Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Iran to publish Holocaust cartoons

News.com.au reports 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.
At least it is not violence, and if they think that Jews or Europeans will react violently, and burn embassies, they will be disappointed.
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.
There are already plenty of anti-Jewish cartoons printed in arab newspapers daily.
"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.
Don't hold your breath. No, I retract that. Go ahead and hold your breath. I would like to see what you look like in blue.

2 comments:

Russ S. said...

I'm back with a quick math lesson. Experts say only 10% of muslims are "extremists". According to last count, there are 1.2 BILLION muslims in the world. 10% of 1.2 Billion is 120 Million. I am curious as to why the other 1 Billion plus muslims would allow these loons to speak on their behalf. Anyone have any thoughts??

Don Singleton said...

I am curious as to why the other 1 Billion plus muslims would allow these loons to speak on their behalf.

It is because they are frightened to death of the loons, who have shown that they are just as willing to kill other Muslims as they are Christians and Jews.