The international contest of satirical (and heavily anti-Semitic) cartoons comes in direct response to the publication in Western papers last year of images of the Prophet Muhammed. (Telling Gallery image here)
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An international contest of cartoons on the Holocaust opened in Tehran in response to the publication in Western papers last September of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.
“We staged this fair to explore the limits of freedom Westerners believe in,” Masoud Shojai, head of the country’s “Iran Cartoon” association and the fair organizer, said.
“They can freely write anything they like about our prophet, but if one raises doubts about the Holocaust he is either fined or sent to prison,” he added.