Sunday, October 3, 2010

Where's Muhammed?

The Friendly Atheist alerted me to this story:

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.

Responding to the news that his strip may not appear in some papers, Wiley tells me, “the irony of editors being afraid to run even such a tame cartoon as this that satirizes the blinding fear in media regarding anything surrounding Islam sadly speaks for itself. Indeed, the terrorists have won.”

Richard suggested "They have, haven’t they?

When the comic shows up on his syndicate’s website this weekend, please post it wherever you can."



  1. It's amazing how people get so offended at the thought of offending someone that they'll go completely out of their way to avoid it. If I see someone beating their kids, I won't worry about offending them, I'll tell them off that moment, instead of considering that maybe it's ok to beat children in their culture.

  2. It's daft isn't it? I've posted the vid before, but it's worth a repeat. No one has the right to go through life without being offended:


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