Marked for death: Artist behind “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” forced to change identity

posted at 7:59 pm on September 15, 2010 by Allahpundit

Remember, after her idea took off online, so frantically worried was she about her offense to jihadis that she apologized for it and distanced herself from any participation. Too late, alas. The lesson: Appeasement after the fact of the insult won’t work. Actually, appeasement before the fact won’t work either. If it did, Terry Jones’s non-burning of the Koran wouldn’t be part of Khamenei’s weekly Two Minutes Hate and it wouldn’t have already been the pretext for a body count in Afghanistan. But then, that’s how self-censorship progresses. Whereas before you were apt to get stabbed for drawing Mohammed cartoons, now you’re apt to get stabbed for suggesting (then retracting) that Mohammed cartoons should be drawn.

Question for Obama: If Terry Jones was endangering the troops by burning the Koran, then presumably Molly Norris is to blame for the threats against her, right?

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 will no longer be publishing cartoons in our paper or in City Arts magazine, where she has been a regular contributor. 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.

Norris views the situation with her customary sense of the world’s complexity, and absurdity. When FBI agents, on a recent visit, instructed her to always keep watch for anyone following her, she responded, “Well, at least it’ll keep me from being so self-involved!” It was, she says, the first time the agents managed a smile. She likens the situation to cancer—it might basically be nothing, it might be urgent and serious, it might go away and never return, or it might pop up again when she least expects it.

As I acknowledged during Koran-apalooza last week, it’s a fine line between Jones’s stunt (which I opposed) and “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” (which I supported). One of the reasons I look dimly on dopey atheist gags like erecting “Secular Trees” next to Christmas trees on public squares is because the offense to Christians seems gratuitous. Sure, they’re making a point about religion in the process, but they’re doing it in a way that looks like mockery, calculated to annoy. They have the right, but why alienate people with a taunt? That’s what Jones’s stunt seemed like to me — not so much a message to jihadis, even though he tried to frame it that way at times, but something aimed at provoking all Muslims, a group that includes people like Zuhdi Jasser. EDM Day wasn’t aimed at all Muslims, though. Some moderates were bound to take offense, but the point of the day was to push back against the sort of jihadis who’ve now forced Norris into hiding. Intent and intimidation do count here; if Christian fundies were threatening to kill atheists over “Secular Trees,” my calculations would change accordingly. But either way, there simply must be space for this sort of offense in public debate. I’m open to drawing the line in a slightly different place, but the line has to be drawn somewhere.


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Now regardless of whether you agree with this policy or not, it is the policy we have chosen. In order to be successful using this strategy, it REQUIRES the buy in, acceptance, and support of those within the country we occupy – which are all Muslims. Now, while we all love our free speech and ability to make fun of Mohammed or burn Qur’ans – it pisses off Muslims. And again, regardless of whether you think that it is ridiculous that we bend over backwards not to offend the most easily offended people in the world while they hurl excrement on us, it is nevertheless the way one must conduct business if you believe that we must be successful in Afghanistan or Iraq using our current strategy.

King of the Britons on September 15, 2010 at 8:50 PM

And hence we are slowly but surly selling our beloved America on the alter oh David Petraues’ insanity.

John Bernard put it very well when he said, “It has also been apparent for some time that the Strategy [in Afghanistan] has become the goal and the security of the United States a forgotten concern.”

Luka on September 15, 2010 at 9:01 PM

In a just America, Muslims who threaten to kill U.S. citizens for offending their delicate 7th century sensibilities would be hiding from the law in caves here, as well. I believe we have caves, do we not?

Jaibones on September 15, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Drawing cartoons of Mohammed trivializes the threat.

It’s making a public stand. The more who do, the easier it will be for others to do so. It’s as much important expression as writing an article critical of Islam, or making a movie critical of it. You’re of the ilk that thinks of cartoons only as entertainment for kids. Political cartoons have been causing uproars for centuries, pal.

It teaches us nothing about the evil Mohammed. Burning the evil Koran after reading the offending passages underlines why the Koran is a large part of the problem.

Basilsbest on September 15, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Why would you burn it instead of give it to someone you know, and tell them to read it, so that they know the evil of Islam? Your prospect of burning it just wastes the potential it has to inform others.

