US Cartoonist Apologizes and Disowns Facebook Page

American cartoonist whose work inspired the controversial “Everybody Draw Mohammad Page” on Facebook has condemned the effort and issued an apology to Muslims.

Molly Norris, of Seattle, drew a cartoon in April to protest the decision by the US television channel Comedy Central to cancel an episode of the popular show “South Park” over its depiction of the Prophet Mohammad in a bear suit.

An “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day” page quickly turned up on Facebook but Norris, writing on her website at mollynorris.com (this URL is banned in Pakistan), said she had nothing to do with it.

“I did NOT ‘declare’ May 20 to be “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day,” she said, adding that her idea was satire but “was taken seriously, hijacked and made viral.”

“I never started a Facebook page; I never set up any place for people to send drawings to and I never received any drawings,” she said.

“The vitriol this ‘day’ has brought out, of people who only want to draw obscene images, is offensive to Muslims who did nothing to endanger our right to expression in the first place,” she said.

“I apologize to people of Muslim faith and ask that this ‘day’ be called off,” she said.

Million Dollar Question: Then who fanned the fire? Some Jewish lobby? or any other Anti-Muslim community or maybe Ghosts?

Also if the damage can be undone?


  • eX

    You have done the damage, You can’t be forgiven as you have already shown the people way of bad thang

  • Adnan

    I think it should be bann forever they will not protect our religion.Keep it banned.

  • She tells on the page that two european graduate students created the facebook page (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011907399_cartoon20m.html).

    Main thing is, she actually called off the event on 27th april on her facebook event page (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113257775375783). The main point of interest is the support of Facebook for this page to not remove it even after thousands of reports. I read here also in some comments that the page after its short disappearance had a status message of “we are back after a settlement with facebook”. Is that mean now officially facebook is part of this hatred activity? If so or even no, I would still call for a permanent ban on facebook in PK since whatever diplomatic press release they issue, they still have not taken off the page like they did for page against jewish in 20 minutes of its reporting.
    PS It just made you laugh when in press release they say, we have millions of users from PK and they were logging in fine and the activity ran with no problem.. WTH.. :)

  • Yasir

    Pakistani bloggers and webmasters must be earning hell lot of money after this ban and continuous coverage of this event. :)

    There are far too many hits which isnt normal traffic.

    Time to reactivate my old blog :P and create a topic on the same subject :D

  • Uzair

    Whoever created this Page but i know one thing why were they remained silent when everyone was protesting gainst them.. Now they will pay te price..

    All of you plz dont use facebook again..

  • Actually Molly is toomuch worried about her life,because we have seen in past the death attack on Danish cartoonist

  • X-Rays

    We will kill you..

  • Zeeshan

    well i think fp should be banned for at least a month or so(until fb commits that they will respect islam and us) ……

  • Mano

    actually i was shocked when i read that facebook amdin said “we are disappointed by Pakistan’s courts….& we knw that Pakistani user feel the same” they should come and visit Pakistan & we are going 2 tell them how happy we are with the desicion

  • BLACKSILVER

    As well as i think facebook disappointed us not only the whole Muslim community on facebook .and its first best step ever taken by Pakistani courts

  • Haq

    I am a foreigner living in Pakistan. I appreciate the people/govt of Pakistan for the backbone they had to oppose this although the so called other Muslim nations did not open their mouths.
    On the other hand, shouldnt we think differently here? Our beloved prophet was always forgiving and he loved even his enemies and showed them what is tolerance and love in Islam.
    Are we doing anything about people dividing the Muslims within the country? I hear that there is a group which has their own Prophet still when we clearly know that there is no prophet after Muhammadh (pbuh). How about porn sites which are freely allowed, how about ever westernising of some tv channels, how about cable tv, how about massage centres? I have seen advertisement of so called specialist males offering massage to only ladies with contact details and more of course… why don’t we get angry for dirty things done by our own muslim brothers and sisters but get out with slogans when a non muslim does something? Please understand that I am a Muslim myself and I am not against anyone. I am still strugling to find a good school (not madrasa) with Islamic Principles for my kids. Buying an Abaya for my wife is a daunting task here for me uptil now. Well, finally what I request to this nation is that have the same interest in developing your own nation, stand up against corruption, foreign intervention, division of muslims, favouritism etc, etc. I am sorry if I have hurted anyones feelings. But although I dont belong to this country, I would like to see this country as a great Islmaic nation with a backbone and show the purpose of its creation by its forefathers.

