New Muhammad cartoon contest planned for Phoenix on Friday. What could possibly go wrong?
The cartoonist get blamed for murders committed by others?
Obviously they shouldn't be charged with murder but I don't think the contest organizers are without some level of responsibility. If someone ends up going on a rampage and a stray bullet strikes a child in nearby house, the organizers don't share, even on some small level, any responsibility for that death? This contest is similar to randomly picketing a neighborhood overwhelming populated by a certain race with racist picket signs all the while citing 1st amendment rights. 1st amendment or not the picketing has no purpose or than to incite. If someone baits violence to come to my street I don't think it's unreasonable to be upset with the people doing the baiting.
Between 1st Amendment and nothing in the Koran about depictions of Muhammad, this is much ado about nothing.