Defiant Art Contest to Put a Face on Mohammad

The American Freedom Defense Initiative is planning a spring Inaugural Muhammad Art Exhibit & Contest in Garland, Texas, with depictions of Mohammad.

Pamela Geller is nothing if not gutsy.

The head of the American Freedom Defense Initiative is planning a spring Inaugural The American Freedom Defense Initiative is planning a spring Inaugural Muhammad Art Exhibit & Contest in Garland, Texas, with depictions of Mohammad.Muhammad Art Exhibit & Contest in Garland, Texas, with depictions of Mohammad in the same place where Muslims held a “Stand with the Prophet” conference in January.

The “Stand with the Prophet” conference followed the Islamic jihadist shootings at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris protesting their cartoons of the alleged prophet Mohammad. Geller drew some 2,000 people opposing the “Stand with the Prophet” conference with her own free-speech rally.

The purpose of the AFDI’s art program is to strike a blow for freedom of expression in defiance of Islamic attempts to intimidate.

The in-your-face contest, with a top prize of $10,000, will be held May 3 in the Curtis Caldwell Center for artists and cartoonists who want to draw or paint the founder of Islam. Entries are due April 5.

“This event will stand for free speech and show that Americans will not be cowed by violent Islamic intimidation,” Geller said in a news release. “That is a crucial stand to take as Islamic assaults on the freedom of speech, our most fundamental freedom, are growing more insistent.”

“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,” Geller told Breitbart Texas. “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 explained. “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.”

The exhibit will feature images of Islam’s prophet in both historical and contemporary settings. Free-speech advocates will address the gathering.

“This event will stand for free speech and show that Americans will not be cowed by violent Islamic intimidation.”

—Pamela Geller

“This event will stand for free speech and show that Americans will not be cowed by violent Islamic intimidation,” she said. “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.”

An author and activist, Geller has been warning about Muslim encroachment into Europe and America and the possible impact on American culture.

For more information on the exhibit, including rules, click on this link.