The following cartoon has been banned by over 20 newspapers

Owing to Fear of Fatwa ...


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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....

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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!

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It must be because it is offensive to Hippos???

By NewEnglandBob (not verified) on 03 Oct 2010 #permalink

Censored. Thereby confirming the point of the cartoon.

The irony is stunning.

Pulling this cartoon is not only an act of gratuitous fear, but it is also an admission of defeat and a demonstration of stupidity.

Actually, I think I would reckon that the pulling of this cartoon is attributable to 100% pure, unadulterated STUPIDITY...

And of course the requisite remark that has to occur at this point:

The following is a depiction Muhammad (and not Muhammad Ali or anything like that but the Muhammad who lived about 1400 years ago and claimed to be a prophet):

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Out of curiosity -- certainly with no malice aforethought -- which papers have caved in?

By Mediajackal (not verified) on 03 Oct 2010 #permalink

After not finding him anywhere else in the drawing, I assumed he was in the portapotty....