It seems that scribbling a few pencil lines in today’s politically incorrect world can get you not only killed by crazed Islamic terrorists but also put you on a progressive “hate list”, simply because you’re a cartoonist and using political satire as countless entertainers of done throughout the ages, which has somehow become “hate speech”, rather than  “free speech”.

And so when cartoonist Bosch Fawstin won for his entry “Draw Mohammed” contest in Garland, Texas, depicting a pretty sinister looking character welding a sword and wearing a turban wrapped around his head, little did he know that within those few charcoal filled pencil strokes he would be suddenly transformed into a villain, more precisely into a “hatter”, or so says the Southern Poverty Law Center.

So who is the Southern Poverty Law Center?

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a left-leaning nonprofit organization known for putting out a “hate map” of groups around the country that it deems hateful and extremist. That group includes the American Family Association deemed a “domestic hate group,” along with the Family Research Council the Traditional Values Coalition, and various Tea Party organizations and conservative border, security and immigration groups.

In short, SPLC labels as hate groups, organizations that promote a traditional Christian view of marriage and other social issues, believe in border enforcement, or promote constitutional limited government. And just recently SPLC removed Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson from its list of extremists…yes that Ben Carson!

So when cartoonist Fawstin heard that he was suddenly transformed from a satirical political cartoonist into a “hatter” his response was typical of a creative and fertile mind saying “Go for it.”

And he continued with a tweet on Monday: “They came to kill us and died for it. Justice.” Obviously the potential carnage of two wanna be terrorists attacking the exhibition could have ended in tragedy, however for those misguided  few who feel that poking fun will insight the beast, remember this, the beast doesn’t need much provocation to kill the innocent, simply watch the latest video installment of ISIS.

h/t: Weasel Zippers

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