Following the jihad attacks in Paris at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters, which were “avenging” the non-prophet Muhammad, a conference took place in which there is no doubt that Islamic Shariah laws were talked about. The conference was the “Stand with the Prophet” conference (which would not allow many members of the media inside) and was attended by known terrorists and members of designated terror groups. Across the way, Pamela Geller‘s American Freedom Defense Initiative hosted a freedom of speech rally that drew thousands in opposition to the conference. Now, in the very spot where the “Stand with the Prophet” even was held, Geller’s AFDI is putting $10,000 on the line for artists and cartoonists who want to portray the vile founder of Islam, Muhammad, with their pen, pencil or paintbrush.
This event has been dubbed as “The Inaugural Muhammad Art Exhibit & Contest 2015.”
“This event will stand for free speech and show that Americans will not be cowed by violent Islamic intimidation,” Geller said. “That is a crucial stand to take as Islamic assaults on the freedom of speech, our most fundamental freedom, are growing more insistent.”
The art exhibit and contest will be held at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland on May 3rd. “This was the site of a Muslim conference denouncing ‘Islamophobia’ — an obscene stand for them to take after the Charlie Hebdo massacre – and our massive Free Speech Rally outside that event,” Geller wrote in a press release obtained by Breitbart Texas.
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 explained that the art exhibit is the next logical step following AFDI’s Free Speech Rally in Garland. “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.”
“Of course, this event will require massive security,” she assured potential attendees. “But this exhibit has to be staged. If we don’t show the jihadis that they will not frighten us into silence, the jihad against freedom will only grow more virulent.”
Geller told Breitbart Texas, “If the Western media ran the Danish cartoons back when this Islamic supremacist movement first started gaining steam, the editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo would be alive today. That said, the European press ran the Hebdo cartoons in the wake of that jihad slaughter. But the American press would not. The beacon of freedom, the shining light on a hill, is running scared. Well, that’s not who we are. The elites do not represent the people.”
“Enough is enough,” she added. “They’re just cartoons. We’re holding this exhibit and cartoon contest to show how insane the world has become — with people in the free world tiptoeing in terror around supremacist thugs who actually commit murder over cartoons. If we can’t stand up for the freedom of speech, we will lose it — and with it, free society.”
As to whether or not Geller believed that there might be some jihadist show up, she assured those that might attend that there would be security at the event in Garland, Texas.
“Of course, this event will require massive security,” she said. “But this exhibit has to be staged. If we don’t show the jihadis that they will not frighten us into silence, the jihad against freedom will only grow more virulent.”
So, if you are interested in getting in on a chance to win $10,000 and demonstrate to Islamic jihadists that you are not afraid of them or their false prophet, head over to the AFDI Facebook page for more information on the event.