Iran to Hold Cartoon Contest on Holocaust Denial in Response to Charlie Hebdo

I don’t understand the relationship between satirizing a deity and satirizing genocide but whatever.

An Iranian cultural institution has launched an international cartoon contest centered on the theme of Holocaust denial in response to French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s decision to publish caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.

Iran’s House of Cartoon and the Sarcheshmeh Cultural Complex will hold the Second International Holocaust Cartoons Contest, the Tehran Times reported.

According to the report, cartoonists have until April 1st to submit their works.

The winner of the contest will receive a $12,000 cash prize and their cartoon will be shown at the Palestine Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran. Second and third place finalists will receive $8,000 and $5,000, respectively.