What would little Aylan have grown up to be?
Charlie Hebdo crosses the line over and over; the satirical French newspaper doesn’t seem to draw the line between satire of recent events and unacceptable satire based on actual crisis in the world.
The newspapers latest cartoon called “Migrants” had a distasteful illustration of three year old Aylan Kurdi who was washed ashore Turkey dead a couple of months ago asking the question “What would Aylan have grown up to be?”
The repulsive cartoonist who illustrated a look into the future referenced him to be a sex-offender in relation to the sex attacks that took place in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. As if these accusations weren’t enough once again triggering the voice of Islamophobs blaming Arabs and North Africans for the attacks, forgetting that German men have also carried out their weight of attacks in Bavaria’s Oktober-Fest.
When it comes to Arabs, a title is always included when an offence takes place, Arab, Muslim, Terrorist, Extremist, and the list goes on, but then again, if a European had done it, then it was merely Men who were responsible with no label what so ever.
There is so much that could have been said on what Aylan could’ve been, but what Queen Rania has posted on her Social Media, sums it all up beautifully, like they say a picture speaks a thousand words. Give it to a Queen to graciously respond and show them what he could’ve been. Can we remember that Steve Jobs was once a Syrian Immigrant? Look at what we have in our hands today.
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