Sunday, October 08, 2006
The conservative political cartoonists Cox & Forkum noticed the Iranian Holocaust-denial cartoon contest back in February, and wasted no time drawing their own concept of Holocaust denial:
That cartoon, of course, was rejected by the Iranian contest administrators.
But it turns out that C&F entered a second time -- and this entry was accepted:
As C&F point out, there's more here than meets the eye. Try to figure it out yourself... or click here to read the whole story.
There's also a wealth of links and background, from the Mohammed cartoons -- which, at least in theory, started it all -- to examples of Iranian censorship, demonstrating clearly just how the Iranian regime feels about free speech. As C&F point out, the director of the Iranian contest openly admitted that he would refuse "insulting" cartoons. The cartoon below, however -- by Sriramoju Ganesh of India -- was accepted, so presumably it is not considered "insulting" --
Cox & Forkum's extended entry reprints several more contest finalists. The complete list can be found here.
My hat's off to C&F for trying!