Monday, February 6, 2006

Antisemitic Cartoons in the Arab Press: A Double Standard

Here are a few examples of highly offensive cartoons from Arab/Muslim [Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Syria and Egypt and the Palestinian Authority ]newspapers.

They are unequivocally antisemitic.

Some of them would have fit in perfectly on the pages of the Third Reich antisemitic publication, Der Sturmer.

They drip with hatred and contempt.

How can the Muslim leaders egging on the protestors and their thugs on the street protest the Danish cartoons but ignore these? How can they....?

The answer is obvious. For these people [and that absolutely does not include all Arabs or Muslim] when it comes to Jews and Judaism anything goes. When is comes to Islam and Muslims......

There is an irony about these cartoons. They acknowledge there was a Holocaust (see the Jordanian cartoon with Birkenau imagery) and make the charge that Jews are now conducting a Holocaust against the Palestinians.

I wonder how these cartoonists feel about the Iranian president's charges? It reminds me of some Holocaust deniers: they deny the Germans purposely murdered Jews, but, given how awful they think Jews are, wish it had happened.


person said...

These pictures are pathetic.

In Islam we're not allowed to draw pictures of Prophets. We respect all religions, and all prophets including Moses, Abraham, Jesus.

Thse pictures show a new attack on Islam, by attacking our dear prophet peace be upon him. If people read about our prophet, then they will realise he is a mercy to mankind, and a prophet for all communities.

Uriah Robinson said...

I don't mind Holocaust cartoons, as I think they will probably remind the world of the terrible facts. The Iranian President's campaign of deranged hate could well backfire on him. It is Amenejihad's threats of repeating the Holocaust with the aid of nuclear weapons that is the worry.
I am pleased but not convinced that Muslims respect the prophets Moses, Abraham and Jesus. Didn't they have something in common?