Tehran: We Have A “Winner”

mamoudinthemirrorAccording to the Islamic Republic News Agency, four Jewish artists participated in Tehran’s International Caricature Exhibition on “Holocaust,” but none of them won. Shocking.

A direct quote: “Secretary of the Competition Section Masoud Shojaei Tabatabaei said in closing ceremony of the international exhibition here on Wednesday it was interesting that no sign of antisemitism could be traced in any of the caricatures received by the Competition Section.”

I can’t decide what’s more disturbing: The use of the Holocaust in quotes, the audacity that denying the Holocaust isn’t just one of the biggest “signs” of anti-Semitism there is, or just the atrocious English.

In a related article from the same source, culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad-Hossein Saffar Harandi commended artists from Iran and around the globe for expressing “their noble feelings” and that their “hatred towards the hated figures of Zionism and their masters, is a sign of love for the victims of Zionism.”

Okay, wait, hate…is a sign of love…victims…of Zionism? Damn, these people are f*ckin’ meshuggah!

The cartoon contest, a response to last winter’s Danish disaster and propelled by Iranian president Ahmadinejad’s Napoleanic wishes to wipe away parts of the map, was won by a Moroccan resident.

Abdollah Derkaoui received $12,000 for his work depicting an Israeli crane piling large cement blocks on Israel’s security wall and gradually obscuring Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. A picture of Nazi Germany’s Auschwitz concentration camp appears on the wall.

Betcha he’s going to blow it all at Disneyland.

*Now this cartoon, via onejerusalem, this is skin-crawling in the right way.

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