Glenn Greenwald, Iranian Government in Agreement Regarding Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Glenn Greenwald (credit: Gage Skidmore)

On at least one issue (but probably more than that), exiled American journalist Glenn Greenwald and the Iranian Government are completely simpatico. Both seized on the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris as an opportunity to showcase anti-Semitic cartoons.

Last month, Greenwald tried to "commission two or three cartoonists to create cartoons that mock Judaism and malign sacred figures to Jews the way Charlie Hebdo did to Muslims," but was allegedly unable to find any takers. So he just republished a bunch of anti-Jewish cartoons in defense of free speech. For example:

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Perhaps inspired by Greenwald, Iran's House of Cartoon and Sarcheshmeh Cultural Complex announced that it would be accepting entries for its second International Holocaust Cartoons Contest in response to the Charlie Hebdo Muhammad cartoons. The first was held in 2006 following the publications of cartoons depicting Muhammad in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Here is the winning cartoon from 2006: