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Extra Extra!! Iran holds contest for Holocaust cartoons

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posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 10:01 AM
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It seems in retaliation to the cartoon that was published by a Danish newspaper the Iran Daily has decided to hold a contest for a parody cartoon drawing of the holocaust. I personally don’t care who draws what, but doesn’t this seem kind of childish in a sense? Remember the old adage two wrongs don’t make a right. It seems the Muslim community likes spewing calls for violence and/or doing a little tit for tat.




TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's best-selling newspaper has launched a competition to find the best cartoon about the Holocaust in retaliation for the publication in many European countries of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

The Brussels-based Conference of European Rabbis (CER) denounced the idea and urged the Muslim world to do likewise.

The daily paper Hamshahri said the contest was designed to test the boundaries of free speech -- the reason given by many European newspapers for publishing the cartoons of the Prophet.

"A serious question for Muslims ... is this: 'does Western free speech allow working on issues like America and Israel's crimes or an incident like the Holocaust or is this freedom of speech only good for insulting the holy values of divine religions?'" the paper said on Tuesday.

Davoud Kazemi, who is in charge of the contest, told Reuters that each of the 12 winners would have their cartoons published and receive two gold coins (worth about $140 each) as a prize.

In Paris, CER President Joseph Sitruk, who is also Chief Rabbi of France, said: "The Iranian regime has plummeted to new depths if it regards the deaths of six million Jews as a matter for humor or to score cheap political points.

"Sadly, we are not surprised by this action," he said, recalling Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's calls last year for Israel to be "wiped off the map" and his dismissal of the Holocaust as a myth.

In a statement issued by the CER, which represents chief rabbis from over 40 European countries, Sitruk said the Iranian government menaced Jews and the whole international community.

Sitruk noted that European religious leaders had condemned the publication of images likely to offend believers' feelings.

"This is a test for the Muslim world to react immediately to condemn their own co-religionists in Iran for such obscene behavior as we condemned those who sought to insult them," he said.

Iranian protesters hurled petrol bombs and stones at the Danish Embassy in Tehran for a second successive day on Tuesday.

Iran announced it had cut all trade ties with Denmark because of the cartoons and hundreds of protesters hurled rocks and fire bombs at the Danish embassy on Monday night.

A Danish newspaper first published the cartoons in September, and newspapers in Norway and a dozen other countries reprinted them last month.

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[edit on 7-2-2006 by CogitoErgoSum1]



Mod Edit: title

[edit on 7-2-2006 by kinglizard]




posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 10:23 AM
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I read that a few minutes ago, laughed so hard, because the two events have absolutely nothing to do with one another. The holocaust is in no way whatsoever related to these danish cartoons. Another low blow attempt at the Isrealis by the muslims.

The funniest part about this is that the response from the western world is just going to be "whatever". There will be no outrage over this, nobody cares. The muslims are trying to get a reaction, but there wont be one.

This is utter nonsense. I think it;s almost pure comedy now.

Train



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 10:33 AM
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Yeah, that's the thing. They're so fanatical that even a CARTOON will send them into massive fire-lighting, kidnapping, shooting, bombing riots. But if they do the same to us, we definately aren't going to care. They might get one person talking on the news about it, or an angry letter... but yeah. Stop instigating more problems... children. Gad. lol.

There have been much more inappropriate cartoons made than the recent ones. I say just keep escalating it, and send over some weird white comedian guy dancing in a turban, just to outrage them more.

Apparently you aren't allowed to make any kind of drawing of Mohammed, because people might start to worship it as an idol. But when you make a religion about someone, aren't you technically already doing that?

I will never understand this crazy world.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 10:40 AM
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Hey I wonder if they will accept Danish cartoonist entries hahaha



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 11:38 AM
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i definitely believe that the jews and americans were behind these cartoons as part of the pretext to war with iran. the first thing all the western world said was "FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION!". we are just be conditioned into accepting the upcoming war.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 11:41 AM
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Really.... Because that wasnt the stance of the USA at all.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 11:44 AM
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Hey I understand that this situation has gone way crazy and I agree with 2 wrongs don't make a right. But, remember there was a wrong in the first place that should never have happened. All the worlds eyes our on the muslims and I have seen the cartoon and it is very tastless! I find it hard to say its something to laugh at when you see all the distruction and death that has come over these cartoons. I'm not saying the Muslims are right in all there distruction. But, I find its statemenets like yours that make the world untolerable when it comes to others cultures.

Hows that for comedy
Step outside your bubbles and see the world for what it really is...



