Poked In The Eye

Husna Haq, a Muslim American who "love[s] my First Amendment right to free speech," doesn't see the point of Facebook's "Everybody Draw Mohammad Day":

Imagine Martin Luther King Jr. portrayed as a monkey and you begin to understand the depth of 106 poke-thumb-240x240-92869Muslims' revulsion to such images. [...T]o bait Muslims so brazenly is to play into the hands of  those Muslims who often reinforce stereotypes with violent protests or threats to kill those behind the offensive works. The situation is compounded by the fact that Muslims already feel besieged – in some countries, literally – and humiliated.

Ken Layne pokes fun at Reason for their role. John Hudson has more on the controversy.