No, really; some of their best friends really are Jewish

From the algemeiner:

Anti-Semitic Cartoon Wins Iranian Festival Prize

A vilifying cartoon portraying Jewish worshipers praying before the New York Stock Exchange has been declared the winner in Iran’s first annual International Wall Street Downfall Cartoon Festival on Monday.

Really? I’m shocked.

The festival’s cartoon contest was reportedly held to demonstrate Iran’s solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Iranian outlet Fars News co-sponsored the International Wall Street Downfall Cartoon Festival, to “help people in the United States take their message out to the world,” according to Radio Free Europe.

I doubt the Occupy Wall Street people are happy about such support.

Presumably this was an isolated incident. Wasn’t it?

At least several of the cartoon entries were anti-Semitic as well as anti-American. The contest’s winner, Mahmod Mohammad Tabrizi, drew three ostensibly religious Jews praying towards Wall Street, which is depicted as Jerusalem’s Western Wall. Tabrizi was awarded five thousand Euros, the festival’s statue, and a letter of appreciation.

Letter of appreciation? I wonder what it says. “Thank you for helping us spread the hate.” Maybe that’s not strong enough. How about: “Keep up the good work Mahmod. There can never be enough anti-semitic cartoons. And, by the way, do you have any pieces about Jewish bankers raping Greece?

Never underestimate the ability of the Iranian hatemongers to stoke the fires. But really; some of their best friends are Jewish.

You can see the cartoon and the full article, here.