Cartoonist, Jonathan Shapiro, popularly known as Zapiro, has defended the use of rape as a theme in his latest cartoon about state capture. The cartoon depicts a rape scene where President Jacob Zuma is buckling up his trousers, as one of the Gupta brothers prepares to “rape” a woman depicted[…]
One of the gunmen who attacked a Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) cartoon competition in Texas was in repeated contact with an American supporter of the Islamic State (IS) group, terror experts said. The contest was organised and sponsored by Pamela Geller. The wealthy housewife-turned-blogger has become one of America’s loudest voices[…]
A Malaysian political cartoonist was arrested after criticizing the conviction for sodomy of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Twitter, police and a rights group said Wednesday. “These lackeys in black are proud in sentencing,” Zulkiflee Anwar Haque, popularly known as Zunar, allegedly posted. “There must have been attractive rewards given[…]
OPINION by Shafiq Morton Such are the times that a French satirical magazine holding no sacred cows, and boasting a circulation of less than 50,000 in a country of over 60 million, can print 3 million copies after its editor and eleven others are brutally gunned down by two masked[…]
Charlie Hebdo has made a defiant return with a new issue that sold out across France in record time, as al-Qaeda posted a video claiming last week’s deadly attack on its cartoonists. The satirical weekly once again featured what the artists said was the Prophet Muhammad on its cover, but[…]
Iran on Wednesday condemned the “provocative” publication of a new caricature of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, calling it an insult to Islam. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says the publication of the cartoon “provokes the sentiments of Muslims the world over.” Iran[…]
Whilst freedom of speech is a fundamental human right that needs to be protected, there also needs to be an adherence to the responsibilities that accompany such freedom, according to the South African Muslim Network’s (SAMNET) Annisa Essack. Her statements came in response to Wednesday’s first publication by French satirical[…]
The French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo is due to publish another cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammed (SAW) on the cover of its first issue since assailants killed 12 people at its offices in Paris. In response, lecturer at UNISA, Dr Auwaise Rafudeen said there is a need to educate the[…]
Freedom of speech is to be respected, but does have limits when it borders on what could be perceived as hate speech, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) said on Saturday. “If someone criticises your place of work, your car, your shoes, these things are fine — but when someone insults,[…]
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