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If if the Florida Pastor was endangering the troops by burning the Koran, then is this person to blame for the threats against her? Islam is tolerant?

You may have noticed that Molly Norris' comic is not in the paper this week. 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 will no longer be publishing cartoons in our paper or in City Arts magazine, where she has been a regular contributor. She is, in effect, being put into a witness-protection program—except, as she notes, without the government picking up the tab. It’s all because of the appalling fatwa issued against her this summer, following her infamous “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” cartoon.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:44 AM on Sep. 16, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:44 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • The Florida Pastor is also on watch.. He has people around him to be sure he is safe. extremists in Islam will do anything.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:46 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • No offense, but if you do some thing like that knowing what could and most likely will happen your fault not mine I do not sympathize. The pastor good he should be on watch way more then just terrorists hate his ass.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 1:46 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • That's really too bad.  It shouldn't be like this.  I really don't care about blaming the religion, it does no good.  The people making the threats need to be taken care of.  Where is the fatwa? And who initiated it? or put it in place...whatever they call it.  Can no one go after them?


    Answer by momentofpeace at 4:13 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • OK, so I have been looking all over the net for this Fatwa, usually you can find them. But I can't find the actual Fatwa. All if find are blogs saying that one was issued and this: Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki - the radical who has also been cited as inspiring the Fort Hood, Tex., massacre and the plot by two New Jersey men to kill U.S. soldiers - singled out artist Molly Norris as a "prime target," saying her "proper abode is hellfire." FBI officials have notified Norris and warned her they consider it a "very serious threat."

    So, WTF?!  He is American? Why the hell don't they put him in jail for making this threat Or Fatwa?  Something is not right here and I don't know who's side the FBI is on if this is really true.


    Answer by momentofpeace at 4:25 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • No because in America we go by the laws of OUR land..not of another land..

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:47 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • Where does one find these stories? I am a Muslim but never know anything about what gets posted for debate on here about what people who are Muslim and do not know Islam are doing.

    But when us Muslims do right, we get no attention : (


    Answer by virginiamama71 at 9:24 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • But when us Muslims do right, we get no attention : (

    Very few people do. There is an hour worth of crappy news and usually one feel good story per hour. It's not like that one story is the only good in the world.

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:22 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • If you knowingly walk into Latin Kings territory and start flashing Gangster Disciple signs, are you responsible of an LK shoots you? When an LK does shoot you, do you get to blame all Mexicans or does the fault lie with the parties involved - the Gangster Disciple who purposely set out to create the conditions of the attack and the Latin King gang member who acted on it? Because honestly, this pissing contest between Christian extremists and Muslim extremists is no different than a gang fighting over territory. It's just that instead of dealing out drugs for the right price, they deal out a promise of salvation...for the right price.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:45 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

  • I feel for her. She was exercising her free speech and now has to be in hiding. Seems ridiculous. I guess if she dies it is her fault since she should remain silent and cowtail to those who are hatefilled.

    Answer by tabekat at 11:48 AM on Sep. 16, 2010

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