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Mohammed and Jesus by Phostex Mohammed and Jesus by Phostex
According to the highest authority (Wikipedia), there are very few people, even Muslims who should find this offensive. Muhammed, the Muslim prophet, is sharing a cookie with Jesus, the Christian Savior.

Sunnis are the largest group of Muslims to be concerned with portrayals of the prophet Muhammed, mainly because they fear that it would cause idolatry, the worship of an image over the idea behind it. That is completely rational, and I respect that. But it is not a written in Qu'ran, and bans against it are only ever found in supplemental texts, and resemble the Jewish traditional ban on "graven images".

Persian and Ottoman Muslims over the centuries have created many beautiful works of art depicting Muhammed in a historical light. The Supreme Court Building in Washington DC depicts Muhammed along with Hammurabi and Moses as a Judge and Rule-maker. Devotional and historical films have been made about Muhammed. And in my opinion, yeah, the Dutch cartoons of Muhammed were kind of insensitive, and in my opinion, kind of not funny either. Maybe that's what passes for humor in the Netherlands.

So to anyone who threatens me with violence over a heavily stylized depiction of Muhammed with a cookie: Fuck you.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Muhammad was actually a bit of a war lord. He wasn't exactly much of a preacher of peace, well, at least part of his life.
Phostex Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
As much of a warlord as Napoleon or Teddy Roosevelt or Emperor Chin.

All of whom were sort of expansionist assholes.
joeisbadass Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if he was as violent as those guys, but he was certainly more violent than Jesus (in Teddy's defense, he was just the general. He didn't cause the Spanish-American war)

Still, you make a valid point. Religious groups should learn to get along with each other despite having different views (I'd argue the same thing with political groups myself)
Phostex Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Jesus was more like an MLK or a Ghandi: he didn't kill anyone and he didn't conquer anything, but when it comes to upsetting the balance of power and making some social revolution, he completely knew what he was doing.
I agree, but I'm not holding my breath.
joeisbadass Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough.
Areart Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
peaceful message, the world need more people like you. using the talent to gather people.

By the way it took me a while to put a message talking about religion [Creation, messengers, life...] acording to islam. hope it gonna be helpful, peoples are tired of manipulation.


Phostex Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Thank you.  Thank was very thoughtful.
userup Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Muslims will find this offensive for making an image of muhammad 
Phostex Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
A few have.  But not a lot.  Because it's adorable!

Read the comments.  A lot of them posted really informative comments.
CraigHicksArt Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Artist
Big up for being the first and one of the only pictures of Muhammed on deviantart. There needs to be more! Not to offend but to respect ART and forward thinking.
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