Sunday, September 19, 2010

"Everybody Draw Molly Norris Out of Hiding Day"

Molly Norris
Painted by Nakkaş Osman
(Image from Wikipedia)

The above image, painted by Nakkaş Osman [c. 1595] and used as illustration in The Life of the Prophet (Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul [Inv. 1222/123b]), cannot be of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad at the Ka'ba, for Islam doesn't allow depictions of Muhammad, so no Muslim would ever produce one.

I therefore suggest that the above image is of Molly Norris, who currently has reason to go about veiled after being threatened for drawing Muhammad and encouraging others to do so as well:
[O]n the insistence of top security specialists at the FBI, she is, as they put it, 'going ghost': moving, changing her name, and essentially wiping away her identity. ("Comic Riffs," The Washington Post, September 15, 2010)
That might very well explain that ghostly white veil in the image above, the 400-year-chronological discrepancy between Osman and Norris notwithstanding.

There's a distinct possibility that Ms. Norris might end up going even more thoroughly ghostly, however, so I have a suggestion for solving her problem. Let everybody draw Molly Norris as each individual imagines her countenance, and the plethora of images will effectively hide her identity since the Islamists won't know which one, if any, is right and won't be able to kill everybody who resembles one or another of the multiple depictions.

In other words, let's have an "Everybody Draw Molly Norris Out of Hiding Day." I suggest October 31st, Halloween, since that's a day of masks. My depiction of Ms. Norris is given above. Not my own drawing, admittedly, but I'm no artist and thus have to beg, borrow, or steal.

No need to thank me for this idea, just keep me in mind when you need a concept-cruncher . . .

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At 1:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile in MA....

America suggests China in the 19th century--half-blind, lacking all proper national convictions, and thus ripe for foreign colonization. Perhaps it's too early to point fingers, but postmodernists and the Left are at least as culpable as the transglobal corporations.

At 5:22 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks, Anonymous, for the link to the video on the public school trip to a mosque that included having some boys participate in Muslim prayers. I'd read about this 'prayer experience,' of course, and considered it entirely inappropriate.

As for America's weakness being comparable to that of 19-century China . . . I don't think we're quite that weak yet.

Jeffery Hodges

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