Please help translate this cartoon
December 14, 2003 2:39 PM   Subscribe

I found this political cartoon about Saddam Hussein, and it is in a language I can't understand or translate. Can anyone help me with this? Link inside.
posted by Keyser Soze to Media & Arts (9 answers total)
Count me among the curious, too...
posted by davidmsc at 3:26 PM on December 14, 2003

posted by Stynxno at 3:31 PM on December 14, 2003

Im not sure what the language is, but they certainly do hate jews.
posted by Keyser Soze at 4:51 PM on December 14, 2003

The second comic (the sharon-at-least hating one) is arabic. The first one though doesn't seem like arabic to me. Even accounting for cursive / style. I don't speak arabic but I've seen some -- both written and printed. The squiggles under that exclamation-point-lookin' character are not in arabic, though that could be the stylization.
posted by zpousman at 7:43 PM on December 14, 2003

It seems to be stylization - I got a friend to read it, but she couldn't translate the whole thing. All I have from her is: "im al-m3aark 3la im al3uluuj."
posted by whatzit at 9:32 PM on December 14, 2003

Keyser, why don't you write the cartoonist and ask?
posted by dhartung at 10:28 PM on December 14, 2003

It's Farsi.
posted by Mayor Curley at 4:25 AM on December 15, 2003

You might try asking hoder - he runs a Persian blog.
posted by stonerose at 6:53 AM on December 15, 2003

I saw it translated here, it says it's from Jordan so it should be arabic and it's translated as "Now what?! "Mother of all" what ??!
posted by golo at 10:57 AM on December 16, 2003

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