by Molly Norris

Molly Norris was a cartoonist from Seattle who drew for newspaper Seattle Weekly and got worldwide attention when she made a cartoon commenting on the commotion around depicting the prophet Mohammed - In particular, the riot concerning the popular animation South Park, in which Mohammed was featured and which caused South Park makers Matt Stoke and Trey Parker to be under fire. Her cartoon, which declared the 20th of May to be 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day!' in name of a fictional group called CACAH (Citizens Against Citizens Against Humor), flared up a storm of discussion all around the world, especially after a Facebook-page was launched urging artists to send in their own depiction of Mohammed, "to water down the targets".

In September 2010, Molly Norris was adviced by the FBI to go into hiding after her name was put on a hitlist by Muslim terrorists.

by Molly Norris

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day
Article about Norris going into hiding
Article about the depiction of Mohammed

Last updated: 2012-07-29

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