tuque /tūk/ n Canadian English, var. toque [19th c. Canadian French, from the French toque, from the Basque tauka] 1 A close-fitting knitted cap, often with a long tapering end or tassel or pompom. 2 fig Something quintessentially Canadian.
souq /sūk/ n from the Arabic سوق var. souk 1 An open-air marketplace. 2 fig A central meeting place for the circulation of news and ideas.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

"Between Fatah and Hamas, I choose Canada"

From the first in a series of political cartoons by a Palestinian artist. The strip is part of a Middle East political-cartoon exhibition called "Lighting Lamps" currently touring around the West Bank after visiting Egypt and Jordan:

Man A: "Are you Fatah or Hamas?"

Man B: "I'm Palestinian."

A: "Habibi… don't be clever. We're all Palestinian. Who are you with in the civil war?"

B: "I'm against the civil war."

A: "We're all against it, but it happened…..so who are you with?"

B: "I'm against both."

A: "Don't drive me crazy. You have to choose between Fatah and Hamas."

B: "Between Fatah and Hamas, I choose Canada."

And just for grins, here's another cartoon on the same subject:
Underneath the two straws is written in Arabic (obviously): Hamas and Fatah.

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