Iranian paper to post Holocaust toons
The playground wins again. In retaliation for the petulant publication of juvenile comics that pissed off many in the Muslim world, Iran thought, well, two can be complete and total international dicks about it.
So... "A prominent Iranian newspaper said Tuesday it would hold a competition for cartoons on the Holocaust 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."
Challenging the West on its bigotry masquerading as a free speech issue, yes. Giving Western leaders and their populations every reason to march forward with idiotic foreign policy and backward assumptions about the Muslim world, no. Please.
As Paul the Spud wrote: "You know, if everyone on the goddamn planet is finally wiped out over a racist cartoon bitchslap fight, I'm going to be pretty pissed off." (Shakespeare's Sister)
--> Sign up for Peek in your inbox... every morning! (Go here and check Peek box).