September 18, 2010

While We're Condemning Threats

Justin Katz

I'm sure it's just taking some time for transreligion councils to organize their press conferences over this story:

The Seattle cartoonist whose artwork sparked the controversial "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day!" has gone into hiding at the advice of the FBI after being targeted by a radical Muslim cleric, according to the newspaper that published her comics.

Molly Norris has moved and changed her name, the Seattle Weekly said Wednesday, after U.S.-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki placed her on an execution hit list. Awlaki -- who has been linked to the botched Times Square bombing and cited as inspiration for the Fort Hood massacre and a plot by two New Jersey men to kill U.S. soldiers -- reportedly called Norris a "prime target" for assassination and that her "proper abode is hellfire."

Surely the threat to kill a specific person is as grave an insult to God and to all religions as the threat to burn a printed copy of scripture. I'll await the high-profile denouncing... and await... and await.

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Hate mail, threats flood Arizona judge's office

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton received hundreds of threats at her court offices within hours of her ruling on Arizona’s tough and controversial immigration law.
“She has been inundated,” said U.S. Marshal David Gonzales, indicating his agents are taking some seriously.

Gonzales said the increase in threats coincides with more online use and the proliferation of blogs.

Posted by: Sammy at September 19, 2010 8:39 PM

Thanks Sammy,
I can't help but notice that Justin never overlooks a chance to throw a brickbat at a Muslim - NO I AM NOT CONDONING AWALAKI'S DESPICABLE ACTIONS - I am still waiting for Justin to express some Christian kindness towards anything Muslim however.

Posted by: OldTimeLefty at September 19, 2010 9:28 PM

I'll await the high profile denouncing
posted by Justin


I am Imam Sammy.. of Mosque Al Kahol! I issue this fatwah under pain of stoning (in the California sense) to death. Any one who runs into, Anwar al-Awlaki must push shaving cream pie in his face!

Fatwah issued by Imam Sammy
of the Mosque Al Kahol
Apache Junction, Arizona, USA

Posted by: Sammy at September 20, 2010 3:45 PM
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