WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, PULL OUT THE HOLOCAUST DENIAL CARD

Such campaigns won’t intimidate me. I will continue to stand up for the rights of Palestinians and I will continue to put my art at their service.

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Nothing new under the sun – More lies spread by the #Israel lobby Inc.

By Carlos Latuff

In recent days, pro-Israel blogs have been published articles accusing me (guess what) of being a Holocaust denier. This happened because in 2006 I participated in the Holocaust Cartoon Contest that had been set up by the House of Cartoon in Tehran. This contest was a response to the Prophet Mohammed cartoons that had been published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten and was intended to test the Western limits of the freedom of speech. This new smear campaign was launched by Zionist bloggers due to some cartoons I had made for the activist group Code Pink for use in the Occupy AIPAC protests. It was intended to pressure the group into not using the artworks which were made by me, a so-called “Holocaust denier”.

They say, among other things, that I am a Holocaust denier, but fail to prove their point. In the article, reproduced ad nauseam by them, there is not one article, opinion or cartoon made by me where I deny the existence of the Nazi Holocaust. It’s because I have never made such cartoons. These bloggers are trying to apply the old “a lie repeated many times over becomes a truth” tactic.

Regarding the Holocaust Cartoon Contest, here are the three cartoons I submitted:
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With this one I won 2nd place in the contest:
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 In the first two cartoons, I deal with the red lines of Western freedom of speech. Drawing derogative cartoons about Islam or the Prophet Mohammed is seen as freedom of speech, the same can’t be appplied when dealing with the Holocaust.
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The third cartoon shows a Palestinian wearing a Nazi concentration camp uniform, surrounded by an Israeli “security fence”. Actually it has nothing to do with denial. On the contrary, this cartoon affirms the existence of the Holocaust and compares the treatment given to Palestinians by Israel with the treatment given to the Jews by Nazi Germany. I challenge anyone anywhere to show me a single cartoon, article or opinion by me that denies the Holocaust.
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This incident is, in fact, another chapter in a long term campaign against me by the same groups and individuals siding with Israel and its criminal policies. They know the effectiveness of political cartooning in exposing Israel’s human rights violations against Palestinians. Since they can’t censor all the progressive blogs, websites, and social platforms, which reproduce my artworks freely, they try hard to attach labels such as “anti-Semite” and “Holocaust denier” in order to discredit and attempt to criminalize my views in the public eye.
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Such campaigns won’t intimidate me. I will continue to stand up for the rights of Palestinians and I will continue to put my art at their service.

10 Comments

  1. March 5, 2012 at 14:20

    god bless carlos latuff

  2. Redpossum said,

    March 5, 2012 at 16:45

    Go, Carlos!

    Personally, my standard of measurement is this-
    If nobody is calling me an anti-Semite, I’m obviously not doing my part, and i need to try harder 🙂

  3. March 5, 2012 at 18:11

    Reblogged this on Occupied Palestine | فلسطين.

  4. Dan Daugherty said,

    March 5, 2012 at 18:18

    I prefer calling Germany’s bondage against the Jews what Jews call it, the Shoah. If I use the English word “Holocaust,” I automatically prefer referencing two other war-criminal tragedies of history. They are the Genocide cause by England against Ireland where more than one and a half million Irish slowly starved to death and millions more dispossessed of their lands, and of course, the generational Genocide and continent-wide ethnic cleansing produced by the United States against America’s native populations, where a population of 10 million at the time of Columbus has been wittled down to less than two and a half million surviving native “Indians” today.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061209112344AAGmOLk

    http://academic.udayton.edu/race/06hrights/georegions/northamerica/UnitedStates02.htm

    When comparing “holocausts,” even a death by gassing is certainly less painful than that by the slow starvation committed against most of the Irish and Native Americans who died.

    In the meantime, Ernst Zundel was convicted not of lying about the Shoah, but only of violating Germany’s dogmatically thought-crime, Holocaust-denial law.

    DanD

  5. Jim Nelson said,

    March 5, 2012 at 18:34

    I stand by Palestine and if that makes me an “anti-semite” or “potential terrorist” so be it.

  6. March 5, 2012 at 19:48

    Good job, Carlos.

  7. Me Here said,

    March 5, 2012 at 22:43

    Keep Shining the light into the darkness Carlos !! ….. the cockroaches are going mad and running all over the place, they so hate the light !! 🙂

  8. March 6, 2012 at 00:01

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  9. LN Skria said,

    March 6, 2012 at 05:45

    These days, it’s a badge of honor to be called a Holocaust Denier. You’re in great company.

    Besides, you’re not denying it. If you denied it happened, it it didn;t exist, it wouldn’t be in your cartoons at all!

    Great stuff by the way.

  10. March 7, 2012 at 23:14

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