    • Maria

      forgiving them is not a big deal bro we can eaisly forgive them…but fb n youtube should be banned forever..they did it once and they can do it again why should we give them another chance??they have just found another way of hurting all the muslims….& the point abt other websites they should be banned.Although i am only 15 but i would like to say that Pakistani children are getting to much involved in vulgar things n we should be ashamed of that.Most of the parents don’t even bother to see what their children are doing on internet and according to a research One out of every nine children has viewed porn in Pakistan (11%). Which implies that you have at least one sibling/cousin on each side (paternal +maternal) who is into porn, even if they are under 15.Cables/media even Pakistani tv channels are now showing such thing which shouldn’t be allowed…unfortunatly our govt is not paying attention on these things

      there are schools “DAR-E-ARQAM” & “SKILLS”(both of them are in lahore) they are teaching students Islamic Priciples aswell

  • Yasir

    ^^ Agreed

  • Usman Kamal

    Totally Agreed!

  • Muhammad Atif

    Asalam o Alaikum, First of all i would like to say out loud that i am very proud of being Pakistani right now because of this banning decision and i strongly recommend that these sites like facebook and youtube should be banned for ever.. why? because i strongly believe that this time they did this, tomorrow they will do another and so on and on because it is very obvious by the attitude admin that facebook is allowing such activities to happen and they did not listen to hundreds and thousands of emails, blogs, posts by Muslims and others who were against such acitivity.. instead they saying that pakistani govt took a wrong decision and users are feeling it.. well they should come to pakistan and check this first then quote… i agree pakistani govt should present the full background of this decision along with media(which i believe has not played the role which they could and should have played)….

  • hmm….

    forget facebook …. pay attention to your family,to your real friends and your neighbours…they are your life….Pakistani families have a very strong structure and people with no family structure need social networking sites..MaShaa Allah , pakistan has a strong network of families…so we don’t need ANY social networking site…grow your community in your own local area and make friends where you live…chill 4 ever…

  • fittay muh tere moti ladki bera garak ho tera iske last time wahan jhoti ka message dekha tha moti ladki hai yeh charbi kafi charhi hoi is per aur yeh phat ker muslims ko us page per israel aur america against links post kernay say rok rahi the. name iska pora Molly ……. kuch aur word tha 7 characters ka.

  • Shahrukh

    In my view, Facebook ban is justified until the apology from Facebook Inc came. Now the page has been removed, so there is no reason to continue ban. We are against the blasphemy which is a cause to propagate hatred among people.

    • admin

      Facebook didn’t remove the page, do you have any evidence, source to share?

    • Maria

      how can u say that??they have just blocked the page in PAkistan

  • asif arif mumtaz

    the page is not removed as my friends abroad have told me that they can access. Ban fb until it is or set order that it is complete ban and lets use another social site but let people know soon so they can act.

  • Pakiztani

    Molly Norris…You double faced b***h … this has been the way u people do … first u do the destruction and after creating anarchy, you apologize … no way … we will never forgive u …

  • o’raly

    Cartoons are only the iceberg tip
    Muslims “do and do not actions
    Do: Outrage against cartoons
    Do not: Antiterorisms demonstration
    Do: Building Mosks worldwide
    Do not:Permit building of non Islam praying homes in many Muslim controlled areas
    Do: Demanding freedom for all aspects of Muslim culture worldwide
    Do not: Demand Muslim recognition of free&peaceful coexistence among all cultures
    Do: Demand free Islamic preaching
    Do not: Stop incitement& individual Jihad against the host country