Phoenix Pro 2A Bikers Sponsor Draw Muhammad Contest on Friday

By AWR Hawkins

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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- On May 29 2015, bikers in Pheonix, Arizona, are holding a “Draw Muhammad” contest outside the mosque at the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, which is where the two gunmen who opened fire in Garland, Texas, allegedly attended.

Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson drove from Phoenix to Garland and opened fire outside of the Curtis Culwell Center on May 3 2015, while a Muhammad cartoon contest was being held. The two men were quickly killed by police working security at the event.

In the weeks since that event, numerous media pundits have criticized Pamela Geller for organizing the Muhammad cartoon contest to begin with. At what she described as her freedom of speech and expression, pundits recoiled and said she was asking for it by allegedly antagonizing Muslims.

For example, following the attack, The New York Times said Geller’s contest “was not really about free speech. It was an exercise in bigotry and hatred posing as a blow for freedom.” The paper tried to explain that those who see it otherwise are confusing “hate speech” with free speech.

Enter former Marine Jon Ritzheimer, who is organizing Friday’s “Draw Muhammad” contest in Phoenix.

According to Vocativ, Ritzheimer says his contest is an exercise in free speech and is being held, in part, to respond to the “liberals” who criticized those gathered in Texas with Geller instead of criticizing the two Islamic men who walked up to a cartoon contest and opened fire.

He put it this way:

This is not about race or any other side agenda that the Liberals are making it out to be. This is purely 100% a Freedom of Speech Rally. Stand Tall and show that we can PEACEFULLY protest our rights that are under attack. That is the sole cause for this Rally and Islam wants to silence us.

Ritzheimer is also asking all attendees to exercise their Second Amendment rights and bring firearms in case the expression of a First Amendment right “comes under the much anticipated attack.”

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The group is meeting at Denny’s by the Islamic Community Center at 5 pm and plans to walk to the mosque itself at 6 and hold the contest right outside. The current president of the center is Usama Shami. He responded to Ritzheimer’s announcement by saying, “Everyone has a right to be a bigot. Everyone has a right to be racist.”

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ron cassano
ron cassano
6 years ago

first off islam is not a religion its an idealogy.all non muslum the unbelievers or the inflidels or to be ambushed and beheaded.and where were the peaceful muslum when they killed in paris.because of a cartoon.this is the usa not iran or the middle east.and how many muslums have pledged alligency to the flag of america.most won,t they want to push there sharia scum.don,t trust any of these muslum animals.there are multiple muslum terrorists training camps in dearborn michigan maine upstate ny near hancock,and in minnesota and in dallas where the 4 lying muslum said they where lawyers,to bring in… Read more »

Jack Hightower
Jack Hightower
6 years ago
Reply to  ron cassano

Well put Mr. Cassano. Bottom line: it’s us or them. No compromise is possible with the murder cult.

billybob texas
billybob texas
6 years ago

Dave, they DO publish ‘offensive’ pictures, comments, artwork ALL the time about Christ……difference is, THIS IS AMERICA and it’s legal – and we Christians do go around beheading people…..
So…..Muslims can take America – AND all our rules – or get the hell out! How often do you see Christians in anywhere in Muslim lands with ANY ‘rights’? NEVER. Comply with OUR rules or go home.!

TEX
TEX
6 years ago

Yep,but ole Dave seems more concerned about offending the muslims,disrepecting the muslims, than free speech ! Dave could care less about the 1’st Amend. and could be a muslim himself !

Roger Freberg
Roger Freberg
6 years ago

Free speech is the critical right that supports all of our other rights… It is important to face down those who wish to silence Americans… Be they Muslims or elected officials.

It’s hard to look at what’s happening around the world that started with the destabilization of Africa in the early 60’s… Or did you know that?

Congrats to those sticking up for the first amendment , confronting censorship and looking down terror and those who nurture or support it. I really didn’t expect Isis to show up… They prefer soft targets

TEX
TEX
6 years ago

I think its hilarious that these good people around the country are having these contests ! They should have these at least weekly around the country to irritate these muslim,terrorists, ISIS, trash ! I wish they would organize one in the Houston area so I could make an entry of that muhammad cartoon character and win top prize ! To the organizers of these events,keep em going ! Its the right thing to do !

dave
dave
6 years ago
Reply to  TEX

Once again Tex shows he is an ignorant hick with his head up his ass. First, by doing these sort of things you are offending and insulting ALL muslims, not just ISIS and other terrorists. Many of those muslims being disrespected by this type of crap are fighting (and dying) against Islamic terrorism. How would you feel Tex if someone drew disrespectful cartoons of christ or maybe of your mother in a sexual act? Not so hilarious now, is it? It’s freedom of speech, sure, but it is still wrong.

TEX
TEX
6 years ago
Reply to  dave

I learned a long time ago not to waste my time arguing with an idiot ! That said,to hell with all Muslims and you too ! If these poor Muslims feel disrespected good,they can always leave the U.S. if it gets to unbearable for the terrorists trash ! If they want to try in Phoenix what they did in Texas there will just be more dead,disrespected terrorists !

dave
dave
6 years ago
Reply to  TEX

“I learned a long time ago not to waste my time arguing with an idiot !” Yet you continue to talk to yourself.

TEX
TEX
6 years ago
Reply to  dave

Dave,get the critical mental evaluation you so desperate need !

Vanns40
Vanns40
6 years ago
Reply to  dave

You folks are missing the entire point and letting yourselves be diverted from it. Whether it’s in poor taste, offends all Muslims or offends no one is not the point. The only point here is freedom of speech and do you support and defend it? It’s very easy to defend and even die for speech you agree with, not so much for speech you find offensive and hateful. To those who believe they should not do this because it offends Muslims I ask where does it stop and where does it say in the Constitution that you cannot be offended?… Read more »

dave
dave
6 years ago

Both the terrorists and the people supporting this type of crap are scum.

masih
masih
6 years ago
Reply to  dave

isis and terrorists, not Islam made Israel.
You’ll just have to read the Koran, you will see that such violence has no place in Islam.
Just read.