Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Cartoon Contest Fights Against Jihad With Humor

As some of you may already know, in response to the Danish cartoons that caricatured Muhammed as a terrorist a newspaper in Iran has begun a macabre cartoon contest:
Iran’s biggest-selling newspaper has chosen to tackle the West’s ideals of “freedom of expression” by launching a competition to find the 12 “best” cartoons about the Holocaust, the Associated French Press reported on Monday.
In response, the World Union of Jewish Students has initiated its own contest but the rules are quite different.
The World Union of Jewish Students in conjunction with editorial cartoonists, Edward Margolis and Noah Crissey, has announced an International Editorial Cartoon Competition for students called “Fight Hate with Humor. . .”

According to cartoonist, Margolis, “the whole thing about the Iranian Contest would be hilarious if it weren’t so terrifying.”
Their web site has some examples of the sort of cartoons they are hoping to get.

I couldn't help myself so I have submitted one of my own for them to consider. I don't have any chance of winning but, what the heck, a little humor never hurt anybody . . . at least not yet, anyway! (click on cartoon to enlarge)

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