A cartoonist who has been there, done that

His name is Doug Marlette, and he begins his Columbia Journalism Review article like this:

Last year, I drew a cartoon that showed a man in Middle Eastern apparel at the wheel of a Ryder truck hauling a nuclear warhead. The caption read, “What Would Mohammed Drive?” Besides referring to the vehicle that Timothy McVeigh rode into Oklahoma City, the drawing was a takeoff on the “What Would Jesus Drive?” campaign created by Christian evangelicals to challenge the morality of owning gas-guzzling SUVs. The cartoon’s main target, of course, was the faith-based politics of a different denomination. Predictably, the Shiite hit the fan.

He then goes on to tell about some other controversial cartoons he’s drawn. He’s ticked off a lot of people along the way. If you are following the “cartoon” story at all, I highly recommend you click over and read what he has to say.

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