Three weeks after the works went on display, only about 50 people a day are visiting the exhibit, The Independent reports. When it first opened, the
exhibit attracted fewer than 300 daily visitors.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad suggested a Holocaust cartoon contest as a response to cartoons published last year by a Danish newspaper on
Mohammed, which caused an uproar in the Muslim world.
The cartoons on exhibit ranged from overtly anti-Semitic to items that compared the plight of Palestinians to Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
The Independent said few people on the street in Tehran seemed to share the president's denial of the Holocaust.
To me, this article says three things. (Very debateable things.....)
1) The general population of Iran, no matter radical nor moderate, were not expecially affect by the cartoons. Thus showning that that in general,
the Iranian population does not show any hatred for the Jewish population. (1% of Iran is Jewish btw) However, where were the westerners who
believed that the Mohammad cartoons would be provacative to the Muslim populations? If Iranians can show such respect for just 1% of their
population, cannot europeons show respect for up to 5% of their population. (Britian and France)
2) The author has not one clue as to the meaning of "semitic." If he believes that the Palestinians are being treated justly, than he should
really go see for himself..... Heck, compare their areas on a map, while remeber that there are 11 million people in the Israeli Palestinian
3) A war of propaganda is being waged. Personally, I'd take it over a conventional one anyday......
Also, it should be mentioned that the Iranian govnerment did not actually attempt to disprove the Halocaust. He simply stated that if it were true,
than the Eurpeons, the original culprits of the henious crime, should pay the consequences. Not the Palestinian people. He also said the "zionist"
regime have been using the halocaust to attract international sympathy....I don't know how anyone can argue agunist that......
If 40 to one hundred thousand Americans died, (even if they were of the opposite policial spectrum) wouldn't you be angry too? Unless your like Ann
Okay....this I am seriously not getting this quoting thing......
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