And the Winner is…

Now that the winners of Iran’s “Holocaust Cartoon Contest” have been announced, does anyone think the reaction from the Jewish world will be similar to the Muslim reaction (February 2006) to cartoon depictions of Muhammad that were initially published in Denmark and subsequently in many newspapers around the world?

Hamshahri, the Iranian daily newspaper who co-sponsored the contest, suggested the motivation behind the event was to test the West’s tolerance of the cartoon depictions of the Nazi efforts to eliminate the Jewish people, eventually killing some 6 million Jews and others.

While many (perhaps, most) in the West will find these cartoons despicable or worse, I’m certain that there will be VERY few, if any, violent responses. In fact, if there are any violent responses, they will be the exceptions and NOT the norm.

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