This serves as a warning to everyone. There needs to be an exact understanding of the nature of the threat we are facing, and then design a calculated response to it. This is not a game. KGS
Molly Norris: I’ve gone underground due to Muslims
Diana West: In the Advice of the FBI, Cartoonist Molly Norris Disappears From View
Her work won’t be in Seattle Weekly anymore, or anywhere else.
By Mark D. Fefer
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 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.