Remember "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day?" A relatively unknown cartoonist, Molly Norris, declared "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" in response to the death threats (fatwa) issued against the producers of Comedy Central. Her thinking, rightly, of course, was that if everyone drew Muhammad, the jihadists couldn't kill everyone......... after the fact of the insult won’t work.
But Ms. Norris had no clue what she stepped into. After Norris's brilliant idea went viral online, she became so spooked and worried that she had offended Muslims that she apologized for it and divorced herself from the idea, refraining from participation. That didn't matter, it wasn't long before the "charismatic" imam to the devout Muslim world had placed the Seattle cartoonist on an execution hit list. The ummah reacted to the contest with the same open-mindedness, tolerance and modernity we have come to expect.
Nihad Awad, co-founder of Hamas-linked, unindicted co-conspirator, Muslim Brotherhood front CAIR, was whining and deliberately inciting Gd knows what against me on O'Reilly for one of the cartoons I ran on "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day." Watch this.
That's how far down the rabbit hole the shining beacon of freedom has gone: no stick figures or any depictions of Muhammad without putting your life in jeopardy.
And what happened to our little Miss Norris? There is no "Molly Norris" anymore, not in Omerica.
The Washington Post, shill for jihadist and Islamic apologists nonparallel, is reporting:
Report: 'Draw Muhammad' cartoonist changes name, goes into hiding at FBI's insistence
Seattle Weekly announced today that it will no longer run Molly Norris's artwork. The newspaper is also reporting that legally, there is no more "Molly Norris."
Norris -- the Seattle-based illustrator whose cartoon sparked "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day!" earlier this year and a subsequent fatwa against her -- has gone into hiding and changed her name at the guidance of the FBI, reports the Seattle Weekly, which says:
"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."
Seattle Weekly also says that the artist likens the situation to cancer -- the threat could be benign, it could be more serious and sudden.
Comic Riffs last communicated with Norris in July. Attempts to contact her Wednesday were unsuccessful.
Several months ago, FBI officials alerted Norris to what they were treating as a "very serious threat," according to a report. At that time, Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki said that Norris was a "prime target" for execution and that her "proper abode is hellfire."
Awlaki, a New Mexico-born 39-year-old, has been called arguably the highest-profile English-speaking supporter of violent jihad. He has been linked to the recent Times Square bombing attempt and reportedly inspired Texas's Fort Hood massacre.
Norris drew her "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!" cartoon in April in response to Comedy Central's editing of its program "South Park" and the animated show's attempts to depict Muhammad -- and to satirize reactions to any effort to ridicule Muhammad.
On April 25, shortly after Norris created her "anti-censorship" cartoon, Comic Riffs broke the news that Norris was distancing herself from the illustration:
"I made a cartoon that went viral but [this campaign] isn't really my thing," Norris told Comic Riffs. "Other folks have taken it over."
Several months ago, Norris's April YouTube video of her explanation for the cartoon was "removed by the user." In that video, Norris apologized to "everyone of the Muslim faith who has or will be offended" by her cartoon and supported calling off "Everyone Draw Mohammed Day," which was staged May 20. She also urged America's Muslims and non-Muslims to come together -- to meet "halfway."