Monday, February 6, 2006

A toon for a toon

Iranian paper launches Holocaust cartoon competition
Iran’s biggest-selling newspaper has waded into the Muhammad controversy by launching a competition to find the 12 "best" cartoons about the Holocaust.

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 of freedom of expression.
I guarantee Europeans aren't going to be going around burning down embassies and acting like complete savages.

Again, it is one thing to condemn the images, for they certainly were offensive and highly inappropriate. It is another thing to commit acts of war in response to those images.

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