Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Iranian Newspaper Sponsoring Holocaust Cartoon Contest

From NEWS.com.au:
IRAN'S largest selling newspaper announced today it was holding a contest on cartoons of the Holocaust in response to the publishing in European papers of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.

"It will be an international cartoon contest about the Holocaust," said Farid Mortazavi, the graphics editor for Hamshahri newspaper - which is published by Teheran's conservative municipality.
He said the plan was to turn the tables on the assertion that newspapers can print offensive material in the name of freedom of expression.

"The Western papers printed these sacrilegious cartoons on the pretext of freedom of expression, so let's see if they mean what they say and also print these Holocaust cartoons," he said.
Interesting, how this went from Mohammed cartoons in a Danish newspaper to being about the Jews, isn't it?

I shudder to think of the tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of rampaging Jews threatening everyone with decapitation and burning embassies all over the world after this contest begins.

Of course, The Dread Pundit Bluto is already one up on the Iranians. Not only did I publish the infamous Mohammed turban bomb cartoon, but I also published this pro-Nazi pedophilia cartoon from a European Muslim group.

I'd love to see a large number of Israeli cartoonists entering the Iranians' contest. Seriously. There's nothing published in the rules saying that the Holocaust cartoons can't mock the Nazis, or ignorant folks who deny the Holocaust.

Via Jay at Stop the ACLU