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ESSAYS

Prophetic Pictures

by hanae ko

A movement to use free speech as a weapon against extremism reveals flaws on both sides of the issue.

A finalist's image from Reason.com's "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" contest, paying homage to René Magritte's

The Treachery of Images (1928-29). Courtesy Reason Foundation, Los Angeles.


In April, when Seattle-based cartoonist Molly Norris designated May 20, 2010, as “Everybody Draw Mohammed [sic] Day,” it was a small project conceived in reaction to a controversy surrounding the American television show South Park. On April 14, the Comedy Central network censored the cartoon, both

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