Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Cartoons await the world's response
Iran's largest newspaper unveiled an exhibition of Holocaust cartoons yesterday, a response to the cartoons about Islam last year that caused such significant outrage. The newspaper, Hamshahri, said "it wanted to test the West's tolerance for drawings" about the Nazi killing of 6 million Jews in World War II.

Only 50 people attended the opening, and I only hope that fewer people see it over the next few weeks. This kind of tit-for-tat, spiteful aggravation serves no purpose other than to stir trouble. We can all agree that the Islamic cartoons should not have been published, and as the old adage goes, two wrongs do not make a right.