- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

An Iranian group received over 800 submissions from around the world for its contest mocking the Islamic State group.

Iran’s House of Cartoon, which held a similar contest on the Holocaust, will now turn to a small team of experts to select the best cartoon from 270 deemed worthy of their consideration.

“In order to reveal the true nature of the Islamic State, we decided to hold this contest and have people submit their cartoons or caricatures. The Islamic State tries to associate itself with Islam but in essence it has no idea about Islam,” event organizer Masoud Shojaei Tabatabai told Iran’s Press TV, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

One of the images submitted shows the Sunni terror organization’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with a beard of knives. Others place blame for the rise of the Islamic State group on the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Mr. Tabatabai hopes to find exhibition halls for the cartoons in countries such as Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, the newspaper reported.

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