Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Brazilian Nuts - And The Cartoon War Continues

Dry Bones cartoon -Brazilian cartoonists shine in Iranian Holocaust-Denying Cartoon Festival
The Story So Far:
When a Danish author complained that he could find no-one to illustrate his book about Muhammad, Jyllands-Posten, a Danish newspaper, wondered whether there were more cases of self-censorship regarding Islam in Denmark and asked twelve illustrators to draw the prophet for them. Carsten Juste, the paper's editor, said the cartoons were a test of whether the threat of Islamic terrorism had limited the freedom of expression in Denmark.
The 12 drawings were totally innocuous.

And after all, it was just a Danish newspaper.

Then, in October 2005, during Ramadan, all 12 cartoons were reprinted in the Egyptian Newspaper Al Fagr. No outrage. No uproar. No Rioting. Nada!

Four months later, riots were staged around the world in a campaign which ended with an Iranian-sponsored Mock-the-Holocaust cartoon competition.

I needed to point a finger at the Brazilian cartoonists who had lent their support to the vile Iranian pseudo-Nazi propaganda show. I did the cartoon even though the whole Danish cartoon thing was getting cold.

But Suddenly:
After doing and uploading the cartoon, as I write these words, news is coming in of Danish Cartoons Part 2. Part 2??!!....Yup! The Danish Cartoon War is back!

Danish Cartoons Part 2

Oh, wait! I almost forgot!:
The Brazilian cartoonists.

One of the Brazilian cartoonists who eagerly joined the anti-Semitic cartoon fest is a guy named Latuff. Here's a picture of him.
The woman he has his arm around is Leila Khaled.

"Leila Khaled's march toward fame began in 1969. She served as part of a team that hijacked TWA Flight 840, a plane they assumed carried Yitzhak Rabin, then the Israeli ambassador to the United States. Rabin, however, was not on the plane. So the hijackers forced it to land in Damascus, and after the passengers and crew deplaned, the terrorists blew the plane up.
Khaled then underwent a series of plastic surgeries. Having successfully altered her appearance, Khaled, in 1970, boarded El Al Flight 219 in Amsterdam for yet another hijacking."
Cox & Forkum:
C&F are two guys who do an absolutely incredible editorial cartoon. They are really super! I just took a look at what they had to say about the Iranian contest. And, more importantly, what they drew and did. I won't spoil it for you. Take a peek yourself. Just click here.

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