SEATTLE (Reuters) – A Seattle cartoonist who stirred up a religious storm with a tongue-in-cheek encouragement to draw images of the Muslim prophet Mohammed has gone into hiding after a threat to her safety.

According to Seattle Weekly, which originally published an illustration by cartoonist Molly Norris entitled "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day," Norris was told by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to "go ghost."

"On the insistence of top security specialists at the FBI," Norris is "moving, changing her name and essentially wiping away her identity," a Seattle Weekly report said on Thursday.

The Seattle office of the FBI did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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Mohammed as a teacup--it's cute!!
This madness has to be met firmly, decisively, rationally. Another approach is one I take on The Natural Bible/Qur'an/All Holy Scripture blog: shred and recycle. At least it's a beginning.
Addedum to Mohammed cartoons: Look what the muslims did!

Mohammed receiving his first revelation from the angel Gabriel. circa 1307
And this one!

Mohammed giving his final sermon. circa 17 century reproduction. Original from 14 century.
Yeah, there are quite a few drawings of Mohammed in Islamic art. Which gives me the idea that instead of more cartoons, these paintings should be prominently displayed!
I would agree that reproductions of these paintings should be prominently displayed. The paintings themselves should be put in protective custody so that they are not targeted by fanatics, like the Buddhas of Bamiyan.
I completely agree, Al-Kadim. Too many religious fanatics have for too long throughout human history destroyed our common heritage as humans. While Bamiyan was the Muslims, the same finger can be pointed at Christians, Jews, and others.

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