‘Everybody Draw Muhammad Day’ Advocate Rattled by Death Threats

Radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki has singled out a Seattle-based cartoonist as a "prime target" for assassination for her role in an online campaign that solicited depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. A Toronto woman fears she will now be targeted as well.

The creator of a now-defunct “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” page on Facebook fears she may be targeted for death now that the cartoonist who launched the online campaign has been placed on an execution list by a radical Yemeni-American cleric.

The 27-year-old Facebook page creator — a Canadian woman who asked not to be identified due to fears of reprisal — told FoxNews.com that she was visited at her home last week by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officials who advised her to remove her page and not to talk to reporters.

“I’m scared,” she said. “I’m scared that somebody might kill me.”

The woman created her version of “Everybody Draw Muhammad” in late April, days after a Seattle cartoonist launched the online campaign to protest Comedy Central’s censoring of an episode of “South Park,” in which the Prophet Muhammad was depicted wearing a bear costume. The Canadian woman said she will no longer act as the administrator of such a page.

“I just want to be quiet now,” she continued. “I wish I didn’t do this.”

Read more here.

Who do you think is lying?

White House denies NASA chief’s claim that he was told his mission was to make Muslims feel good.

Bolden or Obama? One of them is lying.
I put my money on Obama any day. If Bolden misspoke on Al Jezeera, one would think the administration would have corrected him in a timely fashion.

What a bunch of loons. Can you imagine someone with Bolden’s credentials accepting such a directive from the President?

Making Americans ‘more perfect’

President Obama made a telling disclosure the other day. The occasion was the burial of Sen. Robert Byrd. But Obama’s eulogy covered more than just the Senator’s passing. However briefly, it sounded as well the passing of the American dream, centering as it has on individual freedom. That vision is finished, if Obama’s own conception of this country is realized, since, by this admission, Obama apparently does not think of Americans as individuals in the first place.

The comment came about eight minutes into his speech. “Like the Constitution he tucked in his pocket,” said Obama, “like our nation itself, Robert Byrd possessed that quintessential American quality, and that is a capacity to change, a capacity to learn, a capacity to listen, a capacity to be made more perfect.”

At first glance this statement seems innocuous enough. After all, the American spirit has historically been one of practical adaptability, of conquering hardships through hard work and Yankee ingenuity. But this is not at all the vision of Americans that Obama seems to be attempting to infuse into our nation’s psyche. The final aspect of this capacity of change makes that all too clear. He lauds Americans (like Byrd, supposedly) for “the capacity to be made more perfect.” Even the sentence structure is passive. Obama does not applaud Americans for their capacity to improve themselves, but rather for their capacity to be improved upon. Americans are like gold to the President, not because of their sparkling achievements, but because of their malleability. It is their capacity to be molded into something better that is attractive to him.

But better in who’s eyes? And who might the unspoken agent of this improvement be? Is he not thinking principally of himself? In light of the vast expansion of government that he has already foisted on America, it seems clear that this thinly veiled commercial for Progressivism exposes his view of us as wards of state, who should be dependant on government for the condition of their lives, and even their character.

Consequently, it should be even more obvious that the change his presidential campaign was so vaguely calling for was not an improvement in circumstances, allowing for the more equitable pursuit of the American dream, that of freedom and some measure of prosperity. It was not even a call for Americans to alter their dreams, downgrading them to more realistic standards. It was, rather, a call for us to surrender all of our aspirations and learn to accept whatever fate is allotted us from the lofty heights of Washington DC.

As for the phrase “more perfect,” its echoing of the Constitution’s Preamble (“In order to form a more perfect union”) rang hallow indeed, given the speaker, and seemed nothing more than colossal flattery.

WAKE UP! THIS CRISIS IS STARING US IN THE FACE

For the last couple of days, the National Governors Association has been meeting and the consensus is clear: the governors aren’t happy with Washington. Unlike the federal government, most of these governors are forced to balance their budgets year-in and year-out. While these governors are trying to balance budgets, Obama and the Democrats continue more spending burdens on the states like new ObamaCare unfunded mandates. Democrat governors are particularly upset with Washington because they managed to sell hope and change, but failed to deliver any jobs to their states. What else did they expect with an anti-business Community Organizer with zero business experience in the White House?

As the governors grumbled the co-chairs of PrezBo’s debt and deficit commission addressed the crowd and offered a painful truth: our nation’s fiscal future is on the fast-track toward disaster. Erskine Bowles, one of Clinton’s dogwashers, compared our current federal spending habits to a cancer. He says that the current budgetary trends “…will destroy the country from within’ unless checked by tough action in Washington.” To put it into perspective check out this for a sobering reality ….

At present, available federal revenues are fully consumed by just three programs: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. “The rest of the federal government, including fighting two wars, homeland security, education, art, culture, you name it, veterans, the whole rest of the discretionary budget is being financed by China and other countries.”

— Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming, co-chair of Obama’s debt and deficit commission.

Is it starting to dawn on you? This country is well on its way to a major crisis. OK … maybe the 2008 mortgage disaster managed to sneak up on you .. but this debt crisis is staring us right in the face. As Bowles says, “This debt is like a cancer.” But rather than treating that cancer, our federal government seems content to continue doing everything it can to make sure it kills us faster and sooner. Bush, Obama and the Democrats have managed to grow the size of government and the levels of spending … these were all things that fed this cancer, rather than nippin’ it in the bud.

Business-friendly policies (like the FairTax) could definitely help get us back on track. But recommendations from Obama’s debt commission will not solely focus on spending reductions and business growth … the focus will be tax increases. What kind of tax increases? Well … try these four ideas:

1. Reducing the home mortgage interest deduction.

2. Instituting an energy tax like Cap and Trade

3. Adding the Value Added Tax to the taxes we already pay.

4. A financial transaction tax on top of everything else

Are you ready for these wonderful new ways for government to seize ownership of even larger portions of your life? And guess what? Perhaps the Democrats can get all of these wonderful ideas passed and signed by Obama before the new congress arrives in January.

Be afraid of the lame duck congress and it’s agenda. Be very afraid.

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