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A Muslim cartoonist living in the Middle East shares his perspective on the Paris attack

Khalid Albaih’s latest political cartoon portrays his very personal take on the deadly Paris attack. It’s representative of who he is: a Muslim cartoonist living in the Middle East.

Albaih has been depicting his views using what he thinks is his most powerful tool: a pen. His works became popular in social media during Egypt’s Arab Spring. The Sudanese-born cartoonist, who now resides in Doha, Qatar, shared the motivation behind his cartoons with Fusion.

“This is not my job, I don’t get paid to do cartoons,” he said. “I do them because I want to do them and because I want to make a difference.”

Albaih condemned the attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, despite not sharing the same views and finding some of their content racist and offensive. Albaih said, “Extremists don’t understand who you are or what you’re doing this for. They don’t think, and that’s the problem. They only see that they are right and nobody else is right.”

A Muslim cartoonist living in the Middle East shares his perspective on the Paris attack

Khalid Albaih’s latest political cartoon portrays his very personal take on the deadly Paris attack. It’s representative of who he is: a Muslim cartoonist living in the Middle East.

Albaih has been depicting his views using what he thinks is his most powerful tool: a pen. His works became popular in social media during Egypt’s Arab Spring. The Sudanese-born cartoonist, who now resides in Doha, Qatar, shared the motivation behind his cartoons with Fusion.

“This is not my job, I don’t get paid to do cartoons,” he said. “I do them because I want to do them and because I want to make a difference.”

Albaih condemned the attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, despite not sharing the same views and finding some of their content racist and offensive. Albaih said, “Extremists don’t understand who you are or what you’re doing this for. They don’t think, and that’s the problem. They only see that they are right and nobody else is right.”

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