‘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.
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.
Scientists report that Koko, the Gorilla, shows signs of breathing and vocalisation that indicates apes may be closer to learning to talk than we think. This cartoon suggests that maybe they haven’t yet out of politeness.
Just a cheesy thing I drew to blaspheme against the king of the Jews and wish you a Happy Easter x