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FBI Advises Seattle Cartoonist to Go into Hiding

seattleBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

By now one thing we’ve learned in this post-9/11 world of our is that cartoons aren’t always a laughing matter.

The FBI has reportedly advised Seattle-based cartoonist Molly Norris to go into hiding as a result of a fatwa or death sentence that has been issued.  The fatwa was issued after she drew a cartoon this summer:  “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”,  the Seattle P-I website reported. The news site said the movement became popular on Facebook.

The P-I reported that Seattle Weekly editor-in-chief Mark D. Fefer wrote in Wednesday’s issue that  Norris’ comic would no longer appear in the paper.

He noted that the cartoonist involves “moving, changing her name, and essentially wiping away her identity.”  The FBI did not comment, the P-I reported.

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Islamic Ruling Forbids Muslims From Going Through Airport Body Scanners

airport scanner 2By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

And now for the latest complications in airport security.

The Detroit Free Press reported that a body of Islamic scholars known as the Figh Council of North America has issued a religious ruling that forbids Muslims from passing through airport body scanners.

The paper reported that the ruling, known as a “fatwa”, was issued this week and says that going through a scanner “would violate Islamic rules of modesty.”

“It is a violation of clear Islamic teachings that men or women be seen naked by other men and women,” reads the fatwa issued Tuesday, according to the paper.

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