Date: September 16, 2010 12:41:22 PM MDT
Subject: Cartoonist in hiding
'An American cartoonist whose satirical work inspired the controversial "Everybody Draw Mohammed Page" on Facebook has gone into hiding, the newspaper which published her comics said Wednesday.
Molly Norris, of Seattle, Washington, has moved and changed her name following a call for her assassination by US-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, The Seattle Weekly said.
"You may have noticed that Molly Norris' comic is not in the paper this week," the newspaper said. "That's because there is no more Molly."
"The gifted artist is alive and well, thankfully. 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 is, in effect, being put into a witness-protection program -- except, as she notes, without the government picking up the tab," the newspaper said.
Norris drew a cartoon in April to protest the decision by the US television channel Comedy Central to cancel an episode of the popular show "South Park" over its depiction of the Prophet Mohammed in a bear suit
In her cartoon, Norris satirically proposed May 20 as an "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day."…
In July, an English-language Al-Qaeda magazine, "Inspire," in an article attributed to Awlaki, the radical Yemeni cleric, said Norris "should be taken as a prime target of assassination."'
Instead of just putting her in hiding, they should have found a look-alike and setup a sting to catch anyone threatening her life.