Aug 15, 2006

Holocaust hilarity

Iran's Holocaust cartoon exhibit--its response to the Danish cartoon controversy--opened today. The purpose of the exhibit is to "test the west's tolerance" by caricaturing the Holocaust in the same way the newspaper Jyllands-Posten did when it printed cartoons of Mohammed.

It turns out, they could have saved themselves the trouble and expense.
There have always been anti- Semitic jokes. But you know times are changing when you go along to a stand-up show at the Pleasance Courtyard at the Edinburgh Fringe and you hear audience members shouting “Throw them in the oven” when the comic suggests kids should stop playing Cowboys and Indians and replace it with Nazis and Jews.

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