Everybody Draw Muhammad Day! Threat

Everybody Draw Muhammad Day! cartoon by Molly Norris

"Everybody Draw Muhammad Day!" cartoon by Molly Norris

“Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” is a satirical cartoon that Molly Norris had drawn in response to the censorship of South Park’s episode featuring Muhammad.

With constant threats sent to artists who have depicted images of Muhammad, Norris is no exception. Anwar al-Awlaki ranted in Inspire, an English-language Al Queda magazine, about the potentially fatal results if such artists continue to draw blasphemous caricatures.

He has most recently added Norris to hit list. The NY Daily News details:

A CHARISMATIC terror leader linked to the botched Times Square car bomb has placed the Seattle cartoonist who launched “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” on an execution hit list.

Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki — the radical who has also been cited as inspiring the Fort Hood, Texas, massacre and the plot by two New Jersey men to kill US 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.”

In an English-language Al-Queda magazine that calls itself “Inspire,” Awlaki damns Norris and eight others for “blasphemous caricatures” of the Prophet Muhammad The other cartoonists, authors and journalists in Awlaki’s cross hairs are Swedish, Dutch and British citizens.

The 67-page terror rag is seen by terrorism experts as a bald new attempt to reach and recruit Muslim youth in the West.

David Gomez, the FBI’s assistant special agent in charge of counterterrorism in Seattle, said Norris and others were warned of the “very serious threat.”

“We understand the absolute seriousness of a threat from an Al Qaeda-inspired magazine and are attempting to do everything in our power to assist the individuals on that list to effectively protect themselves and change their behavior to make themselves less of a target,” Gomez said.

Story continues at NY Daily News

10 Comments on "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day! Threat"

  1. Oh no! Muslim kids are going to need Extensive Therapy after viewing such caricatures!

  2. EcstasyOfApostasy | Jul 12, 2010 at 3:15 pm |
  3. iphlogiston | Jul 12, 2010 at 5:13 pm |

    Not in my town, bitch. You come after Molly Norris, you'll have to get through ME. AND my shield dpeicting Mohammed, rampant, raping 9-year-old wife.

  4. JackFrost | Jul 12, 2010 at 8:04 pm |

    It's probably the easiest way to get them off the list but man, telling artists to stop depicting Mohammad so terrorists will back off them just screams appeasement.

  5. I guess if you can't manage to pull off any major attacks, you can always just bully some girl on facebook.

  6. justagirl | Jul 13, 2010 at 8:24 am |

    her “proper abode” might actually be hellfire. speeding through it in her 65 mustang – waving anwar over her head on a red, hot poker – laughing her silly head off.

    you go! crazy mohammed cartoon drawer girl!!

  7. I'm sorry, but speaking as an artist, if you say to me — even within my OWN faith — “You can't draw X” the FIRST fucking thing I'm going to do is go out and draw it just to slap your arrogant ass down.

    On thi matter, I have no sympathy for Muslims who are hyper about this. If you personally are one of the faithful, and you've agreed not to do such a thing fine. That's YOUR choice. But you can't run around mandating that others adhere to your belief system — especially not in modern, 21st century democracies where people are free to believe as they will.

    Enough already. Stop acting like children. And there's ZERO excuse for threatening someone's life over a frickin' CARTOON. That just makes your entire community look retarded, and I don't think most Muslims are that daft or petty.

  8. Why hasn't somebody taken out this magazine's site yet?

    Where are 4chan when you need 'em?

  9. Polymorph Legion | Jul 15, 2010 at 8:36 pm |

    Muhammad is a pussy… and a pedophile…

  10. Polymorph Legion | Jul 15, 2010 at 3:36 pm |

    Muhammad is a pussy… and a pedophile…

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