MadisonConservative on September 15, 2010 at 9:02 PM

“Silence! I kill you!” – Achmed (the dead terrorist)

That’s no joke.

dont taze me bro on September 15, 2010 at 9:02 PM

This level of vitriol against her is an overreaction, especially considering her apology. It’s understandable that she didn’t expect this.

Esthier on September 15, 2010 at 8:19 PM

I believe that is a Western mind set…
In order for us to defeat them we must understand the way they think…
I have only rarely seen it…
Yet they understand the way we think.

jerrytbg on September 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM

~@>;{>

Meh…

Fallon on September 15, 2010 at 9:08 PM

~@>;{>

Meh…

Fallon on September 15, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Beautiful!

Snicker…

katy the mean old lady on September 15, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Yet they understand the way we think.

jerrytbg on September 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM

I don’t believe that. I agree that we have much to learn, but we are learning, just a little slowly. These jihadists though, they will never be a superpower and they have no idea why. This is as powerful as they will ever be so long as people have the desire to oppose them.

Esthier on September 15, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Just suppose that a Christian of any denomination issued such death threats. Impossible to believe that Muslims are kind, loving people. Nuts…

chai on September 15, 2010 at 9:22 PM

To Justice Breyer, she is the perp.

unclesmrgol on September 15, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Hey, AP. Since you’re already “in hiding”, you should sponsor an EDM day yourself! It’s not like you don’t already have a bunch of raving lunatic fundies pissed off at you for previous offenses.

C’mon. You know you want to. ;-)

nukemhill on September 15, 2010 at 9:28 PM

Help me here, but doesn’t islam pose the same threat as the Mafia or the KKK once did? Not all Sicilians are criminals and hitmen and not all whites are racist killers. But the islamic terrorists don’t consider themselves criminal or unjustified or greedy, but righteous. And they take refuge in foreign states that are lawless by our standards who will protect them and refuse extradition.

Doesn’t this widen the battlefield and essentially put us at war with governments that harbor such killers? Or if not, should it?

If your sister or your son accidentally steps on an imam’s toe and a fatwa is ordered, to what extent is your government justified and obligated to intervene?

flicker on September 15, 2010 at 9:29 PM

~@>;{>

Meh…

Fallon on September 15, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Originally known as

*~@):~{>

profitsbeard on September 15, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Question for Obama: If Terry Jones was endangering the troops by burning the Koran, then presumably Molly Norris is to blame for the threats against her, right?

To be precise, Jones didn’t burn the Koran. He planned to burn it and then canceled under pressure.

So I would reframe your question for Obama: If Jones endangered the troops by planning his Koran burning, did Molly Norris endanger the troops, too? Or does that not happen when the planned stunt is “art”?

Missy on September 15, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Originally known as

*~@):~{>

profitsbeard

I couldn’t remember exactly how it went. Yours is better. My fuse isn’t lit, lol.

Fallon on September 15, 2010 at 9:34 PM

I’m pretty sure Everybody Draw Mohammad day is now an annual event.

Canadian Infidel on September 15, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Esthier,
I’m sorry, you need to do more research…
Have you read the koran? I’m on my second comprehensive read.
The first was over 30 yrs ago…

jerrytbg on September 15, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Originally known as

*~@):~{>

profitsbeard
I couldn’t remember exactly how it went. Yours is better. My fuse isn’t lit, lol.

Fallon on September 15, 2010 at 9:34 PM

You gotta have that FUSE LIT!

It’s Islam’s signature.

;)

profitsbeard on September 15, 2010 at 9:39 PM

And hence we are slowly but surly selling our beloved America on the alter oh David Petraues’ insanity.

John Bernard put it very well when he said, “It has also been apparent for some time that the Strategy [in Afghanistan] has become the goal and the security of the United States a forgotten concern.”

Luka on September 15, 2010 at 9:01 PM

You cannot possibly blame this on David Petraeus, a great servant of this country. If you have a problem with the strategy, blame those civilian “leaders” of this country who insist upon sending American soldiers on a fool’s errand. It is those contemptible low lifes who are to blame.

