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February 22, 2015

Israel demands that the UN condemn Iran’s Holocaust denial cartoon contest

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:06 am
Gatehouse into the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp

Gatehouse into the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp

If cartoons about the Prophet Mohammed are condemned, should cartoons about the Holocaust be banned? The Prophet is an icon of the Muslim religion; the Holocaust has the status of a religion to many people, who call it Holocaustianity.

You can read about this controversy in a news article with this headline:

Israel demands UN condemn Iranian cartoon contest about the Holocaust

Contest is said to be in response to the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by Charlie Hebdo

The following quote is from the news article:

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Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, has demanded that United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other UN member countries to condemn Iran’s planned international cartoon contest on Holocaust denial.

“This contest legitimizes Holocaust denial and encourages Holocaust deniers to continue their incitement,” Prosor said. “It ridicules one of the darkest events in human history, and it cheapens the death of millions of Jews who were murdered. The horrors of the Holocaust are still fresh in the collective memory.”

“The cartoon exhibition runs in contravention to the international community’s decision to perpetuate the memory of the Holocaust and to internalize its lessons,” he wrote.

“If the UN wishes to remain loyal to its founding principles and values in which it believes, it is incumbent upon it to speak loudly against anti-Semitism,” Prosor concluded.

The deadlines for submissions for the contest, which is due to take place in two months, must be before April 1rst and the winner will receive a cash prize of $12,000, and those who come in second and third place will receive $8,000 and $5,000.

The contest is said to be in response to controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad published by the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was targeted last month in a massacre where 12 people were killed.

The organizers of the event, Iran’s House of Cartoon and the Sarcheshmeh Cultural Complex, say that the competition is in line with the Western values of freedom of expression.

This is the second time that the event is being held and the contest’s secretary Masud Shojaei-Tabatabaii asked in 2006 “why is it acceptable in Western countries to draw any caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, yet as soon as there are any questions or doubts raised about the Holocaust, fines and jail sentences are handed down?”

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Holocaust denial is now against the law in 19 countries. If you make fun of Holocaust denial, you might go to prison for 5 years.

3 Comments »

  1. The UN. What a joke . We gotta get permission from them,to fart in a foreign country. Does anybody take the UN seriously?

    Comment by tim — February 22, 2015 @ 10:47 pm

  2. “The horrors of the Holocaust are still fresh in the collective memory.”

    Fresher than most people think. Holocaustianity is mainly a recent religion intended to whitewash Israël’s numerous mass murders. For instance, in 1972, a dignitary of Ducksburg (Donald Duck’s city) was still allowed to congratulate firefighters for pinpointing an “awesome holocaust” (http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/donald-duck2-625×453.jpg). No cartoonist would call a blaze a “holocaust” today because this word is now for Israël’s founding myth and license to kill only. Another example: Brazil – The Holocaust (Sept. 20, 1963 – http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,870534,00.html)

    “The main battlefield now is the theater of opinion in the United States.” – Zionist leader Chaim Herzog (sixth President of Israel), 1975.

    “The cartoon exhibition runs in contravention to the international community’s decision to perpetuate the memory of the Holocaust and to internalize its lessons,”

    Internalize its lesson, isn’t that what is called a political agenda?

    Lessons such as “antisemitism is evil because antisemitism leads to mass murder” and “no country is allowed to discriminate against Jews”, I guess. But such lessons had been formulated before the ‘Holocaust’ had even begun. For instance, in October 1940, British puppet Arthur Greenwood assured Zionist leaders Stephen Wise and Maurice Perlzweig that “conscience of civilized humanity would demand that the wrongs suffered by the Jewish people in so many countries should be righted” and that “after the war an opportunity would be given to Jews everywhere to make a distinctive and constructive contribution in the rebuilding of the world” (http://theendofzion.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/1940newworldorderpledgedtojews.jpg). Anachronistic lessons…

    Comment by hermie — February 22, 2015 @ 9:14 am

  3. Good for the goose, good for the gander. Israel just hates Iran anyway and sees this as another way to have a go at the country that has peace with its neighbours, more oil than you can shake a stick at and a recovering relationship on the world stage. The added benefit for israel is that it can yet again bring the holohoax into the world media.

    Comment by Clent — February 22, 2015 @ 8:14 am


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