The pen proves its might yet again. Syrian political cartoonist Ali Farzat was attacked after his cartoon of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fleeing with Moammar Gadhafi began circulating.
From the CNN.com article: A statement describes Farzat as “the most popular political cartoonist in the country,” and reaction in Syria was swift to the attack on a man described on a website featuring his cartoons as having “a pen of Damascus steel.”In a demonstration of solidarity, a number of Syrians on Facebook changed their profile pictures to that of the bruised and bloodied satirist. Farzat is known for his caricatures lampooning figures such as Saddam Hussein, who threatened him with death before banning his work in Iraq, and Gadhafi of Libya, where his work is also banned.”
Read the entire article here: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/08/26/syria.cartoonist.beaten/index.html?hpt=hp_t2