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Ilhan Omar

Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar has become a gift to Republicans and a favorite on Fox News. She seems to be unaware of anti-Semitic tropes and stumbles into repeated, ugly slurs against Jews. Many Democrats defend her and an awkward attempt to condemn her statements was so watered down in the House that it was laughable.

Editorial cartoonists have a special responsibility regarding anti-Semitic clichés given the history of Nazi cartoons leading up to the Holocaust. At we have received many ugly cartoon tropes from worldwide cartoonists over the years, particularly from Arabic language cartoonists and Latin American cartoonists.  When I talk to the cartoonists about it, they tell me that they were unaware, that it wasn’t their intent; they are generally happy to take the cartoons down and they tell me they appreciate being told about why their cartoons were offensive to an American audience. The most common images depict a Star of David representing Judaism, rather than the Israeli Flag representing Israel, and use images that equate Jews with Nazis, that show Jews crucifying Palestinians as they “crucified Christ,” Jews as rats, as spiders, Jews killing babies, or like vampires drinking baby blood – the whole Nazi panoply of Der Stürmer clichés in cartoons gets repeated frequently around the world, and these cartoonists aren’t used to hearing any push-back from their local readers. Nancy Pelosi seems to see it in the same way with Omar, who Pelosi thinks simply wasn’t aware and hasn’t been educated about the bigotry.

Whatever the reasons are behind Omar’s ugly comments, she is a gift to Republicans, Trump and Fox News. My cartoon from last week shows Democrats wrapped up in Omar’s hijab, to the delight of Republicans.



Here are some more Omar favorites from last week. This one is from Steve Sack of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune …

This is from RJ Matson


This is from Nate Beeler of the Columbus Dispatch …


This one is from Rick McKee of the Augusta Chronicle …


This is from Taylor Jones


And this one is from Dave Granlund


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The Evolution of Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi was described as the Nelson Mandela of Burma. She won the Nobel Peace Prize and was honored around the world. Now, as the leader of the party in charge of the government, and the de facto leader in Myanmar, she is silent while government troops slaughter, rape and burn down villages of Rohingya muslims. A huge influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees are streaming into Bangladesh as Burmese troops lay landmines to prevent their return to their homes. Perhaps I was being kind to Aung San Suu Kyi by drawing her as an evil, killer pig.

We don’t have comments working on the blog right now, so I thought I would share some of the comments from my Facebook fan page. The comments are an insight into the motivation of the ruling majority in Myanmar.


Sai Ok Sean Have you even been to our country? How much do you know about our History and if you’re not a deaf nor a blind.. come feel the ground yourselves. Hearsay and drawing up something inappropiate will just make you a big beggar. Shame on you bastard.


Winn Lakk Mon Now the world knows you are blind because you can see only one side,you dun know what the hell is happening on the other side ,you nerd .How much you know abt myanmar? Lol found another attention seeker!
Thet Thet Tun Wtf it is? Your infirmation is one sided and so bias. If you want to know real situation, read everything from different sources.
Chase Duan Sadness is people act like they r saints, blaming all game on a person. please see the both side of the story. Go stay in Rakhine state if ya really want to help. Unless ya see the truth, don’t draw, it is a shame to art and pencil.
ပညာ ဒီပ ပညာဒီပ Never say Rohingya.
They all came from Bangladesh.
They all are Bengali.
They are not our ethnic people.
They are terrorists.
They make ethnic cleansing in Maung Daw ,Western Myanmar.
They are very very rude and making genocide on our ethnic Rakhine people.
Bengali are are terrorists and rapists.
Kyaw Thurein You have no idea what the hell is happening there. Just flipping the news feed on your mobile and do you think you know about Myanmar? Think again. Cultivate a mental model or practice that goes beyond what the international media is trying to sell.

Willion John Smit 1. Rohingyas are not Burmese. They called themselves as Rohingya. There are no such people in Burmese history and census.

2. Rohingyas are in fact Bengali who speaks Bengali dialect, dress Bengali clothes and eat Bengali food and have Bengali cultureSee More

Khin Maung Soe Please do not fan the flames. All citizen from Myanmar knows the truth.
There is no Rohingya in our country and, If you study some more you will find out these so called, Rohingya, in fact, Bengali Terrorists are the one who rape and kill the local ethic Rakhine people.
Harri H Fleming Seems like lot of government side rich people here today who want to show they ignorance like Aung Kyi who already in a interview showed her racism when she complainted about she was interviewd by a muslim woman.

Willion John Smit Rohingyas are not Burmese. They called themselves as Rohingya. There are no such people in Burmese history and census.

2. Rohingyas are in fact Bengali who speaks Bengali dialect, dress Bengali clothes and eat Bengali food and have Bengali cultures.

3. Rohingyas are illegal immigrants who illegally entered to Myanmar from Bangladesh.

4. The Burmese government gave citizenship to many Rohingyas, but more and more illegal immigrant Rohingyas comes from Bangladesh every year.

5. When they became citizenship, they are equal under the law. No one may be discriminated against on the basis of their race, religion, ethnic group, or gender.

6. Rohingya raped underage girls (under 13 years old), tortured them and killed these little girls.

7. Rohingya bullied Rakhine people, did several arson attacks, killed hundreds of Rakhine people and burnt thousands of houses.

8. Rohingya has been trained by fundamentalist Taliban and Al Qaeda (cited from wikileaks and other credible news).

9. Rohingya owns thousands of guns to shoot Rakhine people. (Please go to Rakhine state and research it. Dozens of Rakhine people are killed by Rohingya bullets)

Sann Maung Maung Cartoonist without Brain!!!!!!
HtetAung Linn Living in the all in fake world 🌎 You nerd Daryl Cagleone side is blind and one side is deaf
Linn Thura Htun You are completely idiot & stupid Daryl…..



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Ray Chan Myat I just wanna say you that ” fuck you” I am fucker of you” that’s all!
Nway Maya However u r attacking
We ain’t happening nth.
Coz we r rightTry to look both side and wide ure wise with truth.

Don’t be stupid like other
If u do then u r also dammm ass like others
‘ To cat pearls before swine.
To knock at a deaf man’s door.’

And we r right so
“It is a fortunate head that never ached ”

Chaw Su stupid cartoon and shame on you!
Aung Khaing Win Most of the news on world medias are fake & bias news. In real situation Bangali Muslim Terrorists are killing indigenous peoples as genocide. If you are Human, you should see two sides.
Hla Hla Win You’re the one that looks like a pig fraud.
Kaung Aung San Rohingya supporter = ISIS Builder
Kyaw Bumar Kyawbumar Kyawbumar fuck, Do you mother fucker?
Hnin Mon Do you know exactly about her?
James Yin You r just a Cartoon drawer without ethic!
Shwe Christtina Lay What does this picture mean? This picture means that you have nasty brain creating and posting this. So so rude.
Yee Mon What’s ur nationality?
Check ur eye n ear.
Ye Min Aye What the hell of your attitude? You don’t know the ground situation but you did insult on our leader
Willion John Smit Better to keep quiet than to argue with nonsense people.
Mya Thidar This is not true! One- sided story from Rohingya supporter
Willion John Smit Shame on you cartoonist !
Kyaw Swar ha! an attention seeker
Thu Ra stupid cartoonist. brainless cartoonist.
NyeinChanz Phyoe Fuck u man 😂
Mya Zaw You are low standarded man
Nay Myo Tun Stupid Daryl Cagle . Shame on you .
Mya Thidar Stupid cartoonist! Fool
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Trump and Refugees

The media is energized by the “ban” on seven Muslim countries: Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Iran, Iraq and Syria. Those are seven nasty places. I’d like to see a ban on refugees from all nasty places without regard to a religious test. There are lots more nasty places to add to this list.

Today’s cartoon is an upgrade to an oldie that I drew a couple of years ago.

Here’s the original, drawn when the GOP was opposing President Obama’s plans to welcome thousands of Syrian refugees.

My starting point for this one is this great cartoon from our Greek Cagle Cartoonist, Michael Kountouris, about the European Union.


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Trump and Cruz Dissing Muslims

This Trump/Cruz cartoon shows the poor Statue of Liberty reacting to the rhetoric. I hesitate every time I draw Liberty now. The Onion has made Lady Liberty into a symbol of third-rate editorial cartooning, always appearing with a tear in her eye. There’s some truth in that.

This cartoon is an update of the oldie below, where I had a Republican elephant at the left. This one needed an update!

Watch me draw this one in real time in the video below!


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Trump and the Easter Bunny

There has been a lot of talk about Donald Trump’s foreign policy advisors. Trump says he consults himself on foreign policy issues, which makes for a nice Easter cartoon. The cartoon harkens back to Jimmy Stewart’s “Harvey” the invisible bunny friend.


The video below shows me drawing the whole thing, from start to finish in real time!


Muslims Condemn FtHood Violence

Muslims Condemn Ft. Hood Violence COLOR © Daryl Cagle,,Muslims, Moslems, press, Ft. Hood, Fort Hood, violence, shootings, army base, military