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SabaanehCartoonists Rights Network International reports that Palestenian cartoonist (and CM member) Mohammad Saba’aneh has been suspended from his job at al-Hayat al-Jadidah newspaper after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ordered an 'immediate investigation' into one of his cartoons. The cartoon in question, published February 1, shows a robed figure sprinkling light over the globe from a heart-shaped pouch. The illustration, according to the artist, is meant to convey the benevolence of Islam but has been misinterpreted by some as a depiction of Muhammad.

Read more on the website of CRNI or at the New York Times.


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