FFS 16 September 2010Posted by marisacat in Culture of Death, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
Everybody Draw Mohammed Day (Image Credit: Molly Norris 2010)
I heard about this about mid day today, but I gather it has been steaming and simmering since May 20, when a Seattle cartoonist for an alternative press, in response to the furor over the image of Muhammed in South Park, drew the above cartoon….
a S A T I R E.
Now… what ensues is a bit murky, by my reading.
Before you can say Praise the Prophet, an unconnected person, in Canada, has up a Facebook page, that the Seattle cartoonist, Molly Norris, has to declare she has no part of…
The Canadian is visited by the Royal Mounteds… told to take down the page and cease and desist… and told not to talk to reporters…
Bit by bit, Molly Norris ends up losing the details and realities of her life. Her name, her job, her life as it is lived daily… Has to issue an apology to any and all (Muslims) withdraw and assume another identity… at the insistence, it seems of the FBI.
Molly Norris has moved and changed her name, the Seattle Weekly said Wednesday, after U.S.-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al Awlaki placed her on an execution hit list. Awlaki — who was linked to the botched Times Square bombing and cited as inspiration for the Fort Hood massacre and a plot by two New Jersey men to kill U.S. soldiers — reportedly called Norris a “prime target” for assassination and that her “proper abode is hellfire.”
“You may have noticed that Molly Norris’ comic is not in the paper this week,” Seattle Weekly Editor in Chief Mark Fefer wrote Wednesday. “That’s because there is no more Molly.”
“The gifted artist is alive and well, thankfully. But on the insistence of top security specialists at the FBI, she is, as they put it, ‘going ghost:’ moving, changing her name, and essentially wiping away her identity.
“She is, in effect, being put into a witness-protection program — except, as she notes, without the government picking up the tab,” Fefer wrote. …
The US born cleric, with whom we so wish to go to media and drone war, al Awlaki… his name gets spread around as the source (at his website) of the death threat(s)….
THAT part I find murky, as he is our newest bestest bestest enemy…
However, take a look at the cartoon at the top.
When CBS News reported on this tonight (leaving Awlaki’s name out of it, btw) they ALSO, in deference to Muslims who might be offended, BLURRED the little cartoon faces.
Do you see Muhammed up there anywhere?
Near the teacup maybe?
Or the talking cherry?
So where is Muhammed?
But CBS got out their little blur-it stick… What a fucking looney world.
As a secular woman I don’t respect any religion, all the hierarchies are just pains in the ass. And, most particularly, the various “people of the book”, the desert religions, the Abrahamic traditions are in the realm of utter nuts.