Owing to Fear of Fatwa …
From the Daily Cartoonist:
Universal Uclick has confirmed that several papers (upwards of 20) have asked for a replacement for this Sunday’s Non Sequitur because it mentions the word “Muhammad.” The cartoon by Wiley Miller depicts a lazy, sunny park scene with the caption, “Picture book title voted least likely to ever find a publisher… ‘Where’s Muhammad?'” Characters in the park are buying ice cream, fishing, roller skating, etc. No character is depicted as even Middle Eastern….
Just so you know: There is no sect of Islam that prohibits the use of the name Muhammad in text. Pulling this cartoon is not only an act of gratuitous fear, but it is also an admission of defeat and a demonstration of stupidity.
We don’t want to offend anyone, so no more of this!