Egyptian anti-Denmark cartoons

This is possibly the best news I’ve heard in a while to come out of the whole cartoon saga. An Egyptian newspaper has run a cartoon contest in direct response to the Danish ‘anti-Islamic’ cartoons of a few months ago.

Rantings of a Sandmonkey has copies of all the cartoons, plus translations. This is my favourite:
cartoon kills dove.jpg

Many of the cartoons, like the one above, focus on the pen is mightier than the sword theme – the pen often committing physical violence upon the (always peaceful) people of Islam. A few have anti-semitic themes.

What’s so good about this series of cartoons isn’t their content, though. It’s the very fact that cartoons are being used to get a political message across, rather than violence. Whether we agree with that message is, at this stage, neither here nor there.