Friday, August 26, 2011

I Only Wish I Could Have This Kind of Courage

Syrian political cartoonist Ali Ferzat was pulled off the street yesterday by government thugs and forced into a van. The hooligans worked Ferzat over, taking special care to break both of his hands, the tools of his trade, and then dumped him in the road, all because Ferzat has had the courage to criticize the corrupt and repressive regimes that rule Syria and other Middle-Eastern countries.

Here are a few of Ferzat's political cartoons. The captions under the cartoons are mine.
This is a drawing of Syrian President Assad, painting the tracks for the train of public protest that will ultimately run him over

This is a universal truth that is self-explanatory

I assume that this is, again, Syrian president Assad.

And here is a self-portrait that Ferzat created in his hospital room after, refusing to give in to the Syrian government's state terrorism:

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