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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Mel Brooks, call your lawyer

Reuters has a series of photos published this morning that depict a Ramadan play being performed in Iran:

Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard perform in a play at their military base in northeastern Tehran, September 8, 2008. The play tells the story of the history of human creation till the time of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88) and Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

As of this writing, there is no accompanying news story, so we cannot see too many details about this clearly important cultural event that has Reuters sending out no fewer than nine separate photos of the play over their wires.

Guess what? This play seems to have a special obsession with Jews. Reuters, using the identical caption as above, shows us another scene:
But perish the thought that Reuters should use the word "anti-semitic" in their description of the play. No, it's just a factual play that shows an accurate depiction of world history, crammed into a couple of hours. And if the Star of David happens to be equated with the swastika, well, isn't that history in Reutersville?

I wonder if the Spanish Inquisition is a song-and-dance number?