King of the Britons on September 15, 2010 at 9:41 PM

MadisonConservative on September 15, 2010 at 9:02 PM

You are bright enough to cherry pick but not smart enough to understand. If you read the offending passages – in public obviously- before burning it, people will understand why you are burning it. Drawing cartoons of Mohammed teaches the unknowing nothing – and hence it is a gratuitous insult.

Basilsbest on September 15, 2010 at 9:42 PM

I believe that is a Western mind set…
In order for us to defeat them we must understand the way they think…
I have only rarely seen it…
Yet they understand the way we think.

jerrytbg on September 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM

I believe this was already done in the first years of our Republic by Thomas Jefferson in response to very similar behavior by Barbary pirates (thus the “Jefferson koran”). Result? We sent warships to fight them.

flicker on September 15, 2010 at 9:44 PM

A religion/culture that does this isn’t above killing this woman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0TNffEWrBc&feature=player_embedded
Tajik Boys Sold Into Prostitution,Sexual Slavery Bacha Bazi To An Nothern Alliance

Bullhead on September 15, 2010 at 9:45 PM

The Methodists? The Methodists are nothing compared to the Amish.

amerpundit on September 15, 2010 at 8:08 PM

I have an Amish neighbor and he would laugh at that. They’re not as tightly wound as one might think.

BierManVA on September 15, 2010 at 9:48 PM

You’re of the ilk that thinks of cartoons only as entertainment for kids. Political cartoons have been causing uproars for centuries, pal.

I am not your pal and you don’t know me well enough to know what I think of cartoons. Of the two forms of messages I think it is much more effective for people, Muslims included, to know what is in the evil Koran. But of course there are people who would find the language of the Koran too complex and would prefer a cartoon.

Basilsbest on September 15, 2010 at 9:50 PM

You cannot possibly blame this on David Petraeus, a great servant of this country. If you have a problem with the strategy, blame those civilian “leaders” of this country who insist upon sending American soldiers on a fool’s errand. It is those contemptible low lifes who are to blame.

King of the Britons on September 15, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Petraeus is the one claiming that burning that Koran was inciting the Muslims. He wasn’t ordered to say it.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Terrifying – for her and us. Maybe Imam Rauf will build some bridges and save the day/.

Buy Danish on September 15, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Gosh sounds like the RELIGION OF (the Sword of) PEACE has really been kind of violent.


THANK YOU JIMMY CARTER
……Your handling of the Iranian crisis (and handing over Iran to the Ayatollahs in 1978) has been paying dividends ever since. MILLIONS THANK YOUR BRILLIANT FAILURE OF A PRESIDENCY.

PappyD61 on September 15, 2010 at 10:02 PM

RedNewEnglander on September 15, 2010 at 8:12 PM
Let’s all go hide in the basement till they go away.

katy the mean old lady on September 15, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Well, no not at all.

But if we poke the nest, let’s expect hornets to get mad, m’kay?

RedNewEnglander on September 15, 2010 at 10:05 PM

On the advice of the FBI, an American, living in America, is forced to go into hiding because someone in a foriegn country declares a fatwa. Doesn’t say much about our Homeland Security..

TN Mom on September 15, 2010 at 10:17 PM

Intent and intimidation do count here; if Christian fundies were threatening to kill atheists over “Secular Trees,” my calculations would change accordingly. But either way, there simply must be space for this sort of offense in public debate. I’m open to drawing the line in a slightly different place, but the line has to be drawn somewhere.

Good post AP – completely agree with your take.

peski on September 15, 2010 at 10:17 PM

I believe that is a Western mind set…
In order for us to defeat them we must understand the way they think…
I have only rarely seen it…
Yet they understand the way we think.

jerrytbg on September 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM

In order for us to defeat them we must fight like them. With passion and no limits. Kill them where they stand. Bomb their villages with pork grease. Bomb Mecca to prove it is not invincible. Bomb any villages that support or harbor the bad guys. They dont respect “talk” or “inaction.” They only respect murder and violence.

America will never do any of these things, therefore intimidation from radical Muslims will be a way of our lives from here to eternity.

cannonball on September 15, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Blogged about this myself: http://rhymeswithright.mu.nu/archives/305743.php

The short answer — we won’t be hearing any statements from Barack Obama about the importance of First Amendment rights in regards to this one, even as his own Justice Department goes to American citizens and tells them that the consequence of offending Muslims is the need to dig a deep hole, crawl in, and pull that hole in behind you. They’ve replaced the old “reasonable person” standard of law and conduct with the “unreasonable Muslim” standard to create a “terrorist’s veto” on the exercise of our civil liberties.

