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PRIZE UPPED FOR BEST HOLOCAUST CARICATURE : TO $20,000
« on: February 22, 2006, 01:51:15 PM »
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CARTOON CRISIS: PRIZE UPPED FOR BEST HOLOCAUST CARICATURE
   
Teheran, 22 Feb. (AKI) - The prize for the winner of an international Holocaust cartoons contest, being held by Iran's Association of Cartoonists and the best-selling Teheran-based Hamshahri daily, has risen to 20,000 dollars. The response to the contest from cartoonists has been brisk, the organisers claim. More than 200 cartoons are being sent to the paper each day from all over the world, association of cartoonists director, Massoud Shojaii Tabatabaii, told Iran's Mehr news agency."We have been getting a lot of encouragement and also some insults," he said.

"The insults have come above all from Israel, because the lies told about the Holocaust are the Achilles heel of this invented country," Tabatabaii continued.

Meanwhile, authorities in the holy city of Qom have proposed closing all the technology colleges in protest at the publication in over a dozen countries worldwide of a series of Danish-originated cartoons satirising the Prophet Mohammed, triggering angry protests throughout the Muslim world and at least 18 deaths.

"Those publishing these cartoons have sought to offend Islam, its prophet, and all Muslims, said Iranian cleric Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani, announcing the imminent closure of Islamic schools in a mark of protest.

Lankarani acccused the governments of Islamic states of having "responded too moderately over the publication of the cartoons," and called on Iran's hardline president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to "mobilise the nation to teach those who dared to offend Islam a lesson - especially the countries that have so far refused to apologise for the cartoons."

The thirteen cartoons - one of which depicts the Prophet as a terrorist - were first published by the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten last September. Muslims condsider the cartoons blasphemous; Islamic teachings explicitly prohibit images of Mohammed.

Besides triggering a crisis between sectors of the Muslim world and the West, the cartoons have sparked a fierce debate in Europe over freedom of speech.

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Re: PRIZE UPPED FOR BEST HOLOCAUST CARICATURE : TO $20,000
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2006, 07:39:41 PM »
What about television skits made by jooze?

Try this one...

"I am the survivor!"

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