Anti Isis cartoon exhibition being held in Iran.
Anti Isis cartoon exhibition being held in Iran.Iran Cartoon

Sunday marked the opening of an anti-Isis cartoon exhibition in Tehran, which according to Iranian officials will expose the 'evil supporters of the Islamic State'.

According to Iranian officials, the contest centres on the crimes committed by the Sunni militant group - Isis and its 'evil' supporters in Syria and Iraq, IRNA reported.

The exhibition organised by Iran's House of Cartoon is being held at four venues - Bahman, Arasbaran, Aftab and Osveh cultural centres where 280 works selected from works of artists from some 40 countries including Brazil, Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia are being exhibited, executive secretary of the organising committee, Mohammad Habibi, said in a press conference on Sunday.

Local Iranian news reports claim that some foreign cartoonists are attending the contest using pseudonyms for security reasons.

The organisers of the event claim that the goal of the anti-Isis event is to 'promote the culture of resistance.'

The organisers, who have listed Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Francois Hollande, British PM David Cameron and US president Barack Obama as the supporters of Isis stated that event would help 'uncover the evil face of real supporters of the savage group.'

Among the artwork that is on exhibition include a caricature of Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The artist has replaced Baghdadi's beard with blood stained knives. Another cartoon shows an Isis fighter taking bath in a blood-filled tub, which looks like the map of Iraq.

Similarly, another submission shows Isis fighters playing football with the head of a man on a field, which also looks like the map of Iraq.

The winner of the competition will be announced on 31 May.