CAIR Condemns Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Contest

(Comtex Global News Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)WASHINGTON, Feb 8, 2006 (U.S. Newswire via COMTEX) –The Council on American- Islamic Relations today condemned a plan by an Iranian newspaper to solicit cartoons denying the Nazi Holocaust.

Iran’s Hamshahri newspaper says the contest is in reaction to the publication in Europe of cartoons mocking Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. The controversy over those cartoon sparked worldwide protests.