Monday, February 06, 2006

Iran's biggest newspaper launches Holocaust cartoon contest

Iran’s biggest-selling newspaper has launched a competition to find the 12 "best" cartoons about the Holocaust.
Iranian paper launches Holocaust cartoon competition - World - Times Online
Farid Mortazavi, graphics editor for Tehran's Hamshahri newspaper, said that the deliberately inflammatory contest would test out how committed Europeans were to the concept 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.

Considering the anti-Semitic cartoons the Arab press publishes every day, I think the competition is going to be fierce.

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