Cartoon: Islamic Germs

Cartoon: Islamic Germs
by Omid Hast

A pilus (plural : pili), also called fimbra, is a hairlike appendage found on the surface of many bacteria.  This appendage ranges from 3-10 nanometers in diameter and can be up to several micrometers long.

Caption translation: You shamless bad hijab, cover up your hair!


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Nice job Omid:o)

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The two single-cell germs on the left are flesh-eating bacteria, but the one on the right is a harmless and beneficial bacteria, which outnumber the harmful varieties, but the harmful ones keep eating at them.  That’s why the flesh-eating germs are shown here as mullahs.

Disclaimer: Any resemblance of flesh-eating bacteria to any thugs, or any seyyeds with black turbans is coincidental.

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Proper introduction

by Shifteh Ansari on

What kind of bacteria are the other two?  They look different.  Biology having never been my subject of knowledge or interest, I will only include my one social observation about the two thug/bacteria here:

It appears that they are both "seyyed's" with their black tubans.  


So sexy

by divaneh on

She is so sexy. Emmmm, let me look a bit more. Pilus is just so hot.



by yolanda on

Thank you for your great cartoon. It sums up IRI's obsession with hijab and "everything has to be Islamic" mentality!

3 years ago, I ran into a Samoan with the name "Pili" at work......OMG! His parents named him after a bacterial term!

khaleh mosheh


by khaleh mosheh on

nice one!


Great job Omid jaan.

by Bavafa on


Red Wine


by Red Wine on

I liked this,Thx Omid jan :=) .

Anahid Hojjati

Dear Omid Hast, this is hilarious.

by Anahid Hojjati on

Dear Omid Hast, thanks for another funny cartoon.