You can not earn respect through violence and intimidation. It just doesn't work. It makes things worse and on the internet, it makes things exponentially worse and it does it at an incredible speed. This is something that the extremists do not understand. They probably never will.
It's a shame that there are so many peaceful muslims the world over who will be insulted or offended by this day. It's a shame that I have friends who may be personally offended by my involvement. It's a shame that this sort of thing divides rather than unites.
So, why be a part of this? Why contribute to this blatantly disrespectful act? Because I feel like we have no other choice. I think it's the only way to clearly demonstrate that we will not be silenced by threats of violence and fear-mongering. By terrorism.
It seems self-evident to me, but it still must be said: I will not be governed by your religion.
With that, and all due apologies to my muslim friends and the three stooges, I present my Everybody Draw Mohammed Day picture: