Monday, May 22, 2006

Ahmadinejad, Der Fuhrer

Well, today I logged in to report on rumors that Iran had passed legislation forcing Jews and other minority groups in Iran to wear distinguishing badges, an action reminiscent of Nazi Germany's policies during the Holocaust.

But it now looks like they were only rumors.

The National Post reports:
Several experts are casting doubt on reports that Iran had passed a law requiring the country's Jews and other religious minorities to wear coloured badges identifying them as non-Muslims.

The Iranian embassy in Otttawa also denied the Iranian government had passed such a law.

[...]

According to the reports, Jews were to wear yellow cloth strips, called zonnar, while Christians were to wear red and Zoroastrians blue.

Full story
But don't get too comfortable, because Iran still wants Israel wiped off the map.

3 Comments:

Blogger XyentaX said...

Yeah that article was posted to many places, but it was kinda sketchy with the lack of proof. Ya never know though, could still be more than a rumor.

Mon May 22, 09:09:00 PM 2006  
Blogger G-D SQUAD said...

I found two main pieces of evidence supporting the theory that the story was made up (but they're not conclusive):

Iran’s only Jewish MP strongly denied reports in a Canadian newspaper overnight that Iran may force non-Muslims to wear coloured badges in public so they can be identified.

“This report is a complete fabrication and is totally false,” Maurice Motammed said in Tehran. “It is a lie, and the people who invented it wanted to make political gain” by doing so.


And, a couple news sources that broke the story retracted it: case in point.

Time will tell.

Mon May 22, 09:39:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Fedora Black said...

I hate to say this, but what is harder to believe: that Iran wishes to have non-Muslins identified publically, or that there is a Jewish Iranian MP named "Maurice"?

Mon May 22, 10:15:00 PM 2006  

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