Pulitzer Cartoonists Condemn Threat To ‘South Park’

Seventeen Pulitzer Prize wining cartoonists have signed a letter condemning threats against the creators of ‘South Park’ for depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit.

Saying that “freedom of expression is a universal right” and “we reject any group that seeks to silence people by violence or intimidation,” the letter cites the United States’s “proud tradition of political satire” and affirms belief in the right “to speak or draw freely without censorship.” Signing were Nick Anderson, Tony Auth, Clay Bennett, Steve Benson, Matt Davies, Mark Fiore, David Horsey, Jack Higgins, Jim Morin, Joel Pett, Mike Peters, Michael Ramirez, Ben Sargent, Paul Szep, Ann Telnaes, Garry Trudeau and Signe Wilkinson. Absent was Art Spiegelman.

The Washington Post Writers Group columnist Kathleen Parker reports that the Revolution Muslim website threats to “South Park” were by “one Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee (aka Zachary Chesser of Virginia).”

Full story:  The Washington Post

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