Great news from the land that brought us Starbucks, Amazon.com, and Microsoft. Their latest gift to the nation: tolerating intolerance.
On the Advice of the FBI, Cartoonist Molly Norris Disappears From View
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 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.
This is why they want to kill her. Seriously.
Hey, let’s turn her house into a mosque. Y’know, to promote interfaith harmony and stuff. No, not to celebrate a victory over the unbelievers, don’t be silly.
(Headline courtesy of the “Not All” rule. Collective guilt only applies to conservatives, Republicans, teabaggers, etc.)
P.S. Courtesy of Michael Moynihan at Reason, here’s cartoonist Tom Tomorrow on Twitter:
unbelievable. Stunt was inspired by wealthy South Park creators’ self-aggrandizement; they should pay her expenses.
Tom then deleted this, possibly because it’s the dumbest thing anyone has said about anything, ever.
P.P.S. Lileks: Cartoonist gives up life just in case.