Justice breyer recently suggested that burning a Quran constituted such an imminent danger that it was akin to shouting fire in a crowded theater, and therefore had no First Amendment protection. Has the day come for Americans to stand up and declare that there exists such an imminent threat of violence and death because of the advocacy and practice of Islam that it is the advocacy and practice of Islam that is unprotected by the First Amendment, not expression that offends Muslims?

RhymesWithRight on September 15, 2010 at 10:30 PM

Anyone womder what would happen if Sebelius announces she is a Muslim?
Could she restrict Speech on both religious and government
Maybe every one should find a peaceful, tolerant religion like ISLAM and we could let the Tyrants have speech and thought control

ELMO Q on September 15, 2010 at 10:59 PM

Petraeus is the one claiming that burning that Koran was inciting the Muslims. He wasn’t ordered to say it.

sharrukin on September 15, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Of course it pisses of the Muslims – the very Muslims who we are trying to convince that we are there in Afghanistan to help them and their country. So Petraeus is absolutely right that it isn’t good for our effort there. How is that hard to understand? See my original post.

King of the Britons on September 15, 2010 at 11:05 PM

I guess Tammy Bruce’s website is ok? Oh yeah she weilds a gun in her profile pic. Pussy’s the lot of them!

sonnyspats1 on September 15, 2010 at 11:09 PM

F*#K that and F$%k them!

sonnyspats1 on September 15, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Yo Allah – we’re all marked for death (or conversion to Islam). Time to get with the program. We need to establish quotas of Muslims allowed to immigrate to the US.

THEY ARE THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM AND HUMAN DIGNITY. Unless you want to behave like a reasonable Jew before Kristallnacht.

disa on September 15, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Esthier on September 15, 2010 at 8:19 PM

actually its BECAUSE of her apology that the she is in danger. if she had stood up and not shown she is willing to be a dhimmi its likely they wouldnt be threatening her. i havent heard of anyone who did draw mohammed being in danger so its kinda ironic the person who came up w/ the idea and then appeased immediately is the one they threaten.

chasdal on September 15, 2010 at 11:25 PM

You cannot possibly blame this on David Petraeus, a great servant of this country. If you have a problem with the strategy, blame those civilian “leaders” of this country who insist upon sending American soldiers on a fool’s errand. It is those contemptible low lifes who are to blame.

King of the Britons on September 15, 2010 at 9:41 PM

I most certainly do place Petraues at blame. He is not the only one, of course, but it is a “strategy” that he has been given much credit for. Many even say he wrote the book of COIN, even though it is mainly a rehash of the old Vietnam clear-build-hold, and he is the one pushing it so hard in Afghanistan now. His almost Code Pink ROE, which he could have gone significantly in the other direction with at the very least, is on him. He is the Islamic “Hearts and Minds”/”Islamic Partners” Guru. He tried to intimidate an American citizen, and hence all American citizens, into foregoing his Constitutional rights and brought even more publicity to the whole thing that he said was endangering the lives of American troops. He even ordered that “Have a Great Ramadan” signs be put up at Army mess halls in Afghanistan. He may be a great servant of Karzai and Islam, but certainly not of America.

Luka on September 15, 2010 at 11:25 PM

RhymesWithRight on September 15, 2010 at 10:30 PM

if obama did ever address this it would be to tell Americans to stop offending muslims or else. he’s the dhimmi in chief!

chasdal on September 15, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Yahweh, David Petraeus
Would never okay the way you do your thing
Ding ding ding, ding ding ding
And you’ll get yours, David Petraeus
Coddlin’ and sidin’ with that Islam stuff like you do
Boo hoo hoo, boo hoo hoo

Where have you gone, George S. Patton?
America turns its longing eyes to you
What’s that you say, David Petraeus?
You have banished ‘ol Bolld and Guts far far away
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey

Coo coo ca-choo, David Petraeus
Mohammad appreciates you more than you will know
Woo woo woo, woo woo woo
You think Allah blesses you, yes, David Petraeus
And that he may grant mercy to those who our Forefathers betray
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey

Cheshire Cat on September 15, 2010 at 11:32 PM

He tried to intimidate an American citizen, and hence all American citizens, into foregoing his Constitutional rights and brought even more publicity to the whole thing that he said was endangering the lives of American troops. He even ordered that “Have a Great Ramadan” signs be put up at Army mess halls in Afghanistan. He may be a great servant of Karzai and Islam, but certainly not of America.

