"We master the reverse gear better than anyone, trust us!"
|Fadi Abou Hassan, ISIS... Between Past and Future, July 23, 2014.|
- The Arabic version is of course mirrored,.
We have seen the Islamists personifying Anger, being Bearded, and Dynamite-Clad in their Self-Righteousness, dressed as well as undressed. Lately they have intensified the quest for that perfect neverland called the past.
In the west we used to call it Arcadia, only these months have been less about the ideal situation than a focus on the road to it, killing off as a means to get there. The bloodshed constitutes their demarcation line, blocking the future.
|Doaa Eladl, Daesh, June 22, 2014.|
Daesh or عش: nest, the smoke of the gun barrels included to the correct spelling.
Dodo, her father and their cat are trying to nestle together as well, but compared to those creating situations of violence everywhere, they are wide-eyed in their terrified search for a way, a balance, a piece of calm to analyze the what and how. Their eyes reflect the situation of the cartoonists themselves, too. In direct opposition to the squinting Islamists.
The crumbled papers each equals a pile of sculls.
|Doaa Eladl, Iraq... Syria... Libya.... Gaza....?? July 19, 2014.|
|Khalid Wad Albaih, Too many problems in the world for a cartoonist, |
August 13, 2014.
And now as at any other time, we are all inhabitants of Schizoland, when it comes to helping thy neighbor:
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