The MEMRI Cartoon Initiative was launched in 2005, in the wake of the worldwide violence over the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten's publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
The Cartoon Initiative has so far translated over 10,000 cartoons from the Arabic, Iranian, Turkish, Afghan, Pakistani, and Indian media. To view more cartoons, visit http://www.memri.org/cartoon/en/category.htm .
Please check for the redesigned and upgraded Cartoon Initiative website in early 2011.
The following are the MEMRI Cartoon Initiative's top cartoons for 2010 from the MEMRI Reform Project, the Tom Lantos Archives on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial, the South Asia Studies Project and the Iranian Media Project.
*Cartoons from the Reform Project
'Why Al-Qaeda Targets Media Members'
On pen: "The media"
Source: Al-Madina, Saudi Arabia, November 29, 2010
Suicide Bomber Teaches Upside-Down Version of Islam
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Palestinian Authority, November 14, 2010
'The Generation Of Violence...'
Cartoonist: Ali Bazzaz
Source: Al-Ayyam, Bahrain, December 1, 2010
'Preachers of Extremism' Control Mind Of 'Youth'
Cartoonist: Jehad Awartany
Source: Al-Watan, Saudi Arabia, December 17, 2010
Cartoon in Qatari Paper: World Refrains From Dealing With Terror Sleeper Cells
Cartoonist: Eley Saleba
Source: Al-Watan, Qatar, January 10, 2009
Cartoon in Saudi Paper: Bride Price for Underage Brides
Source: Al-Jazirah, Saudi Arabia, January 20, 2010
Cartoon In Saudi Daily: Saudi Paradox: Women Can't Drive But Can Have A Personal Driver
Source: Al-Jazirah, Saudi Arabia, February 18, 2010
Cartoon In 'Al-Quds Al-Arabi': Islamists Use Koran To Eliminate Local Rivals
Source: Al-Quds Al-Arabi, London, February 28, 2010
Cartoon In Qatari Paper: Arab Peoples Want Democracy- Arab Regimes Don't
Cartoonist: Salman Al-Malek
Source: Al-Watan, Qatar, March 23, 2010
Cartoon In PA Daily: Pregnant Palestinian Woman: 'I'm In My Eigth Month With A Shahid [Martyr]'
Cartoonist: Muhammad Saba'ana
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Palestinian Authority, March 22, 2010
The Status of Women in Yemen
Cartoonist: Kamal Sharaf
Source: Al-Gumhouriyya (Yemen), March 30, 2010
Cartoon In Saudi Paper: Al-Qaeda Activists Helped By Women- Following Capture of Female Operative
Cartoonist: Jihad 'Awartani
Source: June 7, 2010
Cartoon In Saudi Paper: 'Fears Of Terror Attacks During World Cup'
Source: Al-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 11, 2010
Cartoon In 'Al-Quds Al-Arabi': The World Cup of Terror, Iraq
Cartoonist: 'Imad Hajjaj
Source: Al-Quds Al-Arabi, London, June 21, 2010
Cartoon In UAE Paper: Extremist Islamist Organizations Murder Soccer Fans In Somalia
Source: Al-Amarat Al-Yawm, UAE, June 21, 2010
Al-Qaeda Dirties 'Image of Islam'
Source: Emarat Al-Youm, UAE, November 23, 2010
Gender Mixing Zones: '500 Meters – Semi-Mixing; 400 Meters, Mixing; 200 Meters, Highly Dangerous Mixing'
Source: Al-Jazirah, Saudi Arabia, November 27, 2010
Cartoon In Saudi Daily: Bin Laden Delivers Holiday Explosives
Source: Al-Watan, Saudi Arabia, December 27, 2010
'Terrorism Logic': 'Host Country' Nurtures 'Immigrants'
Cartoonist: Sherif Arafa
Source: Al-Ittihad, UAE, December 16, 2010
'America Defends Religious Freedom And Fights Islam!'
Cartoonist: Abel Qader Ayyoub
Source: Al-Khabar, Algeria, November 2010
Cartoon In Qatari Paper: Obama Talks: 'Peace And Democracy In The Middle East';"Closing Guantanamo'; 'An End To Wars'...
Source: Al-Raya, Qatar, December 12, 2010
The American's War on Terror
Cartoonist: Yazid 'Ulya
Source: Al-Sabil (Jordan), January 1, 2010
Cartoon In Saudi Paper: Death Hides Behind Statue of Liberty
Cartoonist: Fahed Al-Khamaisi
Source: Al-Iqtasadiya, Saudi Arabia, September 6 ,2010
Obama Reads Book On 'Human Rights' – Upside Down
Source: Al-Sabil, Jordan, November 9, 2010
Cartoon In Qatari Paper: U.S. Soldier Between Baghdad And Kabul
Cartoonist: Fares Hajjaj
Source: Al-Arab, Qatar, August 12, 2010
'Why Are You Sticking Your Nose Over Here?'
Source: Al-Ahram, Egypt, November 25, 2010
Cartoon On Pakistani Website Demands U.S.'s Exit From Pakistan
Source: www.pakistanideology.com, Pakistan, August 4, 2010
Cartoon In Pakistani Daily: U.S. Spy Network In Afghanistan And Pakistan
Text across top: U.S. sets up private spy network across Afghanistan and Pakistan
Source: www.dailyausaf.com, Pakistan, March 16, 2010
Cartoon In Urdu Daily Blames U.S. For Dengue Outbreak In Karachi
Top right: After Karachi, dengue spreads to Lahore.
Text on mosquito: "Let's go to Lahore!"
Source: Roznama Ummat, Pakistan, October 19, 2010
Photo: Urdu Daily On U.S. Anti-Terror Push: 'Now Do More For Yemen Too'
Text in speech bubble: Now do more for Yemen too
Text on bomb: Al-Qaeda bomb
Source: Roznama Ummat, Pakistan, November 1, 2010
Jewish Plan: Greater Israel Will Light Fuse
Cartoonist: Fahed Kamaesy
Source: Al-Iqtisadiah, Saudi Arabia, December 16, 2010
Antisemitic Cartoon In Qatari Daily: Israel's Behind Sanctions on Iran
Cartoonist: Eley Saleba
Source: Al-Watan, Qatar, February 17, 2010
Cartoon In Saudi Paper: The U.S.'s Israeli Seeds Yield Nazi Thorns
Cartoonist: Fahed Khamaesy
Source: Al-Iqtisadiya, Saudi Arabia, April 28, 2010
Obama and His Peace Initiative in Israel's Grip
Cartoonist: Fadi Abu Hassan
Source: www.aljazeera.net, February 18, 2010
Cartoon In Saudi Daily: U.S. Shackled By Israel
Cartoonist: Al-Shafi' Muhammad Sadeq
Source: 'Okaz, Saudi Arabia, September 12, 2010
Who's In Charge?
Cartoonist: Yaser Ahmad
Source: Syria News, Syria, November 25, 2010
Antisemitic Cartoon in Qatari Daily
Cartoonist: Fares Qarabeat
Source: Al-Raya, Qatar, February 1, 2010
Antisemitic Cartoon In Syrian Paper: Resistance Prevents Jews From Swallowing The World
Cartoonist: Khaled Quta'a
Source: Abidh Wassoud, Syria, February 22, 2010
Cartoon in Qatari Daily
The book is titled "The War on Islam"
Cartoonist: Omayya Juha
Source: Al-Raya, Qatar, May 8, 2010
"The Attacks on Churches in Iraq and Palestine"
Cartoonist: Alla Al-Laqta
Source: Al-Sharq, Qatar, November 6, 2010
Cartoon In Jordanian Paper: The Jewish Scorpion
Source: Al-Dustour, Jordan, November 2, 201
Jew Slaughters 'Negotiations'; Dove Asks For 'Another Chance'
Source: Al-Arab, Qatar, November 6, 2010
Cartoon In Syrian Paper: Jew, U.S. Fear For 'Darfur's' Health – Due To Darfur Oil
U.S.: "His quantity of oil is rising"; on blanket, "U.S. Intensive Care"
Source: Al-Thawra, Syria, December 29, 2010
Jew Sucks Dry 'Palestinian Identity'
Source: Al-Gomhoriya, Yemen, December 19, 2010
Jew Tells 'West' To Give Country A Passing Score
Cartoonist: Easen Al-Kalel
Source: Al-Watan, Oman, December 20, 2010
Cartoon In Egyptian Weekly – Ahmadinejad To Hitler Photo: 'He Looks Like Someone I Really Like, Long Live Democracy'
Source: Roz Al-Yousuf, Egypt, March 8, 2010
Cartoon On Iranian Website Titled 'Copy Equals Origin'
Source: Rohama.org, Iran, June 22, 2010
Cartoon In Iranian Daily: Israel Controls U.S. Media
Cartoonist: Maziar Bijani
Source: Javan, Iran, August 17, 2010
Cartoon In Iranian Paper: Israel's New Flag
Cartoonist: Meysham Mohammad Hassani
Source: Javan, Iran, April 22, 2010
*Cartoons about Iran and from the Iranian Media Project
Iran Teaches Hamas, Syria and Al-Jazeera How to Kill Peace in the Region
Cartoonist: Mahmoud Al-Sa'id
Source: Al-Yawm Al-Sabi', Egypt, January 9, 2010
Cartoon In Bahraini Paper: Iran Builds Missiles, Gulf Countries Build Skyscrapers
Cartoonist: Abdallah Mahraqi
Source: Akhbar Al-Khaleej, Bahrain, January 6, 2010
Cartoon In Saudi Daily: Iran Plots To Take Over Lebanon
Cartoonist: Jihad 'Awartani
Source: Al-Watan, Saudi Arabia, September 21, 2010
Iranian Cartoon: "Obama Visiting India"
Cartoonist: Javad Tarighi Akbarpor
Source: Fars (Iran)
Cartoon In Saudi Daily: Iran Wants To Take Over Iraq
Cartoonist: Adel Said
Source: Al-Nadwa, Saudi Arabia, February 18, 2010
Cartoon In Rooz Online: Ahmadinejad Meets Obama
Cartoonist: Nikahang Kosar
Source: Roozonline, November 2, 2009
Cartoon In Qatari Daily: Ahmadinejad Poking Nose Into Syria Frightens Israel
Cartoonist: Fares Qarabeat
Source: Al-Raya, Qatar, March 1, 2010
Cartoon In Rooz: Ahmadinejad Wins Oscar For Best Liar
Source: Rooz, Iran, March 8, 2010
Cartoon In Saudi Daily: Iran's Repression Of Minorities Brings It Close To Eruption
Cartoonist: Jihad Awartani
Source: Al-Watan, Saudi Arabia, March 1, 2010
Ahmadinejad On Anti-Iran Sanctions: 'An Old Tune'
Cartoonist: Hassan Bleibel
Source: Al-Mustaqbal, Lebanon, April 15, 2010
Cartoon In 'Rooz' Mocks Credibility Of Iranian Fatwa Banning Nuclear Weapons – Adds Bans Against Torture And Rape Of Prisoners, Election Fraud
Cartoonist: Nikahang Kowsar
Source: Rooz, Iran, April 20, 2010
The Main Victim of the Sanctions: The Iranian People
Cartoonist: Jihad 'Awartani
Source: Al-Watan, Saudi Arabia, May 23, 2010
Cartoon In 'Al-Sharq Al-Awsat': Turkey, Brazil Sinking In Iranian Swamp
Cartoonist: Amjad Rasmi
Source: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, May 20, 2010
Cartoon On Iranian Website: Stereotypical Jew Soldier Pours Palestinian Blood On Fire
Source: Rohama.org, (website of the Union of Islamic World Students)
Cartoon In Iranian Paper: Israel Roasts Gaza Children, Arabs Bring Oil
Cartoonist: Abbas Goudarza
Source: Javan, Iran, August 5, 2010
Cartoon In Saudi Paper: Feeding Iran's Bushehr Reactor With 'Destruction,' 'Hell'
Source: Al-Madina, Saudi Arabia, October 27, 2010
*Cartoons from the South Asia Studies Project
Cartoon On Afghan Website: Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Hands Over Key To Heaven
Left: Mullah Omar; right: suicide bomber
Source: www.graanafghanistan.com, Afghanistan, December 5, 2010
Afghan Publication: Iran Provides Landmines To Taliban
The Text in the Dari-language: ''[Iranian man tells the Taliban] We will give you as many landmines as you need against the foreign troops in Afghanistan but keep this deal secret.''
Source: Falahe Mellee Publication, Afghanistan, Vol. No. 91, May 5, 2010
Cartoon In Afghan Daily: Training Of Suicide Bombers In Pakistani Madrassas
Source: The Kabul Times, Afghanistan, June 6, 2010
Cartoon In Pakistani Daily On Anti-U.S. Protesters Demanding Release Of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui
The above cartoon mocks the wave of anti-U.S. protests in Pakistani cities against the sentencing of Pakistani scientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years in prison by a court in New York. Siddiqui was convicted of trying to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, while Faisal Shehzad – of Pakistani origin – also has been detained in the U.S. for the failed bombing in New York's Times Square on May 1, 2010.
Source: Daily Times, Pakistan, September 29, 2010
Cartoon In Afghan Daily: ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence Of Pakistan) Keeps Taliban As Its Strategic Asset
Source: Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan, February 4, 2010
Cartoon In Afghan Publication: Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) To Free Taliban Commander Mullah Baradar To Fight In Afghanistan, Not Inside Pakistan
The text in the Dari-language on top: Dear Mullah [Baradar], we will release you from prison in order to have a ceasefire with the Pakistan Army [in Pakistan] and launch jihad against the Afghan army and foreigners.
