Going Ghost

On the Advice of the FBI, Cartoonist Molly Norris Disappears From View

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.

Now, I think that the whole ‘Draw Mohammed Day’ thing was a bit much. A) It was dumb, B) Intentionally offensive, and C) Guaranteed to attract the wrong kind of attention.

So, on one level, I’m not exactly sympathetic about her situation. I mean, duh, what did she expect? I don’t know that anyone anywhere thinks that enough Muslims buys that “religion of peace” schtick to make it believable. Maybe someday, but certainly not today.

On another level, though, it seems to me that the FBI should be doing more than telling her to go hide. In July the feds had this to say about it:

“We understand the absolute seriousness of a threat from an Al Qaeda inspired magazine and are attempting to do everything in our power to assist the individuals on that list to effectively protect themselves and change their behavior to make themselves less of a target.”

Got that? It appears that the official position of the US FBI is a recommendation to “change your behavior” to make yourselves less of a target to the “religion of peace.”

Comments

  1. *sigh* When will more Americans wake up to this? They dont like us and never will. So, stop pissing them off (islam/moslems) and go hide somewhere and eventually let them have our fine country. Im not for intentionally pissing them off but why must we walk around always like we’ve done something wrong? Oh, dont say this or that but please burn our flag and the bible and by all means cry profiling and racism. Of the terror attacks and attempted terror attacks here, how many where Moslem(minus dat shitbag mcveigh.) Sorry if its an inappropriate rant but living in chicago has made me bitter and angry on other levels and Im just tired of this liberal don’t piss anyone off,lets not offend anyone except the conservatives crap. She’s not the brightest bulb in the box but come on, she now has to hide over this. How many people have had to hide when lampooning or worse Christianity? *End Rant* Thanks Murdoc for your site. Always a good read.

  2. Why do we still allow large scale muslim immigration? It’s only going to get worse as their numbers rise. Right now they probably make up 3% of the population. If they ever get to 10%, it will be as bad as it is in France. The simple thing to do is to shut off immigration from muslim lands and hope to hell the ones here assimilate and mellow out, or short of that, maybe encourage them to leave by means of a cash payout.

  3. That is PATHETIC!

    It’s like telling a rape victim, “Just stay in your house, and it probably won’t happen again. But if you do go out, for God’s sake, don’t dress so provocatively! You were just asking for it!”

    Shame on the FBI!

  4. Did you expect anything else from the FBI? The five or six agents I’ve met didn’t impress me to a great degree. The agency itself is infect to the same degree as the rest of government with a case of terminal bureaucracy. Need we even discuss the appointed senior leadership?

  5. I am much more in favor of asking her to volunteer to draw these mental midgets in and when they make a run on her, wax their asses big time. But if the FEEBS are running it, I would think twice. We trained some of them at Quantico, and even from my somewhat limited exposure, they seemed to be waaaay too impressed with themselves and their abilities. Legends in their own minds sorta.

  6. Move to a small town in a red state. Let your neighbors know about the fatwa. Buy firearms, carry them, and learn to use them.

    If the muzzies make a go of it, your neighbors and the local cops will probably put an end to them before they ever get near you.

    Scene in PaddleFasterIHearBanjos, LA:

    Muzzie: Shows photo … “Have you seen this woman?”
    Neighbor: Shows 12g SxS … “Squeal like a hog for me, Hadji.”

  7. At last! Kristopher has relplaced as the resident Bad Poster From Hell. Funny…………..but you are oficially a BAD MAN! LOL!

    PS: Be a good idea for her to learn to use it BEFORE carrying it! :)

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