Take note of Wiley Miller‘s comic strip Non Sequitur in your newspaper this weekend if it regularly appears there.
Several newspapers are rejecting this Sunday’s strip in advance.
What’s so offensive about it?
[It] depicts a lazy, sunny park scene with the caption, “Picture book title voted least likely to ever find a publisher… ‘Where’s Muhammad?’” Characters in the park are buying ice cream, fishing, roller skating, etc. No character is depicted as even Middle Eastern.
So that’s where we’re at now. Some papers are scared shitless because someone is simply implying the existence of a drawing of Muhammad.
Miller was equally disturbed:
“[T]he 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.”
They have, haven’t they?
When the comic shows up on his syndicate’s website this weekend, please post it wherever you can.
(via New Humanist)