Sorry Latuff, there is NOTHING of any redeeming value in your sad little "political" commentary. It is a lie. It is a pin-up for sad little people who hate America to masturbate to. Nothing more. Because, if you actually KNEW anything about history, you would know that 9/11 had nothing to do with any notion of "blowback" of ANY kind. Now, sit down and get comfy while I give you the education you apparently never received. Perhaps you think 9/11 was "blowback" for our support of Israel. Bullshit. America haters like yourself, especially ignorant ones like you who have NEVER opened a history book, appear to be unaware that Muslims have been ATTACKING the rest of the WORLD since it exploded out of Arabia on war horses around 670 AD. Islamically inspired violence is not a recent phenomenon that has been triggered by so called "American Imperialism". Let us review an example of such Islamic violence against a Western nation from the year 1787 shall we? Have you ever heard of the First Barbary War?
It was America's first foreign war. And what do you know, it was against an Islamically ruled nation. After our war of independance, pirates in the employ of the Pasha of Tripoli were attacking American merchant vessels in the Mediterranean, stealing their cargoes and selling the passengers and crew into slavery. In March 1785, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went to London to negotiate with Tripoli's envoy, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman. When they enquired "concerning the ground of the pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury", the ambassador replied:
It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy's ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.
I will remind you that this war occurred immediately after our founding as a nation. We did not attack them. There was no nation of Israel for us to support, no oil for us to "steal" and we did not invade them or install some corrupt dictator to rule over them. The justification given for their attack on us was because their religion has many passages that sanction violence against non-Muslims. It is the same reason that terrorists like Bin Laden and HAMAS give for their attacks on us. They attacked us because we were not Muslims and they believed it was their God given right to do so Latuff. Now where on Earth could they have gotten that idea hmmm? That's right, the Qur'an, EXACTLY like the Tripolitan ambassador told Jefferson.
And EXACTLY as Bin Laden told US. He didn't attack us simply because of America's foreign policies in the Middle East as your child like view implies. His stated goal was to force American troops to leave Saudi Arabia as he considered their "impure" presence on "holy" Arabian soil to be an "insult to Islam". As a matter of fact, your "hero" Bin Laden also felt slighted because he had offered HIS services as a Mujahedeen to the Saudi king to fight off the Iraqis but the King decided to go with the American "infidel" army instead which pissed him off greatly. His ultimate goal in this was to take the Saudi throne for himself and restore the mythical "Islamic Caliphate" that the morons of ISIS are at present trying to establish in Syria and Iraq. I'm not sure if you have the brain capacity to understand just how colossally terrible it would be for the likes of a Bin Laden to be able to control the massive oil reserves in that region and use them as a weapon against the rest of the world. Judging by the simple nature of your sad little cartoons, it is obvious that this needs to be spelled out for you.
I discovered your shabby attempts at political cartooning on this sad day when some French cartoonists and journalists were murdered by Islamist pigs in Paris, for having dared say something bad about Muhammad. I found your work while searching on one of the French cartoonists who was murdered today, one of your sad little scribblings came up, a nonsensical cartoon you produced that depicted a massive iceberg that represented "Islamophobia" which is being ignored by a ship with an EU flag logo paint scheme. Only the tip of the iceberg can be seen by the captain who says "Nothing to worry about, it's just the Muhammad cartoons". The submerged iceberg is of course a giant Swastika. But let's examine what's going on in Europe shall we and so explain why it is your little "Swastiberg" cartoon makes NO sense shall we? In Europe today are there death camps filled with Muslims? The burning of Muslim businesses? Mass beatings and murders of Muslims in the streets? Mass deportations of Muslims? No, quite the opposite in fact.
