Iranian Paper Announces Contest for Holocaust Cartoons as Response to Muhammad Cartoons

Iranian Paper Announces Contest for Holocaust Cartoons as Response to Muhammad Cartoons

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As part of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy, the Iranian newspaper Hamshahri announces a competition for the best cartoon of the Holocaust.

Echoing the reasons given by European newspapers for publishing the cartoons of Muhammad, Hamshahrieditor Farid Mortazavi says that this competition is a test for the boundaries of free speech:

"Does the West's freedom of expression extend to... an event such as the Holocaust or is this freedom of expression only for the desecration of the sanctities of divine religions?"

It's no coincidence, though, that the leaders of Iran support Holocaust Revisionism. It's also noteworthy that the competition targets Jews, who have had nothing to do with the Muhammad cartoons. Rabbi Marvin Hier says in an interview:

"They're following the classic formula of Adolf Hitler, which says if there's a problem, it's the fault of the Jews."

Why not target Christianity, which is the dominant religion of the European nations where the Muhammad cartoons have been published?

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