"Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" cartoonist Molly Norris was placed on an execution hit list by Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, reported the New York Daily News Sunday.
The Yemeni-American cleric Awlaki was cited as inspiring the Fort Hood, Texas massacre, and the attempted car bomb in Times Square.
Norris was called a "prime target" whose "proper abode is hellfire," according to the New York Daily News.
May 20 was declared by Norris as "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" in defiance of terrorist threats against cartoonists depicting the prophet Muhammad. Norris has since backed away from the concept, saying "I regret that I made my cartoon the way I made it."