This is good: the Tehran exhibition of cartoons mocking the Holocaust, has been a flop
; three weeks after opening, it attracts about fifty visitors a day. Not just that, but a lot of Iranians aren't buying Ahmadinejad's Holocaust denial.
Most of those approached in central Tehran said they had not heard of the exhibition and insisted the slaughter of six million Jews by the Nazis was a historical fact. "I'm sure the Holocaust was true - I've heard all about it from newspapers and television," said a housewife from a religious family. "I don't know why some say it didn't happen."
And you know how the exhibition was all about freedom of expression, right?
Officials said that the exhibition championed freedom of speech, but yesterday they closed Iran's most popular reformist newspaper. One alleged offence was its publication of a cartoon which appeared to show President Ahmadinejad as a donkey.
Probably a lot of Iranians know that to be a fact, as well.