Battle Of The Cartoons

An Egyptian newspaper has decided to use a “battle of cartoons” to counterattack the cartoons mocking Mohammed.

An Egyptian newspaper released a 12-page special section for the purpose of ‘confronting thought with thought’ as protests against the low-budget film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ swept the Islamic world last week.

Al-Watan, an Egyptian secular newspaper, published a total number of 13 cartoons within a campaign as a counter-attack to the offensive cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed published by French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The newspaper published the 13 cartoons on Monday under the title “Fight Cartoons by Cartoons.”

Prominent secular writers have also contributed to that section of the newspaper, including Amr Hamzawi, Carnegie Middle East Center research director, and Ali Gomaa, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, according to the BBC.

The cartoons portrayed how Western people, especially the Americans, view Muslims.

The cartoon can be found here.

But just one question. If the cartoons are supposed to portray how Western people, especially Americans, view Muslims, where does the antisemitism fit in?


Or is this just a matter of old habits dying hard?

Oh, so true:

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  • E Pluribus Beagle

    Halloween I’m going as pigshit daubed Gay Mohammed with a bacon dildo shoved up his ass and waiving an Israeli flag.

    Now go burn something down, assholes. Fuck off and die.

    • juvanya

      You need to have yourself a nice cold beer and relax

  • Noah David Simon

    good find. it’s more of this equivalency argument that doesn’t work because it is the comparison of unlike things. it tends to run in circles of criticism of the West, Israel, America, the Patriarchal nature of humans… etc.

  • A F

    I was first reading about this this morning in the local paper and I was wondering at the time whether the same cartoonist would use his art to protest the antisemitic cartoons that have appeared in the Egyptian media before.

    Now I have my answer.

  • mzk1

    Do you note that both the cartoons of both sides insult religious Jews?

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