Sunday, October 01, 2006

Bobblehead Mohammed


For only $22.95 a pop you too can own your very own Bobblehead Mohammed.

From the Daily News

A ceramic bobblehead doll of Mohammed, created to resemble the infamous caricature published by a Danish newspaper is now available on the Internet.

The creator, Timothy Ames, said the doll is similar to "Dashboard Jesus" figurines that can be stuck with adhesive to flat surfaces. "I thought,'if they flipped out over some cartoons what will they do with a dashboard,?'" Ames said from his home in Hawaii.

But some say they are not amused saying that the dolls could anger Muslims, whose religion strictly prohibits depictions of their prophet.

"No depiction of the prophet, even if it is positive, should be made ever-and certainly not one as ridiculous as the bobblehead Mohammed," said Svi BenDor Benite, an assistant professor at New York University. "I don't think it's about freedom of speech. This is freedom to insult, which he shouldn't be doing."

I wonder if he says the same about flag burning?

Ames, an ex-Marine, said several hundred people have purchased the dolls online, and he has paid a Chinese manufacture to create 1000 more. "I just think it's funny", he said.

You can buy your own dashboard Mohammed by visiting the web site.. www.dashboardmohammed.com.

16 Comments:

At 8:59 PM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

I bet it would be funny if "Dougie" Hooper of CAIR were to receive one of these in the mail.

 
At 5:56 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

I hope this guy is ready for all the criticism he is going to get. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets a couple death threats.
But you get groups such as the "Islamic Thinkers Society" that burn flags in New York City...so if they can expect freedom of expression than they'd better be ready when others take advantage of this right.

 
At 6:14 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

said Svi BenDor Benite, an assistant professor at New York University. "I don't think it's about freedom of speech. This is freedom to insult, which he shouldn't be doing."

Ali Sina, apostate, disagrees:

How much ridicule is enough? Until it hurts. The pain of shame must become bigger than the comfort of clinging to this false fetish. When you see their eyes are popping out of their eyeballs, their veins bulging in their necks, foam forming at their mouths, and they are ready to explode, you know that the remedy is working. Give them more. They will either die of heart attacks or they will come to their senses and recover from this insanity.

Source for the above

 
At 6:15 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Steve,
I can see Hooper's fury now, in my mind's eye. Bwahahahahaha!

 
At 7:32 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Good stuff AOW

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger FreeCyprus said...

>>
AC thanks for the kind words about our Canadian troops on my site.

The future leader of Canada's Liberal Party has sparked controversy these past few years as he's pushing for a closer relationship with the United States and on continuing to be "tough on terror"

Michael Ignatieff "has controversially argued that western democracies may have to resort to "lesser evils" like indefinite detention of suspects, coercive interrogations, targeted assassinations, and pre-emptive wars in order to combat the greater evil of terrorism. These societies must therefore strengthen their democratic institutions to keep these necessary evils from becoming as offensive to freedom and democracy as the threats they are meant to prevent. In the context of this "lesser evil" analysis, Ignatieff discusses whether liberal democracies should employ coercive interrogation and torture. His highly nuanced position has generated significant controversy."

An interesting article by Micheal Ignatieff:

http://www.novak.com/weblog/stories/2004/03/17/michaelIgnatieffOnIraq.html

 
At 9:21 AM, Blogger Gayle said...

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At 9:21 AM, Blogger Gayle said...

I'm so sorry that islamofacsists are so sensitive... not! I'm going to buy one of those things. Everyone in this country is free to disrespect everything I believe in, so on with the charge! Good for Timothy Ames. I hope he makes a fortune! :)

 
At 9:35 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

A good quote from that artical..

"The press coverage from Baghdad is so gloomy that it's hard to remember that a dictator is gone, oil is pumping again and the proposed interim constitution contains strong human rights guarantees. We seem not even to recognize freedom when we see it: Shiites by the hundreds of thousands walking barefoot to celebrate in the holy city of Karbala, Iraqis turning up at town meetings and trying out democracy for the first time, newspapers and free media sprouting everywhere, daily demonstrations in the streets. If freedom is the only goal that redeems all the dying, there is more real freedom in Iraq than at any time in its history. And why should we suppose that freedom will be anything other than messy, chaotic, even frightening? Why should we be surprised that Iraqis are using their freedom to tell us to go home? Wouldn't we do just the same?"

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

"Steve,
I can see Hooper's fury now, in my mind's eye. Bwahahahahaha!"

I might get bored and personally deliver it to him at CAIR HQ. Wouldn't that be a hoot....

 
At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a brilliant marketing move.

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger Obob said...

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At 4:51 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Steve,
If you deliver it and get arrested, give me a call. I'll go your bail.

 
At 7:06 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Oh, wow! A MTP bobblehead? Christmas is a'comin'...

 
At 1:25 PM, Blogger nanc said...

wouldn't you just love to rub some bacon grease on it?

 
At 8:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought of this last night thinking i'd make millions.

 

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