- Posted August 27, 2011 by
New York, New York
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What's next for Libya?
Syria: Cartoonist Ali Farzat Attacked
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Bashar al-Assad has tried to silence a man whose quill and ink are likened to Damascus steel and the hardy blood of the Syrian people. He won't succeed.
I found myself on the verge of tears at this story- not from sorrow, but from anger- perhaps because I trade in ink myself, and certainly because freedom of expression is dear to me. If Farzat cannot lift his pen at present because a coward has broken his hands, I thought to do him the favor of drawing a cartoon for him.
I'd suggest that every cartoonist who can grasp a pen do likewise.