Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Iran’s House of Cartoon organizing Another contest on theme of Holocaust denial.(Ibna).Tehran Times: Iran’s House of Cartoon plans to hold another international contest on the theme of Holocaust denial in near future. The 2nd International Holocaust Cartoons Contest is being organized in protest against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s plan to publish a comic book on life of Prophet Muhammad (S), House of Cartoon Director Masud Shojaei-Tabatabaii told the Persian service of FNA on Tuesday.
The weekly magazine announced last week that it plans to publish the book today. It has previously published cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (S). “It is necessary to punish those who insult the sacred figures of Islam and so we plan to hold the second edition of the contest,” he added. The first edition was held in 2006 in response to the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten’s decision to publish cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (S).Read the full story here.
Related: French Charlie Hebdo launches 'series' about the life of the Prophet Mohammed.Part I - "The beginnings of a prophet."