Hawkeye: I’ve known Chingachgook since we both were young. I knew Uncas’ mother. I’ve known Uncas since he was born. Major Heyward. I don’t know you. If we have to fight back to back, it’s possible that you might run. I don’t think you will, but you might. I’ve fought back to back with these Mohicans father and son, and they didn’t run
Last of the Mohicans BBC 1972
If you are a long term reader of this blog or a long term listener to my radio show you know the easiest way to get me angry is to get me talking about Molly Norris.
For those of you who don’t know Three years ago Molly Norris was a cartoonist in Seattle whose work appeared regularly in the Seattle Weekly. Her style is not really the type I go for
After the censoring of South Park Episodes by Comedy Central over the inclusion of Mohammad she proposed “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day” in solidarity with the artiest whose lives were in danger.
Oddly enough I was not a fan of Everybody Draws Mohammad day
I have unabashedly declared Islamic killers as barbarians, I will continue to do so. I have condemned the cowardice of Comedy Central. I don’t feel I have anything to prove. In addition I don’t like caricatures of Christ, Mary etc that are unflattering. I want respect for my religion therefore I need to show that same respect. Free speech has to also include freedom to not speak if you don’t want to.
Therefore I am not going to draw Mohammed on May 20th. If you think less of me because of that, so be it…
Immediately afterwards a FATWA was put upon her and the reaction of the “free speech” crowd that was constantly complaining about Bush, was…silence.
It did not end pretty:
You may have noticed that Molly Norris’ comic is not in the paper this week. That’s because there is no more Molly
No she’s not dead
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.
The anniversary of the fatwa on her passed and almost nobody noticed and three years later Morry Norris is still in hiding.
An American Cartoonist, forced in hiding for exercising her first amendment rights for nearly three years and nobody is objecting, no congressional resolutions, no speeches on the house floor and no stories in the MSM. In my opinion this is a national disgrace.
Which brings us to Brett Kimberlin & Co.
Lee Stranahan reports the following
A photo taken by Brett Kimberlin on Friday, March 1st and quickly posted to the site BreibartUnmasked is the latest in a long series of attempts by convicted felon Kimberlin to attempt to stir up Muslim hatred towards blogger Aaron Walker, apparently as revenge against Mr. Walker for helping another blogger Kimberlin has a long running grudge against.
Walker’s crime: Participating in Everyone Draw Mohammad day. Brett Kimberlin’s crew apparently takes a dim view of supporting the first amendment. Stranahan again:
The editor of BreitbartUnmasked is Kimberlin’s friend Bill Schmalfeldt, who has accusing Walker of hating Muslims more than “he loves his wife”. The site also published a photo of Mr. Walker’s wife.
Mr. Schmalfeldt has also written thinly veiled threats to Mr. Walker, such as this one from a post entitled “Aaron Walker: A Cautionary Tale”:
In the meantime, Aaron Walker sits in front of his spit-flecked computer screen and blogs and tweets about the injustice of it all. But everyone knows he’s a dead man blogging — metaphorically.
This latest photo post by Brett Kimberlin and Bill Schmalfeldt is transparently another further attempt to have free-speech hating lunatics to target Walker.
Mind you the Kimberlin crowd is not doing this because they object to some Muslims being critiqued as murderous barbarian bastards who would kill or threaten a person who objects to Islamic threats. They are doing this specifically because they BELIEVE Muslims to be murderous barbarian bastards who will threaten or harm those who critique them, in fact they’re counting on it!
One might call that racism. I call it a crime against the 1st amendment.
At the time the threats took place against Ms Norris I said the following:
I’m not big into insulting other people’s religions but this needs to be forcibly fought. As for a Fatwa, bring it on, We are AMERICANS! If you come for one of us you come for ALL OF US! You want to kill me? So what! Everybody dies, but I’m not surrendering my 1st Amendment rights that have been given to me as a gift by thousands who fought to preserve them for an extra few days.
Let’s double down. My name is Peter Ingemi. My ancestors came here from Sicily 100 years ago. I am an American and I defy you.
It’s a disgrace that America has forgotten Molly Norris, it’s a bigger disgrace that she is still in hiding for her life due to Islamic extremists.
But the idea that Americans would attempt to use the violence of Radical Islamists to suppress their political enemies 1st Amendment rights is in my mind one of the most loathsome things I’ve seen.
And consider, even the deluded Islamic murderer acts because they think they are serving God, Kimberlin & Co are simply serving their political ends and whatever masters are paying the bill.
Any person who would fight back to back with these men are fools.
While groups like the tides foundation ($70,000) Barbara Streisand Foundation ($10,000) and Heinz Family Foundation ($20,000) whose CEO is wife of our secretary of state John Kerry provide funding for Kimberlin’s Nonprofit “Justice Through Music Project” I instead make my living on a weekly basis based on the concept of Fifteen people giving $20 each week to draw a $300 paycheck (before taxes as fees).
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