Dear Mr. al-Awlaki: I formally request to be included in your Fatwa…

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Dear Mr. al-Awlaki: I formally request to be included in your Fatwa...

…in response to this non­sense:

A charis­matic ter­ror leader linked to the botched Times Square car bomb has placed the Seat­tle car­toon­ist who launched “Every­body Draw Mohammed Day” on an exe­cu­tion hitlist.

The Yemeni-​American cleric Anwar al-​Awlaki — the rad­i­cal who’s also been cited as inspir­ing the Fort Hood, Tex., mas­sacre and the plot by two New Jer­sey men to kill U.S. sol­diers — sin­gled out artist Molly Nor­ris as a “prime tar­get,” say­ing her “proper abode is Hellfire.”

I for­mally declare you a bar­bar­ian preach­ing a bar­baric ver­sion of a false reli­gion. Only the fact of your human­ity and cre­ation in God image com­bined with the Chris­t­ian require­ment to love your enemy pre­vents me from wish­ing you damned.

Although I wasn’t a fan of Every­body draw Moham­mad Day; as an Amer­i­can[cap­tion id=“attachment_16887” align=“alignright” width=“231” caption=“I can’t draw but I defy you bar­bar­ian bas­tards! (used with per­mis­sion)”][/​caption] who believes in the first amend­ment I am eth­i­cally com­pelled to stand with Molly Nor­ris. If you come for one of us you are com­ing for all of us, and we will defend our­selves against both you and your minions.

There­fore in that spirit I for­mally request to be included in your Fatwa, because if you get Molly Nor­ris I will host my own Every­body Draw Moham­mad and Al-​Awlaki Day here and ask my read­ers to send draw­ings of Moham­mad and of you to be posted and laughed at as you deserve.

I also for­mally call upon other blog­gers to pledge to host an Every­body draw Muham­mad and Al-​Awlaki day if these bar­bar­ian bas­tards man­age to get her and sug­gest that you put up a post with the tag I stand with Molly Nor­ris as soon as pos­si­ble to show your sup­port for both her and the first Amend­ment. I par­tic­u­larly call on our friends on the left who claim to value free speech so greatly to prove it.

I fur­ther call upon every US Mosque to pub­licly denounce this Fatwa and call for its removal.

We are Amer­i­cans, we stand together Mr. Al-​Awlaki. We defy you and your utmost malice.

More at Meme­o­ran­dum. If we don’t fight back loudly we will not only suf­fer the same fate as Eng­land but we will deserve it.

Update:
Hotair head­lines sees it

Update 2: Treacher nails it:

She also told a Seat­tle new sta­tion, ”I regret that I made my car­toon the way I made it.”

The thing is, peo­ple like Anwar al-​Awlaki don’t accept apolo­gies. If you don’t believe what they believe, they don’t care about your regrets. They don’t want you to talk at all. Even if you live in Seat­tle and you live lib­er­ally and you draw cutesy lit­tle car­toons and you con­grat­u­late your­self for being “pro­gres­sive.” Even if you’re just kid­ding. These thugs don’t care. They want you dead.

Hey, look over there! A Tea Party! I’m scared!

That says it all doesn’t it?

Update 3: Word­press has announced sup­port for some­thing called the 1forall cam­paign in favor of the 1st amend­ment. Strangely enough although some com­men­ta­tors men­tioned Bush and the patriot act and the oil spill nobody had men­tioned Molly. I’ve put a chal­lenge in com­ments to join me in Sup­port­ing Molly Nor­ris and oppos­ing Al-​Awlaki. I’ll let you know what they say.

Update 4: Edward Cline at Big Hol­ly­wood

But — Molly Nor­ris was crit­i­cized. Islam answered. Mus­lims demon­strated. Shut up. Molly Nor­ris recanted. She didn’t mean to offend Mus­lims. She was only express­ing her right to free­dom of speech. But — Molly Nor­ris was crit­i­cized. Islam answered. Mus­lims demon­strated. Shut up.

