There have been over 700 entries into the Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest – six of the entrants are Americans (and no, Ann Coulter, Ted Rall isn’t one of them).
One of the American cartoonists is Mike Flugennock.
Flugennock, of Washington, D.C., insisted his entry is not anti-Semitic but legitimate political criticism – because it criticizes not the Jewish people or their religion but Israeli policy toward the Palestinians.
“It specifically addresses policies of the Israeli state with regard to its behavior in Palestine, and their similarities to the strategies employed by the Nazi regime in Warsaw and elsewhere,” he said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.
Flugennock said he saw the contest as a chance to tell the world “that there is ‘another America’ that sees through the policies of the Israeli state and isn’t afraid of reactionaries’ trying to tar them with the epithet ‘anti-Semite.’ ”
The other five cartoonists are:
I found a couple of websites that I suspect belong to the individuals above, but since I couldn’t validate it, I’ve decided not to create the links. It should be noted that with this story and all other stories on the Daily Cartoonist that a link or mention of a cartoonist, or cartoon related event does not imply endorsement or sympathy to that individual/story/activities.