Islamists Target Seattle Cartoonist
3:58 PM, Sep 16, 2010 • By DANIEL HALPER
Cartoonist Molly Norris will no longer be publishing in the Seattle Weekly or in Seattle's City Arts magazine, according a report from the Seattle Weekly. Why? Because she's scared for her life after publishing this cartoon, as part of "Everybody Draw Mohammad Day":
The FBI has warned the cartoonist of the threat, attributing it to the "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 - [who] singled out artist Molly Norris as a 'prime target,' saying her 'proper abode is hellfire,'" according to the New York Daily News.
Al-Awlaki has put out a fatwa on Norris, calling for her head.
Norris "is, in effect, being put into a witness-protection program—except, as she notes, without the government picking up the tab," the Seattle Weekly explains. But she's held good spirits, the paper assures us.
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