Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro — better known as Zapiro — has riled
Muslims with a cartoon that portrays Allah, but he is unrepentant, writes Anton Ferreira in The Times.

“I do these things because I believe in freedom of expression,” Shapiro said, acknowledging that his cartoon in the Cape Times yesterday had landed him in hot water.

He said he understood the cartoon had provoked a flood of angry SMS messages from the Muslim community.

It was drawn in support of columnist Deon Maas, who was fired by Rapport newspaper last week after he argued that people should be allowed to believe in Satan if they wanted to.

The Zapiro cartoon included pictures of, among others, Allah, Jehovah, the Holy Trinity, Shiva and Satan. The caption said there was no proof that any of them actually existed.

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