The crass symbolism in Arab cartoons following the terrorist attacks in Paris


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// November 16th, 2015 // Politics and legal

Below is a sampling of Arab cartoons, including English translations, following the attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015.

The world (the man in the middle) shows sadness for a “minor injury” to France while ignoring the pains of an injured Syria.

The world (the man in the middle) shows sadness for a "minor injury" to France while ignoring the pains of an injured Syria.

 

Paris with terrorist figure rising above it

Paris with terrorist figure rising above it

 

Paris (man on left) weeping while an Arab with many arrows in his back holds a sign reading “we refuse the terrorist bombings in Paris”.

Paris (man on left) weeping while an Arab with many arrows in his back holds a sign reading "we refuse the terrorist bombings in Paris".

 

Government-owned Iranian newspaper al-Alam features a terrorist holding a knife to the throat of Paris.

Government-owned Iranian newspaper al-Alam features a terrorist holding a knife to the throat of Paris.

 

The President of France (Hollande) pours fuel on a Syrian fire while a terrorist escapes the fire and attacks France.

The President of France (Hollande) pours fuel on a Syrian fire while a terrorist escapes the fire and attacks France.

 

Arab21 shows death knocking on the door of Europe.

Arab21 shows death knocking on the door of Europe.





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