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The cartoons can in no way be called anti-semitic

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Submitted by Harrak (Canada), Nov 22, 2006 at 09:02

Dear Dr Pipes,

I was refering to the Cartoons that you labeled as antisemitic, and I would like to register my disagreement on the following grounds:

Alahram Alarabi 02/08/2002. The cartoon showing Ariel Sharon as savage can in no way be described antisemitic. That is a political Cartoon that equals in dimension an other cartoon of the like about G.W Bush eating kids previously displayed by Alalam TV. There have been similar cartoons about Mogabe Gabriel of Zimbabwe and The Iranian Mollahs. I would rather call the cartoon anti-Israeli than antisemitic. Or, use no double standards and call the Mullah cartoons anti-Islamic, and the Mogabe cartoons anti-African. We realy need to be clear here.

I have the same argument for the other cartoons. If Arabic cartoons are noted by the way Arabs wear, than what is wrong with noting the Israeli cartoons with what the Israelis wear! knowing that in the Danish cartoons you defended Sir about Muhamad, they did not only use the crescent, they used the personality of the Muslims second to god. So why not calling the Danish cartoons you defended anti-Islamic!

With respect to your point of view, a follow up on this is very much appreciated.

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