World Opinion Roundup by Jefferson Morley
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That Holocaust Cartoon Contest

The results of the infamous Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest are starting to come in.

The contest was launched earlier this month by the Iranian newspaper Hamshahri in response to Jyllands Posten of Copenhagen and other Western newspapers that ran controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. (For background, click here.)

The intent of the contest, of course, is to expose what many Muslims see as a double standard. The newspaper contest explicitly asked, would Westerners defend the freedom to deliberately insult the memory of millions of European Jews killed by the Nazis?