Arab Spring

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on September 14, 2012

Question(s)

1.  Define the term “Arab Spring.”
 
2.  An editorial cartoonist often uses humor to make a point about a serious situation.  What point is Steve Breen making in his cartoon?
 
a)  No matter what the political situation, Islamists always call for the death of America
b)  There is no change of seasons in the Middle East – the climate stays the same year-round
c)  It is the U.S.’s fault that Islamists hate us
d)  The attacks on U.S. embassies on 9/11 and the day after were a spontaneous reaction to an offensive film mocking Islam

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Steve Breen
























Answer(s)

1.  Arab Spring:  a series of activities ranging from political protests to civil war that happened in a number of Arab countries, including Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, and Syria, beginning in [December 2010 and] the early months of 2011.  (from macmillandictionary.com)

2.  a)  No matter what the political situation, Islamists always call for the death of America