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Fight Islamic Pressure To Censor Wikipedia

Posted By gasmonso On February 7, 2008 @ 1:22 pm In Announcements | 114 Comments

This morning I discovered an online petition [1] to censor images of the Prophet Mohammed on Wikipedia. Initially I thought Muslims were angry with Wikipedia having the Danish caricatures on their site, but to my surprise the petition was not aimed at those! It is instead aimed at a few historical depictions of Mohammed on this entry [2].

The petition’s creator claims that any depiction of the Prophet Muhammed is offensive, even if the creator was a Muslim himself. The petition has gathered over 100,000 signatures thus far and has received a fair share of media attention. You can read more about the petition here [3].

Wikipedia’s response was short and sweet. They simply stated, “Since Wikipedia is an encyclopedia with the goal of representing all topics from a neutral point of view, Wikipedia is not censored for the benefit of any particular group.”

I agree with this stance, as I’m sure many of you do. It is for that reason I have created an online petition to support Wikipedia [4] on this matter and demand that the images stay put. I ask that you take a minute of your time and please sign this petition if you are against censorship. I also ask that you spread this petition far and wide. Place it on any forums and/or websites that are appropriate.


Related posts:

  1. Islamic Sign Creators Association Greets Pope In Turkey [6]
  2. Beware The Islamic PDAIA [7]
  3. Cat Fight Between Banderas And Shirley Phelps-Roper [8]
  4. Islamic Ninjas Attack British Hospitals! [9]

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URLs in this post:

[1] online petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/removal-of-the-pics-of-muhammad-from-wikipedia

[2] this entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad

[3] here: http://the-petition.blogspot.com/

[4] online petition to support Wikipedia: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/fight-islamic-pressure-to-censor-wikipedia

[5] Petition powered by ThePetitionSite.com: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/

[6] Islamic Sign Creators Association Greets Pope In Turkey: http://religiousfreaks.com/2006/11/28/islamic-sign-creators-association-greets-pope-in-turkey/

[7] Beware The Islamic PDAIA: http://religiousfreaks.com/2007/02/21/beware-the-islamic-pdaia/

[8] Cat Fight Between Banderas And Shirley Phelps-Roper: http://religiousfreaks.com/2006/06/12/cat-fight-between-banderas-and-shirley-phelps-roper/

[9] Islamic Ninjas Attack British Hospitals!: http://religiousfreaks.com/2006/09/05/islamic-ninjas-attack-british-hospitals/