Friday, February 10, 2006

Another Cartoon that the Clerics Didnt Like


I wonder how many people remember this cartoon? The Iranian cartoonist, Manouchehr Karimzadeh, had intended to show how the Iranian Football Federation was in effect cutting the arm and leg of the Iranian football players by cutting their training budget.

The cartoonist was sentenced to 10 years jail, massive financial fines and a life ban from working as a cartoonist. Why? because the clerics thought the figure in the cartoon resembled Khomeini!

Karimzadeh received very little international solidarity from the Western media, if any.

Also, does anyone remember who at the time was the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance? Jack Straw's and Western media's beloved "reformist" Prrrrresident Khatami ;) The initiator of "Dialogue Amongst Civilisations" :)))

When they came for the communists
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews
I did not speak out;
I was not a Jew.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.
Pastor Martin Niemöller

4 comments:

Carol said...

Hi there, I've put up some photos from outside the embassy this afternoon.

http://www.planningblog.com/2006/02/just-typical-saturday.html

Very best, Carol

Al Razi said...

Hello Azarmehr,

I've read a good number of your articles on FFI and here. Excellent job my friend. If you care too take a glance, check out my blog http://middle-eastern-rationalism.blogspot.com

Keep well

Anonymous said...

Azarmehr,

Just thought you should know that Martin Niemoller's poem did not reference the Jews. Just another lie that people like you keep spreading.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came...

Azarmehr said...

Get a life anonymous! whether Martin Niemoller referenced the Jews or not is not the crux of the matter, here is it? The important thing is that when we leave others to be persecuted, eventually the tyrant will get round to persecuting us as well.