Only Cowards Want to Kill CartoonistsS

Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris created "Everybody Draw Mohammed" day earlier this year as a humorous way to stand up for free speech. Didn't go over so well. Live and learn. Now, Al Qaeda wants her dead for it. Unacceptable.

As a special feature in Al Qaeda's fun new magazine Inspire, cleric Anwar al-Awlaki issues a fatwa calling for Norris' (and eight other cartoonists') murder:

"A soul that is so debased, as to enjoy the ridicule of the Messenger of Allah, the mercy to mankind; a soul that is so ungrateful towards its lord that it defames the Prophet of the religion Allah has chosen for his creation does not deserve life, does not deserve to breathe the air."

Anwar al-Awlaki, you are one serious prick. Set aside artistic critiques, political disagreements, and wondrous varieties of cultures and religions. Boil it down to the most basic human level: a lady drew a cartoon, and you, sir, want to fucking murder her for it. You are a sick bastard. Do you not have disciples to tend to, and a world aflame to soothe with the love of god? Are you so afraid of normal, nonviolent intellectual debate that you'd rather see the blood of a human spilled than risk arguing with that person, rationally? Get a life, man.

You are a maladjusted loser unable to participate meaningfully in a civilized world, Anwar al-Awlaki. I'm sorry the US government is so fucking evil itself that it would be guilty of monstrous hypocrisy if it lectured much of the rest of the world on civilized conduct; nevertheless, any average person on this earth with a modicum of decency is able to see that you don't just call for a woman to be murdered because you didn't like her cartoon.

Don't be such a jerk.