posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 12:33 PM
The region in question, according to the article, is predominantly Azeri!
So, if you wanted them to be able to read something in the newspaper, oh, let's say a cartoon, wouldn't you want it to be written in a language they
There probably wouldn't have been any riots if the "cartoon cockroach" had been depicted as speaking Russian, German, English or any other language
for that matter, but then who in this region where these riots happened would have been able to read it?
But who knows?
Maybe all the other cartoon characters in this "Iranian government-controlled newspaper" spoke a different language and the cockroach was the only
"cartoon character" to speak Azeri?
Or maybe this is the first time that the "Iranian government-controlled newspaper" had anything printed in it in Azeri!
Anyway, This is kind of ridiculous, people working themselves up into a frenzy, starting riots, and people dying because of the language a cartoon
character spoke in a newspaper!
Who knows, maybe there's a law in Eastern Azerbaijan Province that it is against the law for a cartoon character depicting a cockroach to speak
[edit on 6/7/2009 by Keyhole]