Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Neighborhood (1985)

1985 Dry Bones cartoon - Iran
I often use "King Solomon" to represent the government of Israel.
In this particular cartoon, the wise king stands on the balcony of his castle and ponders the violent nature of the nations in the neighborhood.

These days we face the collaboration between repressive governments in the region and the international jihad movement. A case in point is the current orchestrated rioting of "outraged Moslems" in response to 12 innocuous cartoons in a Danish newspaper some 6 months ago. Danish Embassies are attacked. Death threats issued. Boycotts planned. Western appeasers are falling over each other in a rush to show sympathy for the shocked Moslem masses.

So here's a scoop for you.
The cartoons were printed in an Egyptian newspaper last October.
No riots. No death threats. No shocked Moslem masses. No nothing.

The Egyptian blogger SandMonkey reports:
"they were actually printed in the Egyptian Newspaper Al Fagr back in October 2005. I repeat, October 2005, during Ramadan, for all the Egyptian Muslim population to see, and not a single squeak of outrage was present. Al Fagr isn't a small newspaper either: it has respectable circulation in Egypt, since it's helmed by known Journalist Adel Hamoudah. Looking around in my house I found the copy of the newspaper, so I decided to scan it and present to all of you to see"

Details (and the scans) at SandMonkey, a wonderful blog by an important Egyptian blogger .

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