Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki - the radical who has also been cited as inspiring the Fort Hood, Tex., massacre and the plot by two New Jersey men to kill U.S. soldiers - singled out artist Molly Norris as a "prime target," saying her "proper abode is hellfire."The surprising good news: our government has put Awlaki on an assassination list. The bad news: is the CIA competent to do the job?
I'm listening for moderate Muslims, at least in the USA, to declare en masse that, although they personally would not draw Mohammad, they defend Norris' freedom of expression.
More news on the Religion of Peace here and here.
On one side, we have the enemy emboldened to threaten American civilians. On the other, we have demagogues like Ann Coulter willing to cede strategic objectives for personal attention and transient political advantage.
The situation continues to deteriorate toward an erosion of the West or an open clash of civilizations.
Note to self: post or link to an image of Mohammad.