Bein Adam Lchavero

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Thursday, November 02, 2006


You know the Holicaust Denial cartoon contest in Iran?

I know one of the people tied for second-place.

His name is Carlos Latuff. Not what I would consider a bad person, just someone who is very, very pro Palestinian rights to the point that he turns a blind eye to the means used to justify that end.

We've had many spirited debates and I think we have a grudging respect for each other.

Until now.

I can respect someone for being so gung ho for the rights of others that they make errors, but denying the Shoa is just... wrong. And the entire concept of the contest is messed up. A paper offends some people for depicting Mohammed, so they mock the dead? The dead of a people completely not involved? The death of a people their prophet had respect for?

I don't get it.