Iranian Supreme Leader questions why cartoons caricaturing Prophet Mohammed are not met with imprisonment
Just two weeks after social media giant Twitter said it was going to start removing posts that deny the Holocaust, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei tested its new policy Wednesday.
Following the republication of caricatures displaying the Prophet Mohammed by French magazine Charlie Hebdo -- in turn, sparking renewed outrage throughout the Muslim world -- Khamenei took to Twitter, equating insults against the prophet to Holocaust denial.
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“The next question to ask is: why is it a crime to raise doubts about the Holocaust? Why should anyone who writes about such doubts be imprisoned while insulting the Prophet (pbuh) is allowed?” the Iranian leader tweeted.
Khamenei was referring to laws in certain countries, Germany for example, which forbid Holocaust denial. Read more at i24