Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The new Nazis

There is a contest in Iran about Holocaust cartoons. Apparently they want to teach the Western world that putting the prophet Muhammad in a drawing equates making fun of the Holocaust. The way the competing drawings are described, they are basically classic anti-Israel, anti-US doodles where stars of David equal swastikas: the time-worn paraphernalia of visual hate that never changes. I don't understand how Jew-haters don't get tired of this bullshit. It is not only sickening but unfathomably boring. But that is not really the point of the contest.

The point of the contest is that Iran is a country where the government officially encourages and sponsors anti-semitism and anti-semitic propaganda.
Exactly like Nazi Germany.
They are Nazis who kill people outside their borders.
Iran also organized and sponsored the murder of Jewish people in the attacks to the Jewish Community Center in 1994 that killed 85 people and wounded over 300, and the Israeli Embassy in Argentina which killed 29 and wounded over 200 in 1992.
So this lethal anti-Jewish behavior is not news.
Organizers say displaying more than 200 entries from Iran's International Holocaust Cartoons Contest aims to challenge Western taboos about discussing the Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews died but which Iran's president called a ``myth.''

``This is a test of the boundaries of free speech espoused by Western countries,'' said Masoud Shojai-Tabatabai, head of the Cartoon House which helped organize the exhibition, as he stood next to the Statue of Liberty drawing.

Iran's best-selling newspaper Hamshahri in February launched a competition to find the best cartoon about the Holocaust in retaliation for the September publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in Danish and other European newspapers.

Nothing more dangerous than dangerous, deranged idiots. And there is a cash incentive too:

The winner and runners up will be announced on September 2, with the top three entries receiving $12,000, $8,000 and $5,000 respectively. ``The government is not financing the prize,'' Shojai said, without saying who was offering the cash.

I would say we nuke 'em first, but if I do, I'm never going to hear the end of it.
So I say we pay particular attention to this state and its Hitler wannabe Ahmadinejad.

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