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A comic's response

by PeWi Mon Feb 6th, 2006 at 01:55:20 PM EST

I don;t know if you are familiar with Ralk Koenig?
Famous gay comic in Germany - Der bewegte Mann.

Basicaly hardcore but loveable gay characters.

He has a comic strip out commenting on the controversy sourrounding the Mohammed comic strips.


here
is a link to their website.

FAZ - who comisssioned the comic - is also the only German newspaper that published one of the comics back in September last year, but as far as I know, they have not published them this time round.

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Danke, Winnetou hätte seine helle Freude daran gehabt - hoffe ich!
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Feb 6th, 2006 at 02:46:51 PM EST
Another cartoonist's take on it (works for The Economist but did this for the WaPo):

I walk the line

Mixed, but I found the 'tell the president we have found a WMD' with a soldier next to a big exploding bottle of ink perfect.

by MarekNYC on Mon Feb 6th, 2006 at 06:24:06 PM EST
Danish flags, however, remain in demand. An enterprising shopkeeper in Gaza, Ahmed Abu Dayya, said he had ordered 100 Danish and Norwegian flags when he heard that the cartoons were being reprinted.

"I knew there would be a demand for the flags because of the angry reaction of people over the offence to the Prophet Muhammad," he said.

Angry Muslims have been setting the flags ablaze or tearing them to pieces.

http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=191462006

by asdf on Mon Feb 6th, 2006 at 10:34:48 PM EST
So we are discussing art and comics? Let me add to this the latest trend of these new times:

Here is a pictogram from A'dam in the once oh so 'liberal'  Netherlands. It was put up by the town council to draw a new line in their arduous fight against hashish smokers.

It is now officially "verboden" (art, 2.8 lid 2 APV)to smoke hashish and offenders will have to pay a "boete" of 50 Euro. I really love the word "boete", it is so sincerely Calvinist and pays high tribute to our shared X-tian acknowledgement that we are all miserable sinners. It also fits well into our on-going struggle against the cultural 'Überfremdung' by Arabs and makes a clear statement that their hashish culture is now considered an 'overlast' or 'burden' which we will not tolerate in our neighbourhoods.

Amsterdam city council has already received 900 orders from shopkeepers who want to buy this new street sign and put it up in their streets.



"The USA appears destined by fate to plague America with misery in the name of liberty." Simon Bolivar, Caracas, 1819

by Ritter on Wed Feb 8th, 2006 at 04:18:18 PM EST
Btw: Please don't look too closely at the electric wires, they look Ay-rab too. In Holland they call it: 'gedoogd'. (Until the next disco burns down and kills 200 teenagers.)

"The USA appears destined by fate to plague America with misery in the name of liberty." Simon Bolivar, Caracas, 1819
by Ritter on Wed Feb 8th, 2006 at 04:25:18 PM EST


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