Luka on September 15, 2010 at 11:25 PM

Afghanistan is not a country, it is a time warp.

Back to the Bronze Age.

There is no “helping” such a place or such brutal, backward Mohammedan tribal thugs by agreeing to their groundrules.

Which means honoring the medieval as equal to the 21st century.

This is the current epic failure of will and intellect hamstringing our “leaders”.

They do not believe in the superiority of our system, philosophy, ideology, Accomplishment, morality or humanity.

But are content to kowtow & coddle Dark Age barbarians in order to look nice to places who hate whatever we do, anyway.

Sheer folly.

Bomb the enemy into submission, don’t join in his Submission.

We have only empty men at the helm of the West.

profitsbeard on September 15, 2010 at 11:38 PM

I guess the UN Human Rights Council is too busy investigating Arizona to get involved…

Has Iman Raulf issued a statement of peace?

Will CAIR demand a “stand down”?

TN Mom on September 15, 2010 at 11:38 PM

Somebody’s probably already said it, but it’s always worth repeating:

Bush’s fault.

rockhead on September 15, 2010 at 11:42 PM

Luka on September 15, 2010 at 11:25 PM

So, then Luka, given that he has been placed in charge of the war in Afghanistan and given that his job is to ensure success in the policy of building a legitimate government and stable country there – how do you recommend he do that? What strategy should this four star general pursue of which you would approve from your position?

As far as FM 3-24 being a rehash of old Viet Nam techniques. . . sure there are similarities between the two (as COIN has been around for many, many years and the techniques for conducting it are not new and pre-date even Viet Nam), but to call it simply a rehash of clear-hold-build speaks volumes.

Petraeus cannot stop any American from speaking – period. Him stating that burning a Qur’an most likely will hurt our efforts in Afghanistan is common sense.

King of the Britons on September 16, 2010 at 12:03 AM

I know it’s all unreasonable fantasy to think Palin could ever be President (and I don’t think she’s the best choice), but what do you think she would say and do at these threats if she were? She knows what it is to kill a caribou and hold the eyes of a moose in her hands, and grind them up to feed them to her children. Do you think she’d cower?

flicker on September 16, 2010 at 12:04 AM

I won’t be satisfied until every woman I see is wearing a sack over her head.

Observation on September 16, 2010 at 12:15 AM

So, then Luka, given that he has been placed in charge of the war in Afghanistan and given that his job is to ensure success in the policy of building a legitimate government and stable country there – how do you recommend he do that?

I do not recommend any “strategy” for doing that fool’s errand. Why would I recommend a “strategy” for doing a fools errand?

What strategy should this four star general pursue of which you would approve from your position?

You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em
Know when to fold ‘em
And when to walk away

Petraeus cannot stop any American from speaking – period.

He tried to. And it wasn’t just a private phone call to the guy either.

Him stating that burning a Qur’an most likely will hurt our efforts in Afghanistan is common sense.

King of the Britons on September 16, 2010 at 12:03 AM

Common sense would tell him that Afghanistan is not worth even close to the years and blood and treasure that we have sacrificed for it already, with little, if anything achieved after the first few months, and that if we are going to stay there even a while longer we should not have his almost Code Pink ROE.

Luka on September 16, 2010 at 12:28 AM

The artist’s point was that there is safety in numbers. If we all draw Mohammed, the Islamic extremists will not have clear targets. Now we all have to call for “Draw Mohammed” Day.

I agree with GardenGnome that America needs to have a strong response to Muslim extremists who threaten our citizens who criticize Islam – other than advising our citizens to go into hiding.

