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August 19, 2017

Rod Anderson is an American cartoonist who works at The Christian Post, an Evangelical Christian newspaper based in Washington, D.C. You can see all his work here. He touches Christian issues, including persecution, worldwide – and he has dedicated some of his art to the Copts. He draws his cartoon and adds to it some text about the subject, and then a link to an article that discusses the matter in more detail. A cartoon is often considered to be a medium for satire, but a cartoon is basically a simplified or exaggerated version or interpretation of something, and is not always meant to satirise or for humour of fun purposes. Anderson uses his cartoons in this sense.

The following cartoon, “Egypt’s Coptic Christians Honor Their Martyrs,” was published in The Christian Post on 18 February 2017.


Relatives of the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by ISIS in the infamous “A Message Signed With Blood to the Nation of the Cross” video are sharing the pain of losing their loved ones, but also their pride in the men’s refusal to deny Jesus on the two-year anniversary of their death.

One wife said that her husband “kept the faith, and was martyred in the name of Christ. His faith was very strong. I’m proud of him. He has lifted our heads up and honored us and all the Christians.”


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