Many enter Holocaust cartoon contest

An Iranian newspaper's cartoon contest about the Holocaust has drawn 700 entries from about 200 people so far, an official at the newspaper has said.

    The contest is organised by a leading Iranian newspaper

    The contest, which runs through 5 May, was launched in response to caricatures of Prophet Muhammad that were first published in a Danish newspaper in September and later reprinted in several European nations.

    The caricatures caused widespread offence among Muslims and sparked protests, some violent, across much of the Muslim world, including Iran.

    The contest is organised by the Tehran-based Hamshahri, one of Iran's top five newspapers.

    Farid Mortazavi, who is managing the contest, said on Sunday he has so far received a total of about 700 cartoons from some 200 artists.

    Hamshahri launched the contest last month, saying it was a test of the Western world's readiness to print cartoons about the Nazi slaughter of six million Jews in World War II.

    It called for cartoons under the title: "What is the Limit of Western Freedom of Expression?"

    SOURCE: AFP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.