Today in most European cities crime rates have skyrocketed. And no one wants to address the problem for fear of being labeled with that one ludicrous word ISLAMOPHOBIA. In Britain recently, entire networks across the country were discovered where Muslim men were grooming underage, predominantly white and Sikh/Indian girls, to use as prostitutes. The defendants attempted to shut down the accusations by using that one ludicrous word ISLAMOPHOBIA. There was also in Britain recently what was known as the "Trojan Schools" scandal, in which non-Muslim teachers and administrators were forced out of their positions in public schools in areas with large Muslim populations and replaced with Muslim teachers by Muslim administrators who were advancing a FUNDAMENTALIST ISLAMIC lesson plan. When confronted with the evidence, the guilty parties attempted to shut down the accusations by using that one ludicrous word ISLAMOPHOBIA. Since Muslim immigration to Sweden, rapes have increased by over 400%. There are entire cities in Sweden, such as Malmo, that are NO GO areas if you are a white European person or just a non-Muslim. There are cities like this all over Europe as well, most notably in Germany, Belgium and the city with the largest percentage of Muslims, Paris. Paris ALSO has the highest amounts of incarcerated Muslims, highest amounts of crimes committed by Muslims and of course as we have seen in the last decade or so, the most social problems with the integration of Muslims into secular French society, as seen recently with the Paris riots, the veil controversy, the violence and murders against Jews and other lashing out against the French government. And NOW we have THIS, the murder of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists by a bunch of Islamist pigs. MORE of that crazy ISLAMOPHOBIA is to blame right Latuff?
Anyone who DARES point these chilling facts out is shouted down with this ludicrous word ISLAMOPHOBIA. Back to Britain, the producers of Channel 4's Dispatches program sent some reporters into various Mosques around London with hidden cameras to see what goes on when non-Muslims are not around. What was discovered was shocking and disgraceful. Many speakers and scholars at the Mosques in question were giving lectures about beating women,killing gays and apostates and burning the businesses of Jews and Indian merchants. They also discussed the time when they would be taking over and imposing Sharia Law on everyone in Britain. When the program aired, the head of the Green Lane Mosque called the police and accused the producers of, I kid you not, racial incitement and you guessed it, that silly word again ISLAMOPHOBIA! What followed next was astounding. They WERE arrested! Thankfully, when the outcry and backlash from the greater NON-Muslim community was greater at the arrest of the producers, the spineless police released them. But you don't have to take MY word for it, you can see the entire documentary right here...
But let's examine this word Islamophobia shall we? Islamo is from Islamic pertaining to Islam and Muslims and phobia is, as defined by Websters dictionary...
: an extremely strong dislike or fear of someone or something
An illogical fear of something.
This is a religion that has been constantly ATTACKING the entire world since it exploded out of Arabia in the mid 600's and it's followers CONTINUE to do so to this VERY DAY. Islam conquered Persia, the levant, Christian Jerusalem and North Africa and Spain and was halted by my namesake Charles Martel when they entered France and tried to take the rest of Europe in the name of Allah. Historians estimate that in the Islamic conquests of India, the population of India decreased by 80 MILLION PEOPLE. Try rolling that number in your heads for a bit. 80 MILLION people. And remember, this was at a time before guns and missiles, these people were killed with swords, spears and arrows, a very gruesome business. But you don't have to take MY word for it, read it for yourselves, here are some of the highlights of what the followers of the religion of peace did when they brought Islam to India!
But when you ask any Muslims about these times, what is always their response? Thats right! THE CRUSADES! Because just like in your little Iceberg/Swastika nonsense cartoon, Muslims attack and then ALWAYS play the innocent victim. Muslim criminals are ravaging Europe today and all you can see is this invisible "Islamophobia". See, one eyed Islamist sympathizers like you Latuff only see ONE side of the story, never seeing what the Muslims have done to deserve what has been done to them. The Islamic world has been attacking the West and all other religions since its inception and we have PLENTY of reason to have fear of Islam. Here are a couple of those reasons from the Qur'an...
Qur'an (5:51) - "O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people."
Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"
Quran (9:5) - "So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them."
Quran (9:29) - "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued."
I'm sorry, but tell me in WHAT context am I, as a non-Muslim, supposed to believe "slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush" is a GOOD thing for me and my family? Are you serious? If I asked you to believe that MY holy book had a passage that said "Hang every Muslim up by the thumbs and beat their skulls in with hammers" and then I told you "You're taking that passage out of context! It REALLY means to throw Muslims a pizza party and buy them puppies!" would YOU believe that tripe? I don't think so man.
