Kathleen Parker: Cartoonists vs. terrorists
Once you've gone viral, there's no turning back.
That's the hard lesson for a Seattle cartoonist who sketched some doodles and unwittingly launched a movement ...
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“... truth will out.”
Since: May 08
#1 Apr 29, 2010
"Molly Norris, a reluctant phenomenon, wants to return to her quiet artist's life, the one she lived largely unnoticed until she drew the Prophet Muhammad -- as a spool of thread, a box of pasta, a cup of coffee, a domino, a cherry and a doggie purse.
"Take your pick. Since depictions of Muhammad aren't allowed under some (but not all) interpretations of Islam, no one knows what he looks like. And, bummer alert, anyone who tries to capture his likeness is subject to punishment by death."
Which apparently led to severe case of cold feet for this artist after the South Park cartoonists were indirectly threatened w/punishment.
Since: Oct 06
#2 Apr 29, 2010
Well done, Ms Parker!
She did a great job of explaining why Americans latched on quickly to Molly Norris' original artwork, and also makes a fine point of warning at the end.
#3 Apr 29, 2010
Kathleen Parker is an excellent writer.
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