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 11:45 AM
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the main point is freedom of expression and the press. the media will of course also bring the other views to light but they get their point across. it's all conditioning.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by SpinDropSmile
Hey I understand that this situation has gone way crazy and I agree with 2 wrongs don't make a right. But, remember there was a wrong in the first place that should never have happened. All the worlds eyes our on the muslims and I have seen the cartoon and it is very tastless! I find it hard to say its something to laugh at when you see all the distruction and death that has come over these cartoons. I'm not saying the Muslims are right in all there distruction. But, I find its statemenets like yours that make the world untolerable when it comes to others cultures.

Hows that for comedy
Step outside your bubbles and see the world for what it really is...


I find it laughable that they are destroying their own neighborhoods. And lets get something straight right now. This is not for one second a PROTEST. It is rioting at its worst.

And again, the cartoons did not kill anybody, the muslims killed people. Just like the old saying, guns dont kill people, people kill people.

And once again, you are blaming my statements for the worlds troubles, always placing blame in the wrong directions. You need to start placing blame and responsiblity on the people who are actually DOING the killing.

Lastly, I am willing to bet that 99% of the people looting, pillaging and murdering and burning HAVE NOT seen the cartoons.

Train



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by Valorian
Hey I wonder if they will accept Danish cartoonist entries hahaha


That was also my first thought.

And my second was:

wow.
At loooong last Ahmadinedschad has realized the Holocaust is no myth.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 12:46 PM
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mohammed in an SS uniform, with a hitler stache and a big ole bomb turban like the danish cartoon.


I'm sending it in and entering myself as Shlomo Goldberg. (while I am jewish, my name doesn't have that jewish ring to it)



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 12:49 PM
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I wonder if the mullahs will review Porky the Pig entries.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 01:10 PM
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Originally posted by Riwka
At loooong last Ahmadinedschad has realized the Holocaust is no myth.


he knows it was no myth. I think he truly believes that his calling it a myth is going to push Israel into attacking Iran. I think he delusional enough to think that his constant barrage of stupid comments will push Israel over the edge. I think he thinks he's on a playground somewhere. I really do.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 07:42 PM
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Why attack the Jews? I thought they were angry at Denmark, they are just using it as an excuse to show how idiotic they are. I don't go around kicking Jews whenever someone ticks me off. The cartoonist was probably Christian so they should poke fun of Jesus.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 07:58 PM
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It would be hilarious if they got a flood of entries from Isreal. Thousands of cartoons from the jewish people, just to show them that cartoons, while they may be offensive, they are not worth killing over.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 08:04 PM
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Originally posted by Yetichi
i definitely believe that the jews and americans were behind these cartoons as part of the pretext to war with iran. the first thing all the western world said was "FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION!". we are just be conditioned into accepting the upcoming war.
You are correct.


The more chaos the better.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 08:20 PM
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i found these new pic's on a duch site , if the nice pic's created sutch a noise , i wonder what these would do if printed in news lol

www.retecool.com...



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 10:57 AM
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Danish editor behind Prophet drawings says he'd publish Iran's Holocaust cartoons




The Danish editor behind the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that ignited deadly riots in the Muslim world said Wednesday he's trying to coordinate with an Iranian paper soliciting cartoons on the Holocaust.

"My newspaper is trying to establish a contact with the Iranian newspaper, and we would run the cartoons the same day as they publish them," Flemming Rose said Wednesday in an interview on CNN's "American Morning."

The Iranian newspaper Hamshahri said Tuesday it would hold the competition to test whether the West extends the principle of freedom of expression to the Nazi genocide as it did to the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

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I think this is a good move and shows just how stupid this whole thing really is. Regardless of the poor taste on both sides.

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posted on Feb, 19 2006 @ 12:37 PM
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12000$ for the first prize, very tempting, indeed


Iran Newspaper Increases Reward for Holocaust Cartoon
While, Iran Cartoon House President Mesud Socavi answered question of journalists about the competition, he announced the first three winners, will get $25,000 and 12 others will be given “valuable prices.”

Socayi defending “the Holocaust competition prize is the biggest cartoon prize in the world”, noted the prizes will be given by various individuals and institutions.

Socayi said “Because of the competition, I have received death threats, but they only strengthen our determination to go on our way.”

Informing the web site www.irancartoon.com... was hacked, Socai said “This is a sign that the West does not believe in the freedom of speech.
www.zaman.com...


go and check their site. They have a few recently submitted cartoons, up on their site.

if I get that 12000$, I buy myself a car.
I'm tempted into enetring the holocaust cartoon contest. my info on holocaust is limited to a few movies i've seen(piano, etc.), anyone could tell me a different story of this, or a cartoon or something that makes iranian paper pick me as the winner will be highly appreciated


RESPECT



posted on Feb, 19 2006 @ 12:44 PM
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Yeah...I'l take 25k.

*starts drawing*



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