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Thursday, February 9, 2006
WND Columnist Issues Death Threat Against Cartoonist
Topic: WorldNetDaily
A Feb. 9 WorldNetDaily column by Jon Dougherty takes the Islamic approach to offensive cartoons: calls for death.

Dougherty rants in his column against Tom Toles, the Washington Post editorial cartoonist who drew a cartoon featuring an amputee U.S. soldier. He doesn't explicitly say he wants Toles dead, but the headline leaves no ambiguity as to his intent: "Why is this man still alive?"

Dougherty goes on to call Toles "an amazingly insensitive pinhead," adding that "this obscene cartoon goes beyond dissent and crosses well into the realm of material our society ought to -- and used to -- reject." Dougherty adds:

But the reason why this man is still alive is due far less to his cunning and courage under fire, and much more because the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines he mocked are protecting him from the bad guys.

Even if he doesn't deserve it.

Does Toles need to be protected from Dougherty? Sounds like it.

Dougherty offers no explanation why another editorial cartoon featuring an amputee soldier has not generated similar outrage.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:05 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, February 9, 2006 11:09 AM EST

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