Muhammad Cartoonist Says She’s Sorry
Posted on May 21, 2010
From Denmark to South Park, the American whose satirical cartoon inspired a thousand copycat Muhammad cartoons on Facebook has apologized, claiming her satirical work was “hijacked” and that the resulting “Everyone Draw Muhammad Day!” was offensive to Muslims.
A cartoonist whose work inspired an internet campaign inviting people to draw images of the Prophet Muhammad has apologised for her role in the row.
Writing on her blog, Molly Norris said her satirical cartoon was “hijacked” and that the campaign was “offensive to Muslims”.
Other people set up a page on the social networking site Facebook backing an Everybody Draw Muhammad Day.
It sparked outrage in Pakistan, where a court ordered Facebook to be blocked.
AP / Shakil Adil
Pakistani women affiliated with a religious party march in protest of the Facebook page “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day!” in Karachi on Wednesday.