‘There, I’ve taken it off, better?’
In Cannes, France, a woman was forced to disrobe on the beach as part of the temporary ‘burkini ban’ preventing ostentatious religious dress. France has been victim of a terrible deluge of Islamic terrorist attacks, but even so, to become more like the aggressor – introducing morality police dictating what woman should wear – is not to win against them.
In Orlando, a man with an assault rifle killed 50 LGBT people and injured 53 more in a gay nightclub he used to himself frequent. After murdering these people he rang 911 and pledged his allegiance to Islamic State, which has since applauded his actions. His father was more circumspect and said it was God’s job to punish gays.Religiously entrenched homophobia is rife in orthodox and fundamentalist embodiments of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, around the world. But this hatred is normalised to murderous effect in countries that kill people, now in 2016, for being gay.
There are 10 countries where homosexuality is punished by state enforced execution, the majority of them are Islamic, including Shia Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia. See the Washington Post’s map
The idea that your God would want gay people killed while making one in ten of all of us, atheist, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist etc. gay, is ludicrous to me, that is what this cartoon is about.
Another terrorist attack, the same perpetrators, the same responses. Some suggest we should pray for the victims. This cartoon contemplates that suggestion.
Just a little doodle that stands alone but was inspired by the news that London’s police force is reporting Islamophobic incidents are up 70 per cent and antisemitic incidents up 93 per cent.
A little doodle in response to the controversial idea of the former CIA director, it is explained in more detail on CNN but still seems more than a little ‘wacky’, to say the least.
Just a cheesy thing I drew to blaspheme against the king of the Jews and wish you a Happy Easter x
From what I can tell it goes like this: The majority of terrorists in the 9/11 attacks were Saudi Arabian, Osama Bin Laden of course was from a wealthy Saudi family with ties to the ruling Royalty and it is alleged that there was some assistance from some elements within the Saudi government in 9/11 – see 28pages.org for more on this.
Because of this terrorist attack, Iraq was invaded, leading to the formation of ISIS. Saudi individuals have been responsible for funding ISIS. But Saudi Arabia is officially allied with ‘The West’ against them, in spite of spending billions and billions in promoting its hard line Wahhabist interpretation of Islam which is said to be integral in the spread of extremism.
Everything clear? Good.
News story: tearful child asks pope why children suffer (opens in new window) The pope, who is in reality just a man called Jorge Mario Bergoglio, might well want to punch me in the face for this cartoon, see his … Continue reading