“Muslims are currently rigging a poll on the international edition of CNN through a Facebook campaign,” wrote a user in the atheist section of the website. “Let’s show them Reddit power.” (RELATED: Obama says Arab blasphemy protests are “natural”)
Added another: “It’s not just atheists who need the help. Anyone who understands the purpose behind freedom of speech and supports it has a foul taste in their mouth, no matter what beliefs they have.”
“This will help Muslims realize that a lot of people are of the opinion that their crazy beliefs are not inherently worthy of respect,” reasoned another poster.
By late Sunday, the percentages were back almost where they began: 59 percent of the 5,731 people who voted in the poll said they supported the publication of images critical of Muhammad, while 41 percent were opposed.