So I think we have established beyond a shadow of a doubt that Islamophobia is a very silly and meaningless word. There is PLENTY to fear about Islam. Not RADICAL Islam, there is NO SUCH THING, just plain old Islam. The other thing I hope that I have established here is how woefully uneducated you are. This is either by design or by circumstance. I am leaning towards "by design" after reading your biography. Your myopic take on world events are easily defeated by even a basic Google search and a desire to learn the REAL truth. You are making hate propaganda for the enemies of everything good and decent in this world. You stand to be counted with the barbarians who rape women and cut the noses off the faces of little girls...
or who simply shoot them in the head for the heinous crime of wanting to go to school like poor Malala Yousufzai here...
You should be so VERY proud of yourself. Oh, and here's one last history lesson for you so that you and anyone that might be reading this might understand that the great majority of Muslims DO actually hate us for who we are and what we believe. Do you know why Osama Bin Laden attacked us on September 11th? Why on THAT day exactly? Because September 11th is the anniversary of the day in 1683 when brave Polish Hussars lead by the King of Poland, Jan III Sobieski, were able to defeat the Ottoman Turks and end their long siege on the city of Vienna. If it were not for the Polish cavalry, the Ottomans would most definitely conquered Vienna and most likely the rest of Europe, putting an end to Western civilization as we know it.
Many Muslims consider this humiliating defeat and the loss of Spain as a disaster for their goal of world domination and vow to avenge it. Many Muslims to this day yearn for a strong leader who will re-create the glory of the Caliphate and return them to their former glory, the days when Islam ruled much of the world. THIS is what those cavemen in ISIS are attempting to do in Syria at the moment.
Just think about that though, that defeat from 300 or so years ago was still fresh in their minds. It was like only yesterday to them. Like I said, their policies against the West have nothing todo with oil, or Afghanistan, or Iraq, or Israel or this or that or ANY of the hundreds of BS excuses that Western excuse makers and apologists have made for these barbarians, hoping to appease them into playing nice. They do not understand the true aggressive nature of this religion. Their policies are informed by the Qur'an and the Hadiths and lets just say, they don't tell Muslims to throw pizza parties for us infidels.
But, you don't have to take my word for it, all anyone need do, is do as I have, open the Qur'an and Hadiths and READ them for yourselves!
Oh, and just ONE last thing I forgot to mention. You use the Swastika like you have a problem with it. Stop it. If you are an Arab and ESPECIALLY if you embrace the Palestinian cause as fanatically as you do, then EMBRACE IT! Cause thats is ALL about YOU my friend! Or was that another piece of history you forgot or didn't learn? Should I remind you? Should I teach you? Ever heard of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem? No? Ever heard of his friend? Adolf Hitler? Yeah. Seems the Mufti and old Schickelgruber were tight back in the day! The Mufti loved old Hitler so much, he helped to recruit Muslims to join his good buddy Hitlers Jihad against the Jews and the other Infidels! Hitler created a special pork free Muslim SS unit called the SS Handschar to serve in the Balkans and in Russia. Wasn't that NICE of him? Well, you know that old saying, "Birds of a feather, flock together"! Now, can you tell us Latuff, was World War II BEFORE the creation of Israel or AFTER? Why was the Grant Mufti of Jerusalem so eager to side with Hitler?
This little cartoon of Latuf explain what the foreign US policies causes: blowbacks to the US (terrorist attacks).
If you occupy a foreign land with permanent military bases (like the US in Saudi Arabia), and you mess with other people affairs, then you should expect blowbacks (terrorist attacks).
Any good CIA anti-terrorism analyst knows this. Theres nothing offensive with that cartoon.
Al Qaeda is trained and funder by the US. Bin Laden is a US asset, and 9/11 was created by US intelligence to create an official reason for invading Afghanistan and Iraq.
Good pic buddy!
but in some cases the intervention is caused by a bottling effect on the US to act.\
we arent the sole discrestion, but dont wait and see mass genicide.
I like the piece, but i do not like the boomerangs. could be colored differently ( gray )
I'm all for seceding from the UN and sticking to the goddamn Monroe Doctrine, though.