Iran Group Launches $12,000 Contest for Cartoons That Deny Holocaust

NBC NEWS
February 5, 2015

TEHRAN — A global cartoon competition based on the theme of Holocaust denial was launched in Iran Thursday in response to the Charlie Hebdo magazine cover that featured a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, the official news agency Fars reported. Organized by Tehran-based House of Cartoons and the Sarcheshmeh Cultural Complex, the contest sets out questions for entrants to address in their artwork, including: “If the West says that freedom of speech has no borders then why don’t they let historians and experts properly research the Holocaust?” and “Why should the Palestinian people pay for the Holocaust?” All cartoons must be submitted by April Fools’ Day because “April 1 is the day of big lies, and the Holocaust is a big lie that the Zionists invented to suppress the Palestinians,”…READ MORE

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