Too late. Con­tri­tion doesn’t carry much weight in Islam. No one has a right to offend Islam, or blas­pheme against it. Whether Moham­mad is depicted as a pedophilic ogre, as a knock-​off of Charl­ton Heston’s Moses, or as a teacup, it mat­ters not. It is for­bid­den. “Sorry” doesn’t cut it. Face­book also caved to Mus­lim demands and took down the page.

And as for that chal­lenge about the 1st amend­ment. HA!

…in response to this nonsense:

A charismatic terror leader linked to the botched Times Square car bomb has placed the Seattle cartoonist who launched “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” on an execution hitlist.

The Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki – the radical who’s also been cited as inspiring the Fort Hood, Tex., massacre and the plot by two New Jersey men to kill U.S. soldiers – singled out artist Molly Norris as a “prime target,” saying her “proper abode is Hellfire.”

I formally declare you a barbarian preaching a barbaric version of a false religion. Only the fact of your humanity and creation in God image combined with the Christian requirement to love your enemy prevents me from wishing you damned.

Although I wasn’t a fan of Everybody draw Mohammad Day; as an American

I can't draw but I defy you barbarian bastards! (used with permission)
who believes in the first amendment I am ethically compelled to stand with Molly Norris. If you come for one of us you are coming for all of us, and we will defend ourselves against both you and your minions.

Therefore in that spirit I formally request to be included in your Fatwa, because if you get Molly Norris I will host my own Everybody Draw Mohammad and Al-Awlaki Day here and ask my readers to send drawings of Mohammad and of you to be posted and laughed at as you deserve.

I also formally call upon other bloggers to pledge to host an Everybody draw Muhammad and Al-Awlaki day if these barbarian bastards manage to get her and suggest that you put up a post with the tag I stand with Molly Norris as soon as possible to show your support for both her and the first Amendment. I particularly call on our friends on the left who claim to value free speech so greatly to prove it.

I further call upon every US Mosque to publicly denounce this Fatwa and call for its removal.

We are Americans, we stand together Mr. Al-Awlaki. We defy you and your utmost malice.

More at Memeorandum. If we don’t fight back loudly we will not only suffer the same fate as England but we will deserve it.

Update:
Hotair headlines sees it

Update 2: Treacher nails it:

She also told a Seattle new station, ”I regret that I made my cartoon the way I made it.”

The thing is, people like Anwar al-Awlaki don’t accept apologies. If you don’t believe what they believe, they don’t care about your regrets. They don’t want you to talk at all. Even if you live in Seattle and you live liberally and you draw cutesy little cartoons and you congratulate yourself for being “progressive.” Even if you’re just kidding. These thugs don’t care. They want you dead.

Hey, look over there! A Tea Party! I’m scared!

That says it all doesn’t it?

Update 3: WordPress has announced support for something called the 1forall campaign in favor of the 1st amendment. Strangely enough although some commentators mentioned Bush and the patriot act and the oil spill nobody had mentioned Molly. I’ve put a challenge in comments to join me in Supporting Molly Norris and opposing Al-Awlaki. I’ll let you know what they say.

Update 4: Edward Cline at Big Hollywood

But — Molly Norris was criticized. Islam answered. Muslims demonstrated. Shut up. Molly Norris recanted. She didn’t mean to offend Muslims. She was only expressing her right to freedom of speech. But — Molly Norris was criticized. Islam answered. Muslims demonstrated. Shut up.

Too late. Contrition doesn’t carry much weight in Islam. No one has a right to offend Islam, or blaspheme against it. Whether Mohammad is depicted as a pedophilic ogre, as a knock-off of Charlton Heston’s Moses, or as a teacup, it matters not. It is forbidden. “Sorry” doesn’t cut it. Facebook also caved to Muslim demands and took down the page.

And as for that challenge about the 1st amendment. HA!