Where’s Mohammed? Another case of pre-emptive self-censorship

The Daily Cartoonist reports that a popular Sunday cartoon strip has been spiked by several newspapers because it mentions Muhammad.

Wiley Miller’s frequently brilliant Non Sequitur depicts a park scene with the caption, Picture book title voted least likely to ever find a publisher… ‘Where’s Muhammad?’

This was enough to put the fear of fatwa into ‘upwards of 20’ newspaper editors, who have asked for a replacement. Mr Miller notes

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.

UPDATE: Here is the cartoon in question:

I think that’s him standing behind the little girl at the ice-cream stand.

4 Responses to “Where’s Mohammed? Another case of pre-emptive self-censorship”

  1. There’s a good joke about a dog walking a guy, too.

    Hey Monitor do you have anything about Elisabeth Wallin? I bet you do. I’ll have to look.

    • Monitor says:

      @OB – I don’t think so. Unless she’s been censored for religious reasons, she probably won’t have crossed this blog’s radar. If she has, I missed her.

  2. James says:

    That’ll be him emptying his bowels in the little hut.

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