Reuters reports that an Iranian newspaper announces Holocaust cartoon contest. Reaction from France’s Chief Rabbi:
In Paris, CER President Joseph Sitruk, who is also Chief Rabbi of France, said: “The Iranian regime has plummeted to new depths if it regards the deaths of six million Jews as a matter for humor or to score cheap political points….
In a statement issued by the CER, which represents chief rabbis from over 40 European countries, Sitruk said the Iranian government menaced Jews and the whole international community.
Sitruk noted that European religious leaders had condemned the publication of images likely to offend believers’ feelings.
“This is a test for the Muslim world to react immediately to condemn their own co-religionists in Iran for such obscene behavior as we condemned those who sought to insult them,” he said.