In the beginning was the word and the word was fabulous 

   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.

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Good grief

  

  Grief-shaming is the latest social media trend, after Facebook made it easy for users to change their profile pics to be tricoloured in sympathy with the 140 murdered victims of the Islamic State’s  terrorist attacks in Paris.

The sound of silence

Quick doodle I’ve done about Russell Brand condemning the minute of silence in memory of the Islamic State sanctioned murder of British tourists in Tunisia..

Russell Brand sketch

I did another version a little later:
Russell Brand silence

Saudi Arabia and the West side by side against #ISIS

When it comes to ISIS, Saudi Arabia and the West are side by side.

When it comes to ISIS, Saudi Arabia and the West are side by side.

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.

This analysis of the punishments meted out by ISIS and Saudi Arabia for ‘crimes’ such as blasphemy and homosexuality is telling.