February 08, 2006



From CBS News: Holocaust Cartoon Contest In Iran.

A prominent Iranian newspaper says it is going to hold a competition for cartoons on the Holocaust to test whether the West will apply the principle of freedom of expression to the Nazi genocide against Jews as it did to the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. ...

The newspaper said Tuesday the contest would be launched on Feb. 13 and would be co-convened by itself and the House of Caricatures, a Tehran exhibition center for cartoons. Both the paper and the cartoon center are owned by the Tehran Municipality, which is dominated by allies of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is well known for his opposition to Israel.

Last year Ahmadinejad provoked outcries when he said on separate occasions that Israel should be "wiped out" and the Holocaust was a "myth."

The above cartoon will be our entry into the contest.

Also in the news, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has called the Danish cartoon controversy a "Zionist conspiracy" and said that the violence against the Danish embassy in Tehran was "justified and even holy" (see Regime Change Iran).

(The Danish cartoons and caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed can be seen at MohammedCartoons.com. Our other related cartoons are: Image Problem, A Right to Blasphemy and Western Dhimmitude. We're being flooded with traffic searching for the cartoons, which is why I keep posting this note.)

UPDATE I: Martin Lindeskog has other news about Holocaust denial, including this from the Chicago Tribune: Northwestern University professor backs denial of Holocaust by Iran chief

UPDATE II -- Feb. 9: Here's another entry, by Captain Danger.

Posted by Forkum at February 8, 2006 05:35 PM