“Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris created a tongue-in-cheek call for an “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” May 20 to protest threats against free speech.
Morris, working for the alternative newspaper Seattle Weekly, was responding to the Comedy Central TV network’s decision to censor a depiction of Islam’s prophet on the irreverent animated series “South Park.”
…Despite carefully altering its depiction of the Muslim founder, the “South Park” episode nevertheless prompted a warning from a Muslim website that the show’s creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, could end up murdered like Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh.
Norris, meanwhile, faced a threat from notorious imam Anwar al-Awlaki, who called her a “prime target” for execution whose “proper abode is hellfire.” The Yemeni-American cleric reportedly inspired two 9/11 hijackers, Fort Hood killer Nidal Malik Hasan and “Christmas Day bomber” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
Faced with the threat, Norris disassociated herself from “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day,” insisting it was just satire and not a real event. Others took up the cause, however, including the creators of a Facebook page that drew 100,000 participants.
Last month, the FBI advised Norris to change her identity and go into hiding.”
Islam is tolerant? This clearly shows that not only is Islam a threat to Freedom of Religion, it is a threat to any person who dares say anything critical of Islam. Even cartoonists.