a poop the other day that looks like the child molester Mohammad – will that count as art? it took me about 2 minutes to create

    • You would be too. You have nothing to say about the horrid things being done by those in the name of Muhammad. You are not worried that Reps will cut your head off…Muslims, another story.

  5. Muslim women can only have one husband. Muslim men can have, four wives. And a wife can last for a day, which should be called prostitution. I believe consenting adults are entitled to sex but having a wife for a day is a joke. Just like Islam is a joke of crazy traditions and rituals for people that like to live in the dark ages.

    When you follow a book that tells you what hand to wipe your ass with, you have given your mind away.

  6. Laws will be introduced to benefit these people above all others in this land and turn America into what EU is now. People need to take it more seriously, now.

  7. How about a homosexual Muhammad?
    A painting of him as a flaming homosexual would be fun to see.
    Dressed up in one of the black leather pants with a whole in the back.
    Or a painting of Mhammad and Hitler in Hell playing cards, yucking it up

    • What this ‘religion/cult’ believes is that men can do anything, women are property. It is a psychotic man’s dream religion. Men have sex with other men BUT it is not called homosexual, do not call it that. They can refer back to the quran and justify the act but only for a man. Many many accounts of ISIS forced recruits being ‘wife’ for the day while they were assaulted anally over and over. Male prisoners are raped repeatedly. I do want to ad it goes on within our very own prison system but that isn’t being homosexual’, according to those envolved. Totally a psychotic males religion.

      • It’s a fascist cult and our president Obama is it’s most esteemed member.
        Obama is a jihadist wolf in sheep’s clothing.

  8. Voluntary for whom? Two high school girls in Lewisville were “honor killed” by their Egyptian father. Voluntary for him, not so much for them!! Muslim COMMUNITY protected and hid him, and he has not been found. THAT is what Sharia Law means. Protected violence.

  9. In sunni dominated bangledesh they sold pictures of Mo, near mosques. Shia have painted Mo forever. Muslims constantly mock other faiths in their countries. This has only recently changed because with the internet muslims can’t escape other person’s mockery of them. Thus the push by OIC to outlaw blasphemy. In return, muslims peddle nonsense about muslims respecting other religions and never mocking other faiths. Lies, they have mocked other faiths in their newspapers and on television non-stop for years before the internet. So mock mo everywhere on the net.
    So sayeth Mohammed the Dog.


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