A contest we might all enjoy.
Cartoonist Teases Ahmedinajad to 'Test' Iran
By Foreign News Desk, Istanbul
Published: Saturday, February 18, 2006
The Iranian newspaper that launched an international cartoon contest about the Holocaust as retaliation for the satirical drawings insulted of Mohammed will go through "a test of freedom of expression."
A Portuguese artist will take part in the contest of the Iranian paper Hamshahri with a caricature ridiculing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinajad. He is drawn as visiting a museum in the well-known concentration camp Auschwitz and says the only explanation to the deaths in this summer camp is bird flu.
The caricaturist, Augusto Cid, said he does not know whether his work "suits the spirit of the contest," but the real reason he will participate will be "to test the freedom of expression in Iran."
In the meantime, the organization of Journalists with No Boundaries asked the release of the seven journalists from Algeria, Syria, and Yemen who are still under arrest for publishing the cartoons. In Russia, a newspaper published in Volgograd was closed down for publishing cartoons of the three monotheistic religions and Buddha.
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