Thursday, September 16, 2010

We have reason to fear Islam

MollyNorris We have reason to fear Islam. And not just the nutball terrorists we should fear. No, if a Islamic holy man can call on all good Muslims to murder someone because of something they said or did, then we must fear the masses of Muslims too. If we don’t have any idea who will step from the pack to kill in the name of their religion. How do we protect against that?

That’s just what Molly Norris is thinking. She is the cartoonist behind the “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” cartoon. The FBI warned her of a potential threat and advised that she disappear for her own safety, and she has. Molly Norris is gone, on her own dime too.

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.

There is only one way to combat this. We all must call to draw a call for a Draw a Mohammed Day. Each and ever day a new call should arise. Each and every day it should be answered. With hundreds of thousands of people to choose from, how can the Imams pick on a individual?

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