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The evil empire. The evil empire, Islam. 15 October, 2005.

Reference Number: DCDL-0000283

There are two frames. The first, which is labelled 'The evil empire' shows a large image of a hammer and sickle. A voice from an unseen person instructs a little man with a paintpot who is standing on a ladder to paint out the sickle handle and modify the hammer. In the second frame, in which the image is labelled 'The evil empire, Islam', we see that the person giving the instructions is United States President George Bush who comments 'That's better' as the hammer and sickle is transformed to the sickle moon and star of the Islam flag. Refers to the paranoia that causes the United States to designate the current bugbear, 'the evil empire'. Once it was Russian Communism and now it is Islam.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to George Walker Bush, Thomas Scott, The Dominion Post (Newspaper), United States, Islamophobia, Islam, Signs and symbols, Politicians, Communism, Flags and Ladders.

Part of:
Scott, Thomas, 1947- :[Digital cartoons published from 27 July 2005 onwards in the Dominion Post. Includes a selection of digital cartoons from 2003-], Reference Number DC-Group-0025 (778 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 150 dpi; RGB (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 2513 x 1800. Single art work

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