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Muhammad and stereotypes by Marsmar Muhammad and stereotypes by Marsmar
I think one of the most interesting things about the muhammadoodle controversy is how recent it really is. While Islam has technically always been against depictions of Muhammad: [link] well...mostly against it: [link]
there were still several depictions of the prophets in Europe, many of which are ore insulting than some of the things produced today: [link]
I think the biggest reason we even have this outrage is because it's entirely impossible to be a modern civilization. Back several hundred years ago, someone would be able to draw as many muhammads as they want and there was a good chance that they wouldn't leave that person's home or that it wouldn't be seen as such great of a controversy: [link]
It seems to me only recent that there's been such a strife going on outside of purely Islamic areas. And if you ask me, I'd say it's because Islam (at least in it's absolute purest form) is having a hard time adapting to modern world.

Another interesting thing I've noticed is the various similarities between the depictions of Muhammad. The fact that he's always dressed in stereotypical arab clothing and sporting a beard (unless he's in Hell: [link]) makes him look more like his followers: [link] if anything. Hell, you probably wouldn't know that those were pictures of Muhammad unless otherwise stated. In actuality, the most recognizable picture of Muhammad I've found to have ever been made seems to have been the Danish cartoon's depiction of the prophet with a bomb on his head: [link]

Just something to think about. The website I linked you to several times has many different portrait's, statues, cartoons, etc of Muhammad. It's a pretty interesting place to visit if you want to see how Muhammad's image changes from place to place in different times.
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EikraemFerwouche Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm... let's see. not the first one because there wasn't any time bomb, nor the third one because fireworks weren't invented until the Chinese did decades later. Definitely not the middle one because:
1. Prophet Muhammad couldn't read or write.
2. The Qur'an wasn't compiled until at least after a decade since his death.
3. This isn't Muhammad.
4. The teachings of Islam doesn't represent this bullshit drawing.
5. Books were much larger.
That's okay if you don't give a damn about what I say. The feeling's mutual.
robertthebrobot Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student General Artist
the book.

that's your muhammad.
Waracki99 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Pedo one.
EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I'm picking the slob in the middle:P
Artistrian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
hmmmm, none of them look like muhammad or his true followers
EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
All three do.
FunnelVortex Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Which one's Muhammud?

The left one: Looks far to intelligent.

The one in the middle: Way to wealthy.

The one on the right: Yep, thats the one.
antidevil86 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
GOD says

""He will say, "Remain despised therein and do not speak to Me'' verse 108 Surat Al-Mu'minūn

""Indeed, there was a party of My servants who said, 'Our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us and have mercy upon us, and You are the best of the merciful.'"" verse 109 Surat Al-Mu'minūn

""But you took them in mockery to the point that they made you forget My remembrance, and you used to laugh at them"" verse 110 Surat Al-Mu'minūn
Marsmar Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Wow, Quran quotes! Can you read me some Ron L. Hubbard next?
antidevil86 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
you can search Google my friend as u can see i put the name of the chapter which we call surat and its number
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