Cara C on September 16, 2010 at 12:39 AM

There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited. (Sun Tzu)

The wise man does sooner what the fool does much later. (Niccolo Machiavelli)

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country. (Alexis de Tocqueville)

Jeckle on September 16, 2010 at 12:40 AM

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country. (Alexis de Tocqueville)

Jeckle on September 16, 2010 at 12:40 AM

And Petraues is a perfect example of this. Because of the protracted cluster fark of trying to woo misogynist throwbacks in Afghanistan we are suppose to back way off on our rights as Petreaue has, in effect, said that our soldiers are being held hostage to the misogynist throwbacks in Afghanistan who would go even further Bonkers for Mo. So we, in a very real sense, are all being held hostage in the World of Petraues. WTF kind of leadership is this that puts Americans in the position of hostages?

Jeckle on September 16, 2010 at 12:51 AM

The historical game plan of Islam is to infiltrate a host country, breed in large numbers, achieve numerical superiority, demand Islamic “rights”, then, ultimately, conquer the host country for Islam and implement Sharia Law. We are already well down that road here in the U.S. Unfortunately for Europe, they are much farther into that process, and look at the results: most of Europe has large, disruptive muslim populations and will be majority muslim by 2050. At that point, who will control those economies and nuclear arsenals? If we are sane, we will recognize the entire political movement of Islam as our enemy, and deal with it accordingly…and SOON! Otherwise, our “tolerance” may be suicidal.

Jeckle on September 16, 2010 at 1:49 AM

They have the right, but why alienate people with a taunt? That’s what Jones’s stunt seemed like to me — not so much a message to jihadis, even though he tried to frame it that way at times, but something aimed at provoking all Muslims, a group that includes people like Zuhdi Jasser

Absurd statement. Zuhdi Jasser might be a swell guy and all, but he still practices a religion started by a mass murdering lunatic who hated just about everyone. That fact makes him- well, a little loony, at best.

Sorry, but it’s nutjobbery all the way down with islam, there are no “moderates” in ANY group of people who follow a mass murderer.

We’re cowards for refusing to proclaim as much.

TheBlueSite on September 16, 2010 at 4:41 AM

Luka on September 16, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Do you then advocate a military that just does as it pleases then? Because Petraeus does not command in Afghanistan and prosecute that war without specific guidance from the civilian leadership of this country. I wholeheartedly agree that we shouldn’t be fighting this war in Afghanistan trying to build a new country while doing it. Your beef seems to not be so much with Petraeus as it is with the administrations that have sent us there to fight the way we fight.

King of the Britons on September 16, 2010 at 6:42 AM

Now regardless of whether you agree with this policy or not, it is the policy we have chosen. In order to be successful using this strategy, it REQUIRES the buy in, acceptance, and support of those within the country we occupy – which are all Muslims. Now, while we all love our free speech and ability to make fun of Mohammed or burn Qur’ans – it pisses off Muslims. And again, regardless of whether you think that it is ridiculous that we bend over backwards not to offend the most easily offended people in the world while they hurl excrement on us, it is nevertheless the way one must conduct business if you believe that we must be successful in Afghanistan or Iraq using our current strategy.

King of the Britons on September 15, 2010 at 8:50 PM

We didn’t choose it. A couple of idiot politicians chose it, and they are incorrect. Appeasement does not work.

We must be successful, but this policy will fail.

dogsoldier on September 16, 2010 at 7:06 AM

flicker on September 15, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Yes, Jefferson did understand and acted appropriately …
Today…not so many do …
And with only ten toes and fingers you’d be hard pressed to count the number of people in the light that do .

jerrytbg on September 16, 2010 at 7:38 AM

And people wonder why some blog anonymously…

S. Weasel on September 15, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Like, say, Allahpundit?

Sincere question: Allah, do you ever consider going “public”? Do you think it would be safe for you to do so in 2010? I’d love to think you could, but… I don’t know, my mind doesn’t work like an Islamist’s.

saint kansas on September 16, 2010 at 9:35 AM

Yep. Religion of Peace, indeed. /

coldwarrior on September 16, 2010 at 10:26 AM

…but it’s still a religion of peace!

/as long as nobody makes any sudden moves

Ward Cleaver on September 16, 2010 at 11:14 AM

How is drawing Mo any different than burning the bilge he wrote? Both are considered blasphemy. Honestly, Jones’ idea was no more provocative (and far less imaginative) than EDMD.

Beo on September 16, 2010 at 11:41 AM

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