Anger mounts over Zapiro cartoon

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Wandapec (May 23, 2010, 21:43:06 PM):
I am sure many of you are aware of this already. Zapiro has upset some people who follow a certain religion and this has brought out a whole lot of stuff about 'respecting' peoples religions. He did the cartoon as a result of "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day Campaign", which was started to highlight the the danger that artists etc. face. The M&G and Zapiro have faced all sorts of threats relating to the cartoon...I think it is just crazy! You can ready more here.
As a result of the "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day Campaign", Zapiro's cartoon shows Muhammad visiting his psychologist and asks why his own followers don't have a sense of humour. Followers of Islam will be offended because according to their beliefs the Prophet Muhammad should not be drawn. This cartoon does not intend to offend even if it has, but to demonstrate another view on the situation.
A Zapiro cartoon published in the Mail & Guardian has angered Muslims countrywide and the SA Muslim Judicial Council on Saturday called on its followers to express their condemnation and disapproval of it.
Here's the cartoon...

Here's his comeback in the next cartoon...

I really, really like Zapiro! :)
threeholerhauler (May 23, 2010, 22:35:45 PM):
Go Zapiro. We should never allow that a journalist's freedom of speech be curtailed by the sensitivity of the religiously brainwashed.
StevoMuso (May 23, 2010, 22:52:44 PM):
I really, really like Zapiro! :)
I really, REALLY like Zapiro too. Nice post, thanks.
Watookal (May 24, 2010, 09:54:45 AM):
I personally find both cartoons funny since I believe all religions to be laughable if not ridiculous. The first however seems to have been done with the intent to provoke; which I think is a slippery slope.
DNA (May 24, 2010, 09:57:24 AM):
I was amused by the fact that the reaction to it (first one) proved his point. ;D

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