POLITICAL GAMES: One of your cartoons shows a CIA plane flying into the World Trade Center. Do you think September 11th was a plot by the US Government? There are many Americans that believe this too, even though I don't. Does this mean that if Osama was proved to be responsible without a doubt that you would disagree with his actions? Why would the US Government fly a plane into the World Trade Center?
BEDAIWI: Yes, although I'm the only cartoonist who says that by drawing but there many people who believe it's a plot by CIA such as "Anderias Polooh" the German minister who written" September 11 & CIA" book on 2003 who said also that the Mosad is a Partaken , & the French writer "Terry Messan",& in Polls by Zogby international 45 % asked to re-open the investigation & 44% thought Bush Abusing them to attack Iraq, in other side I think Osama has no ability & power to do this, & I believe that Osama himself knows that he did it but he believed to be a hero but a fake one I believe that he is the one who disfigure the Muslims & Islam Image because the Muslim People don't like the neither war or the death
POLITICAL GAMES: What was your reaction to Abu Ghraib? I noticed two of your cartoons are inspired by that exposure of military torture.
BEDAIWI: My reaction had put in two cartoons which you saw in my site the first cartoon the prisoner who wears the US flag I saw US despised itself by this horrible actions in that prison & the despised in that situation is US not the Iraqi prisoner, the other one I imagined the US want to fornication & extortion that nude prisoner.
POLITICAL GAMES: Do you have an opinion on what America should do in Iraq now? Leave or stay? Or withdraw slowly? Is there any way to stop the violence?
BEDAIWI: In the history as we all know never known the occupation didn't stay forever, one day must go out so I think US well be out of Iraq but when that question should the US government answer, my opinion US should hurry to leave the Iraqi People lives in Pease, But before discuss this I wonder why US attacked Iraq, it says to protect the Iraqi from Saddam, yes I agree with it but we all know it has a power, ability & strong to get rid of him without this war .
POLITICAL GAMES: I am sure you were aware of the Danish Cartoons that offended a majority of Muslims. How did you react to those cartoons? What is your view on free speech? Should there be limits to free speech? Did you draw any cartoons on this issue?
BEDAIWI: I was like all Muslims aware & angry about these cartoons but my reaction as a cartoonist was no thing because the reaction cartoonist should be by cartoons & our religion asked us to no mock at other religions, also in our religion we must believe in all the prophets if any Muslim mock at any prophet he goes out of Islam, so I have not drown any cartoons.
POLITICAL GAMES: Have you ever gotten in trouble for drawing a cartoon? Has any of your cartoons ever been censored or banned for some reason?
BEDAIWI: In a manner of speaking " He pays the piper who calls the tune " yes in 'Elaph "the best Arabian website was not have a cartoon section they asked me to work of them for a daily cartoons after few months I surprised an articles from an Iraqi writer criticizing my cartoons which criticizing USA, few day later I had received e-mails from two Iraqi writers abusing me so I asked the editorial to leave the work but the head manager sent me a apologizes e-mail telling that not the Elaph opinion & I had continues with them for a 7 months more, and there are more trouble but not so big one of it I had received a-mails from Canadian abusing me too much but I replied him tastefully
POLITICAL GAMES: Does Egypt have any rules about what you can draw and what you cannot draw? Can someone offend Islam with a cartoon and not be censored? Can you criticize the Egyptian Government and not be censored?
BEDAIWI: Yes we have rules but not written, we can't draw about the president but we can criticize all ministers in the Egyptian Government.
POLITICAL GAMES: I see that you have a book available called "Mad Brush". How can interested people order your book or get a copy? What is the book about?
BEDAIWI: My "Mad Brush" book is not about Political but I'm going to publish my second book "The Shame" which will be my first political book.
If any person want to order my publish book just send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
POLITICAL GAMES: Do you have any other comments that you would like to tell readers of PoliticalGames.net?
BEDAIWI: Yes, I want to tell the reader of PoliticalGames.net that my cartoons about USA Government not criticizing the American people because I love them as a human I was to dream to live with them because it's a Democracy country but now as I know this Democracy is for Americans only & after these actions it becomes just a dream.
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