Mohammed Image Archive
(return to main Archive page)
Anti-Semitic cartoons from contemporary Arab media.
Major anti-Semitic motifs in Arab cartoons.
In the Feburary 3, 2006 Der Spiegel, Ibn Warraq makes a powerful argument for freedom of speech.
Mo Parody's Mohammed Pics page has several Mohammed images not included here.
Prescient monologue about Muslim oppression of free speech from Beaumarchais' play The Marriage of Figaro, from 1784.
This essay by Amir Taheri in the Wall Street Journal discusses how there is actually no Koranic ban on depicting Mohammed, with yet another medieval-era image as evidence.
A Memo to the Saudi Royal Press Secretary from the Religious Policeman features The Mohammed Image Archive.
Answering-islam.org has a perceptive article on the controversy with an extensive collection of links.
The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin has put up a display of Mohammed images.
Daryl Cagle's Web Log has many interesting political cartoons about the controversy from artists around the world.
The Jawa Report has a photo essay of the Cartoon Protests around the globe.
Cox and Forkum snuck a Mohammed picture into their cartoon about the controversy.
DailyKos post with links to and examples from the Mohammed Image Archive, plus discussion of the Islamic tradition of depicting Mohammed.
Does an explosive head lead to exploding heads?
Crossroads Arabia has an interesting essay on the topic with links to a few additional historical depictions of Mohammed.
Faithfreedom.org has a couple pictures of Mohammed in their Gallery.
Irregular Times has some Mohammed cartoons and thoughts on the situation.
Aaron's cc: Mohammed's Breakfast of Blasphemy (a classic post on Aaron's Fatwa This blog).
Iraqi children with a poster that includes a picture of Mohammed at the Al-Huda squatter's camp, Baghdad.
The Miraculous Journey of Mahomet, a book by Marie-Rose Seguy, contains many images of Mohammed throughout the ages.
CAGE has a compilation of photos showing the reaction to the publication of the cartoons.
As a point of comparison -- when pictures of these two artworks were widely published around the world, there were no riots:
Andres Serrano's Piss Christ (photo of a crucifix in a jar of urine).
Chris Ofili's "The Holy Virgin Mary" (made from paint and elephant dung).
***Warning***: Links to Offensive Satirical Mohammed Images Below
Mohammed Satire Collections
DrawMohammed.com has dozens of
outrageous Mohammed parodies.
Muhammad-cartoon.com also features an extensive compilation of extreme parodies.
Retecool's Mohammed Photoshop contest (though not all the entries use actual depictions of Mohammed).
The Infidel Bloggers Alliance Mohammed Cartoon Contest
Reporter: "This Islamic scholar says the crucial injunction in the Koran is against
mocking the Prophet, or other authorities."
Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad: "It's totally prohibited to do something that belittle the prophets of Allah, and depiction is part of belittling the prophets of Allah, from one['s] anger.
[Printed-out pages of the Mohammed Image Archive shown being placed on a table.]
Reporter: "Traditionally, Islam has frowned on any representations of living beings. But painters in Islamic countries have depicted Mohammed for centuries."
[Close-up of this image from above showing a medieval Islamic depiction of Mohammed.]
Reporter: "Despite official disapproval, portraits of the Prophet are sold to devout Muslims in Iran today."
[Close-up of this image from above showing Iranian portrait.]
Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad: "Some people have a Muslim name, and they claim that, oh, they might have Muslim parents, but they have left Islam totally."
Reporter: "But [gesturing toward Mohammed Image Archive pages] these are from, these are from medieval Persia, from the medieval Ottoman Empire, so surely they're Muslims."
Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad: "No, not necessarily. Islam is a practice. It is not just a claim. Islam is a way of life. So, we practice Islam in our daily life in every inch and each aspect. It's not just a claim and then we can do whatever we want. No."
Reporter: "So [pointing to Mohammed Image Archive pages] these pictures were wrong."
Sheikh Haitham al-Haddad: "Of course. Hundred percent wrong."