Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Iran now "insulted" by soccer cartoon

MSNBC's Daryl Cagle is a cartoonist whose blog contains considerable background on the cartoon controversy, as well as daily updates on the violence that has ensued. Cagle notes:
It's not just Muhammad cartoons making the Middle East angry - the Iranian embassy in Berlin demanded an apology for a cartoon in a German newspaper that insulted the Iranian football (soccer) team. To quote from

In a statement addressed to chief editor of the daily Der Tagesspiegel, the embassy demanded a "written apology and measures aimed at rectifying this immoral act". The communiqué added the offensive caricature had caused "outrage among the Iranian people".
The Iran Sports News item displays a copy of the "offensive" cartoon and is headlined:
Iran demands apology from German daily for insulting football cartoon

The Iranian Embassy in Berlin on Monday demanded a full apology from a Berlin-based newspaper for depicting Iranian national football team players in an insulting cartoon.
The article concludes by noting that the graphic artist has already "voiced his regret to the Iranian nation."

1 comment:

hockey hound said...

It's ok for Iranian Muslims to laugh at cartoons about the Holocaust, but not ok for the West to make fun of Iran's soccer team. Isn't this just the typical hypocrisy Muslims are now known for? To hell with Iran! Run the cartoons! What is good for the goose is good for the gander!