Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Iran's Holocaust cartoons

From al-Reuters:
Iran's best-selling newspaper has launched a competition to find the best cartoon about the Holocaust in retaliation for the publication in many European countries of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.
I actually think this is a good idea. Think about it: how many Jews are we going to see in the streets setting Iranian embassies ablaze? How many rabbis will be calling for the decapitation of Iranian clerics? What creative "death and destruction and 9/11" signs will we see Hebrews toting in front of cameras?

Answers: none, none, and none (respectively).

Such restraint will be juxtaposed with what we've seen from the "peace-loving" Muslim world, and thus further illustrate what a violent, bloodthirsty, uncivilized, and savage religion Islam can be. Nothing says "we're not a religion of violence and death" more than mass public displays of violence and threats of death, right?