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Iran: Badges For Jews

No, this is not Nazi-inspired:

Chris Wattie, National Post, Published: Friday, May 19, 2006 - Human rights groups are raising alarms over a new law passed by the Iranian parliament that would require the country's Jews and Christians to wear coloured badges to identify them and other religious minorities as non-Muslims.

"This is reminiscent of the Holocaust," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. "Iran is moving closer and closer to the ideology of the Nazis."

. . . because the Nazis got the idea for badging Jews and other groups from Muslims. Funny (or not) how these ugly ideas get passed around and recycled like this. According to David Frum:

The first world leader to require Jews to wear distinctive badges (a yellow belt and a yellow conical "dunce" cap) was Haroun al-Rashid, the Abbasid caliph, who ruled in Baghdad in the era of Charlemagne, the late 700s and early 800s.

Haroun's idea was later copied by the popes, but long after it vanished from the Christian world it endured in Islamic countries. Even in our own time, one of the final acts of the Taliban in Afghanistan was to attempt to enforce a distinctive badge on that country's Hindu minority.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he wants to "wipe Israel off the map", rants and babbles like Hitler, denies the Holocaust, and now this?

How big does the writing on the wall have to be, folks?

Posted by Ken McCracken · 19 May 2006 05:37 AM


Israel will be his first NUKE stop if he has his way. What a creep!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 19, 2006 09:10 AM

The story of badges is just a lie! look http://hoder.com/weblog/

Posted by: Arash at May 21, 2006 11:55 AM