Intent upon turning the tables on Western media for printing the Mohahham Cartoons, the graphics editor of Hamshari newspaper, Farid Mortazavi, announced in February 2006 would hold a contest to find and then print offensive cartoons about the Holocaust. So far, Iran has received over 700 cartoons from 200 cartoonists in 35 countries around the world. The top 12 entries will be rewarded with $12,000 1st prize. Many of the cartoons can be seen here. At the bottom of the website are printed these paranoid words:
"Attention Regarding to clarification of the issue of "Holocaust" this website possibly will be closed by United States, in this case please refer to the following addresses...""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," Mortazavi said. Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad publicly declared the Holocaust a "myth" and called for Israel to be "wiped off the map." He has since dug his hole deeper by holding a Holocaust Symposium to discuss the the Holocaust lies.
Hold on to your yamulkas, folks! When the Jews see these cartoons they will be throwing Mazel Tov Cocktails in the streets! And snappy one liners, too! I tell ya, it's gonna be bad. What is this world coming to?
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