Our Cartoons Are Better!

Updates:

Swedish newspapers unite to defend freedom of speech over Muhammad cartoons

In an op-ed, 38 employees of Politiken distance themselves from the paper’s settlement with the descendants of Muhammad. Gates of Vienna:

Not in our name!

(Some) Swedish papers publish Vilks’ Muhammad cartoon in defiance of jihadist intimidation

NOT good enough.

All papers in the free world should print these cartoons. And ours, which are much better, like these two:

“A threat against him is, in the long term, also a threat against all Swedes,” they said. It’s also a threat against one of the most fundamental human rights, freedom of speech, which we all have such a tremendous stake in protecting. “Swedish papers publish Prophet Muhammad drawing,” from the Associated Press

Zombietime provides context:


In the nation of Sweden there is a contemporary urban folk custom of placing in the center of “roundabouts” (the circular traffic islands in the middle of major intersections) whimsical homemade sculptures representing pet dogs. The sculptures, which are fairly commonplace in Sweden, are called “roundabout dogs” (rondellhund in Swedish). In the summer of 2007, Swedish artist Lars Vilks made some paintings of Mohammed as a roundabout dog; after they were rejected by two art galleries wary of controversy, a sketch based on one of the paintings ended up being published in a small local Swedish newspaper, Nerikes Allehanda. Incredibly, this ignited an international furor, with protests, diplomatic quarrels, and threats of violence. The original sketch, seen above, was also posted on Vilk’s blog.

Swedish papers publish Vilks’ Muhammad cartoon in defiance of jihadist intimidation

“A threat against him is, in the long term, also a threat against all Swedes,” they said. It’s also a threat against one of the most fundamental human rights, freedom of speech, which we all have such a tremendous stake in protecting. “Swedish papers publish Prophet Muhammad drawing,” from the Associated Press, March 10 (thanks to JW)

Tim Blair has this:

Counter-terrorism from a cornered cartoonist:

His home in southern Sweden now contains a barbed-wire sculpture that could electrocute potential intruders

This sort of art is very popular in Australia. We call it insulation.

12 thoughts on “Our Cartoons Are Better!”

  1. I like your cartoons. Do you have a collection of them all in the one place?

    Also, how about a cartoon captioning contest sometime? Those are always popular (and come up with some great captions!).

  2. I’m thinking how very, very bored and underemployed those muslims must be, to spend all their days and nights (when not face down in some parking lot hoping the police will question them, naturally) sniffing around, looking for, rooting out things like these. A word here, a line drawing there, full uproar. Beheading-time.

    Doesn’t any of them work? Ever?

  3. Yes, your cartoons are far superior to other cartoons that I have seen around about moe, and other miscreants. You deserve credit for many a good cartoon.

  4. Excellent Cartoon there, Shem!

    But you missed the flies. Where are the flies, or have even the flies abandoned Muhammed?

  5. As the others says your cartoons are far more much better than all those we have seen before about Momo Sheik,they are really Funny and well Drawn.It’s you who deserve a bounty or a fartwa and the celebrity…..

  6. The main reason muslims have flooded the West is for a free ride. Remove all government sustenance from these shit eating pigs and then you will see where their real loyalty lies. Time on their hands and free money, gives them nothing else to do, except plot the downfall of the hand which feeds them. These people are ungrateful dogs. Either kick these bastards out or just shoot these ungrateful wretches.

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