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.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:44 AM on Sep. 16, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:46 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
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
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
Answer by lovinangels at 10:22 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:45 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by tabekat at 11:48 AM on Sep. 16, 2010