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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 09/02/2006 - 01:27

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"It is akin to using political cartoons to satirize African-Americans during the periods of lynchings in the US."

Jessica, for me this highlights how wrongheaded your whole argument is.

Whatever you think of the cartoons - or in fact one or two of the twelve cartoons - in question, there can be no question that they are equivalent to straightforward racism of the anti-black sort, if they are racist at all. And do you really think Muslims in the UK are subject to terror, let alone the sort of terror that black people suffered in the US from the collapse of Radical Reconstruction through to the 1950s and '60s, where people were regularly grabbed by a state-sanctioned mob and tortured or burnt to death? This is simply a ludicrous comparison.

Sacha Ismail

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