Group facing charges for Holocaust-denying cartoon

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Arab group behind the publishing of a cartoon denying the Holocaust may be facing charges in the Netherlands.

The public prosecutor’s office in the Dutch city of Utrecht said the anti-Semitic cartoon is an illegal form of discrimination and warrants a charge for "insulting a group and distributing an insulting image," the Jewish Chronicle reported.

The Dutch arm of the Arab-European League published the cartoon, which suggests that the Holocaust is a myth perpetuated by Jews.

Artist Abdoul Mouthalib Bouzerda said his decision to draw the cartoon was meant to call attention to a double standard in which anti-Jewish cartoons are banned but those that are anti-Muslim face no consequences.

Bouzerda was referring to the Dutch government’s decision not to prosecute far-right politician Geert Wilders for producing a film that featured caricatures of the prophet Muhammad.

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