Posts Tagged ‘ isis ’

Hattar Assassination Inspires Mixed Reactions

October 5, 2016
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Hattar Assassination Inspires Mixed Reactions

When Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar was shot dead last week outside a courthouse in Amman before the start of his blasphemy trial for a cartoon he shared on Facebook, many Middle Eastern free speech advocates were troubled even if they didn’t agree with Hattar’s views and politics. He held some unpopular opinions to say the…

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Pearls Before Swine Strip Pulled for ISIS Reference

July 29, 2016
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Pearls Before Swine Strip Pulled for ISIS Reference

“Yes, for those of you wondering, today’s Pearls strip got pulled,” writes Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis in a Wednesday Facebook post.  Since this announcement, Pastis has been trying to share the cartoon on Facebook but the only thing that appears when he posts the image is a black box. Whether this is due…

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London Gallery Removes Toy Dioramas from Free Speech Exhibit Amid Terrorism Fears

October 1, 2015
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London Gallery Removes Toy Dioramas from Free Speech Exhibit Amid Terrorism Fears

  A London gallery hosting an annual freedom of expression exhibit last week pulled a series of satirical photo dioramas after police raised concerns about “potentially inflammatory content” that could anger Islamic State or other extremists. The photos by pseudonymous artist Mimsy feature plush woodland creatures threatened by black-clad adherents of MICIS. The seventh annual…

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Iran Combats ISIS With Cartoon Contest

May 29, 2015
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“Taking the war to the next level.” This is what Negar Mortazavi, an Iranian-America Journalist, posted on her twitter with regard to the anti-ISIS cartoon contest that Iran has launched. Organized by Iran’s House of Cartoon, the Daesh Cartoon & Caricature Contest has collected more than 800 cartoons from around the world, each attacking the…

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Mosul Book Burning Recalls Cultural Genocides of Centuries Past

March 4, 2015
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Mosul Book Burning Recalls Cultural Genocides of Centuries Past

In light of the devastating news last week that Islamic State extremists apparently burned part or all of the public library collection in the Iraqi city of Mosul, CBLDF general counsel Robert Corn-Revere contributed a comprehensive overview of book burnings throughout history that was published on the Daily Beast. From the destruction of the great…

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Indonesian Editor Could Face Jail Time for Cartoon

December 23, 2014
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An Indonesian newspaper editor could face up to five years in prison for blasphemy because of a political cartoon criticizing ISIS that his newspaper published in July. Some Indonesian fundamentalists complained that a modified ISIS flag bearing a pirate-style skull and crossbones along with phrases praising Allah and Mohamed was offensive to Muslims. Blasphemy charges…

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