Holocartoons

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Holocartoons
Holocartoons.jpg
Type of site
Criticism of Zionism, Satire
Available inPersian, English, Arabic
Websitehttp://holocartoons.com (dead)
LaunchedAugust 2010

Holocartoons is an Iranian website critical of Zionism launched on August 2010.[1] The site, which opens to the Pink Panther theme song, aims to undermine the historic dimensions of the mass murder of Jews during World War II.[2][3] The site is based on a comic book written by Omid Mehdinejad and illustrated by Maziar Bijani.[4] In the preface it opens as following:

This book tends to denounce the conspicuous lie of the “planed [sic] murder of 6 million Jews during the Second World War” allegedly called “Holocaust”.[5]

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On August 5, 2010, Yad Vashem, issued a statement calling the site "The latest salvo emanating from Iran that denies the facts of the Holocaust and attempts to influence those who are ignorant of history." [6]

After its publication, the site has been attacked by Jewish blogs worldwide as being blatantly anti-Semitic due to its questioning of the Holocaust. Nevertheless, the site itself has responded to charges of anti-Semitism by mentioning in the first page that it respects people of all faiths killed in World War II, Jew, Muslim or Christian. The site itself has claimed to promote no hatred of the Jewish faith or people, and only questions the history of the Holocaust and its basis on the creation of the state of Israel on the land of Arabs and Muslims, using cartoon satire. The preface says:

The faithful Moses followers are our brothers as prophet Moses is our prophet's brother and a great prophet. With us, the Zionists are different from the true followers of Moses and in this book they have been dealt with differently and the book refers to the Zionists.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cartoon website undermines Holocaust". iol.co.za. August 5, 2010.
  2. ^ "Iran launches cartoon website aimed at questioning the Holocaust". Haaretz. August 5, 2010.
  3. ^ "Iran Holocaust-denying website angers Israel". Tabnak. August 5, 2010. Archived from the original on April 18, 2012.
  4. ^ "Holocaust-Satire-Book on AlQuds-Day". M.A.Ramin. October 10, 2008.
  5. ^ "Preface". Holocartoons. Archived from the original on 10 March 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Israel blasts anti-Semitic Iranian website". Boston Globe. August 6, 2010.

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