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May 30, 2006

Updated: Iran Adopts Nazi Tactics?

The National Post apologized for running the story about Iran requiring non-Muslims to wear colored badges and admitted it was false. Melanie Phillips has posted the explanation given by the National Post about how this happened. Read it here.

Update: The Jerusalem Post and other outlets now express doubts about the validity of the reports mentioned below.

Canada's National Post and Israel's Jerusalem Post and Yediot Ahronot report that the Iranian parliament passed—and the government is considering approving—a new law requiring the country's Jews and Christians to wear coloured badges to identify them and other religious minorities as non-Muslims.

According to the National Post:

Iranian expatriates living in Canada yesterday confirmed reports that the Iranian parliament, called the Islamic Majlis, passed a law this week setting a dress code for all Iranians, requiring them to wear almost identical "standard Islamic garments."

The law, which must still be approved by Iran's "Supreme Guide" Ali Khamenehi before being put into effect, also establishes special insignia to be worn by non-Muslims.

Iran's roughly 25,000 Jews would have to sew a yellow strip of cloth on the front of their clothes, while Christians would wear red badges and Zoroastrians would be forced to wear blue cloth.

Posted by RH at May 30, 2006 01:53 PM


This is very scary. It reminds me of the Holocaust.

Posted by: Aviva Bellman at May 21, 2006 12:22 PM

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