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Shahid Mahmood

Editorial cartoonist

Shahid Mahmood grew up in Pakistan. He was the editorial cartoonist for the
national newspaper in Pakistan, Dawn. Residing in Toronto, Shahid’s work has featured in numerous International publications ranging from Courrier
International to the Guardian. His work was viewed by world leaders at the 1997 APEC Conference, enjoyed by John F. Kennedy Jr., and managed to
continuously enrage Benazir Bhutto. Shahid is internationally syndicated with the New York Times Press Syndicate and has work archived at the Museum of Contemporary History in Paris. His cartoon exhibition, Enduring Operation
Freedom, critical of President Bush’s War-on-Terror, was censored and shut
down in 2002; he has received death-threats from Islamic fundamentalists for his depiction of the Taliban as Koran-reading-apes; and he is presently in the midst of a legal struggle to remove his name from the now infamous one-million-person No-fly List. His political cartoons can be viewed at: www.drawnconclusions.com.

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People whose names show up on No-Fly or Selectee Lists have no recourse in Canada. Air Canada could not remove my name from Federal No-Fly or Selectee Lists. My problems have been complicated with this latest Interpol incident -- illustrating the disregard this current government has shown in protecting the privacy of Canadian citizens.
02/17/2012 11:05 EST