The text in bold on the left: Afghanistan
The small text on the detained Taliban commander: Mullah Baradar
Source: Falahe Mellee, Afghanistan, Vol. No. 94, June 23, 2010
Cartoon In Afghan Daily: Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Has Double-Faced Policy With CIA
CIA: “You are giving weapons to dissidents!”
ISI: “Swear on the Koran that we will never commit some crimes.”
Source: Roznama Arman-e-Milli, Afghanistan, June 30, 2010
Cartoon In Dari-Language Weekly: Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Trains Terrorists
Text in Dari-language on top right: Taliban are for the killing of people
Text in Dari-language in top center: Training center
Source: Weekly Jagarr, Afghanistan, Vol. No. 84, August 5, 2010
Cartoon In Pakistani Daily: Barack Obama Views Afghanistan
Source: The News, Pakistan, May 27, 2010
Cartoon On Pakistani Website On The U.S. Af-Pak Strategy
Source: www.viewpoint.net, Pakistan, accessed 23, 2010
Cartoon In Afghan Daily: Many Join Taliban Due To Poverty
Source: Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan, January 19, 2010
Cartoon On Pakistani Website: American Vultures Land On Pakistan
Source: www.pakistanintellectuals.com, Pakistan, accessed March 12, 2010
Cartoon In Pakistani Daily On Arab Connection To Explosives' Seizure In Lahore
Source: Daily Times, Pakistan, March 18, 2010
Cartoon In Jihadist Weekly Alleges U.S. Spies Creating Unrest In Pakistan
Uncle Sam: We have established a private spy network across Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik: Sir, what! Has your slave died or did you see peace anywhere in Pakistan?
Source: Haftroza Al-Qalam, Pakistan, March 19-25, 2010
Cartoon In Pakistani Daily: America Uprooted From Afghanistan
Text on slab: Afghanistan
Text across: America's feet uprooted from Afghanistan – news
Source: www.dailyausaf.com, Pakistan, March 12, 2010
Cartoon In Pakistani Daily On Pakistan-U.S. Strategic Dialogue: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Surrenders Before Barack Obama
Source: Daily Times, Pakistan, March 25, 2010
Cartoon In Pakistani Daily: IMF's Loan Conditions For Pakistan
Source: The Statesman, Pakistan, April 16, 2010
Afghan Weekly: Taliban Behead People Brutally
Source: Oniza Jagarr, Afghanistan, Vol. No. 70, May 1, 2010
Cartoon In Pakistani Daily: Pakistan's War Against Terror
Source: The News, Pakistan, May 7, 2010
Cartoon In Pakistani Daily: Home-Grown Terrorism In The U.S.
Source: Daily Times, Pakistan, May 14, 2010
Cartoon In Pakistani Daily On Threat Posed by Taliban To U.S.
Source: The News, Pakistan, May 17, 2010
Cartoon In Afghan Daily: Foreign Terrorists Entering Afghanistan From Iran
The cartoon depicts foreign terrorist entering Afghanistan, but according to the map, these terrorists are entering Afghanistan from its Western border, implying that they are coming from Iran.
Source: Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan, June 30, 2010
Cartoon In Pakistani Daily On Popular Support For Aafia Siddiqui And Faisal Shahzad
Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist, was sentenced to 86 years in prison by a New York court for trying to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.
Faisal Shahzad was jailed for life for the failed car bombing in New York's Times Square on May 1, 2010.
Source: Daily Times, Pakistan, October 7, 2010
Cartoon In Pakistani Daily Shows U.S. Celebrating Blast In Peshawar Mosque
Top right: America condemns the blast in Peshawar mosque
Text on Uncle Sam: Condemnation, Condemnation; I like those who condemn!
Source: Roznama Ummat, Pakistan, October 24, 2010
Cartoon In Pakistani Daily: Extremist Groups Raise Cash From Donated Hides Of Animals Sacrificed On Eid Al-Adha
Source: Daily Times, Pakistan, November 26, 2010
Cartoon In Pakistani Daily: WikiLeaks Leave America Naked
Text on bottom right: The entire world has rejected WikiLeaks, says America.
Source: www.jang.com.pk, Pakistan, December 5, 2010
Cartoon on Afghan Website: Pakistan Patronizes Taliban
Left: Taliban; right: Pakistan
Text on top right: "It's your share"
Source: www.graanafghanistan.com, Afghanistan, accessed December 5, 2010