September 25, 2017
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

My Mohammed Cartoon of the Day

King Mohammed IV of Morocco has an interesting view on freedom of speech.  He’s against it.  On February 8th he had a cartoonist arrested for daring to draw a caricature of him.

http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2012/02/08/morocco-busted-for-posting-caricatures-of-the-king-on-facebook-2/

A few days later a young protester was sentenced to prison for 3 years for criticizing the king in a Youtube video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skXBrshGQWU

I think the king might warm to the art of caricature if he was more exposed to it. Seems to me to be a good idea to offer him another take to help him through this transitional period.

 

Thanks to the great caricaturist Leo Martins in Brazil for this story.