- Molly Norris apologized for “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day,” and clerics calls for her death anyway (Yakima Conservative Examiner)Death sentences for cartoonists? Good golly, Ms. Molly
- Death Threats for Molly Norris (Reality bites, appeasement doesn’t work, WaPo)
Molly Norris is neither brave nor heroic. She eventually apologized to the extremists, who had sent her a few death threats, and renounced the movement she started as it snowball into something huge. And what’s worse, Norris pretty much said the terrorists were right. To quote her website:
I did not ‘declare’ an “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.”
I made a cartoon of a satirical poster with a fake group behind it (Citizens Against Citizens Against Humor). It was solely a concept about Comedy Central’s over reaction to a threat from revolutionmuslim.com, and their consequent decision to censor the television show South Park.
My cartoon was taken seriously & hijacked by people who used it to make facebook pages.
What Molly Norris initially did was the right way to address the problem: fight terrorism with humor, intelligence, and panache. The response was threats of murder. She backed down and apologized to her oppressors. I guess she didn’t want to end up like Gandhi.
It works because we allow it to work. It works because we have allowed millions of Muslims to settle behind what they perceive to be enemy lines. It works because the people who are sworn to protect us have deceived us. Â Dereliction of duty, on a grand scale. Â It works because Â of political correctness which stifles any debate. Â Because most of us fear being Â shouted down as ‘racist, bigot Islamophobes’. Â And so the criminal cult of Islam, a murderous, genocidal organization, is allowed to continue to Â threaten, to blackmail, to terrorize, to bully and to assassinate those who oppose the spread of this dreadful belief system.
A US artist whose satirical cartoon inspired an internet campaign inviting people to draw images of the Prophet Muhammad has disappeared into hiding, her newspaper has said.
Molly Norris, who disavowed the movement that provoked outrage in the Islamic world, has moved and changed her name, the Seattle Weekly said.
She fled after FBI agents warned she was in danger, the newspaper wrote.
Depictions of the Prophet Muhammad are forbidden in Islam. (Perhaps. But we are not Islamic. Not yet. Cartoons are not forbidden in America, and its high time that we fight Islamic Â efforts to stifle freedom of speech.)
The Seattle Weekly wrote that Ms Norris was “moving, changing her name, and essentially wiping away her identity”.
Muhammad row cartoonist ‘sorry’
“She is, in effect, being put into a witness-protection programme,” it said, but without government aid.
“She likens the situation to cancer,” the paper wrote. “It might basically be nothing, it might be urgent and serious, it might go away and never return, or it might pop up again when she least expects it.”
Told by agents to keep an eye out when in public, the paper said Ms Norris responded: “Well, at least it’ll keep me from being so self-involved.”
In her cartoon, Ms Norris satirically proposed 20 May as an “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day”.
The idea inspired a separate Everybody Draw Muhammad Day group on Facebook which rapidly grew in popularity.
The page contained drawings and cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad