A CARTOON FROM THE PAST REFLECTING ISLAMIC STATES
THE SITUATION STILL THE SAME FOR MUSLIMS OF WORLD
CHARLES DE GAULLE AND WINSTON CHURCHILL DOG TREATMENT
An album got sold and dumped in the junk yard. There were other albums. A person in Lahore had gathered clips from newspapers and made a book out of same. Short hand written notes illustrated the mind of people at that time. A cartoon caught our attention. It is dated 28th February, 1945 and is made by some cartoonist M. Hanif. Must be in vogue at that time.
Charles De Gaulle of France and Winston Churchill of Great Britain have a multiple strings in their hands and uniting the diverse Islamic States by treating all of them as DOGS. Anything new here! Churchill is claiming that they have treated all in same way and united them as dogs of Western Imperialism.
A lot of cartoonist sprung in Pakistan. We used to read NANNA of Anwar Sahib all the time in the “Pakistan Times”. But they were more of a social commentary, less political jibe. Today Shaukat Mahmood is making lot of cartoons with political bite in them as Maxim. All credit goes to Pakistani cartoonists who never got harnessed by the political circles. We need more like them today!