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Misinformation: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

Discussion in 'News' started by MAR, May 19, 2006.

  1. MAR

    MAR Veteran Member

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    Iran eyes badges for Jews
    Law would require non-Muslim insignia
    Chris WattieNational Post
    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."
    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.
    "There's no reason to believe they won't pass this," said Rabbi Hier. "It will certainly pass unless there's some sort of international outcry over this."
    Bernie Farber, the chief executive of the Canadian Jewish Congress, said he was "stunned" by the measure. "We thought this had gone the way of the dodo bird, but clearly in Iran everything old and bad is new again," he said. "It's state-sponsored religious discrimination."
    Ali Behroozian, an Iranian exile living in Toronto, said the law could come into force as early as next year.
    It would make religious minorities immediately identifiable and allow Muslims to avoid contact with non-Muslims.
    Mr. Behroozian said it will make life even more difficult for Iran's small pockets of Jewish, Christian and other religious minorities -- the country is overwhelmingly Shi'ite Muslim. "They have all been persecuted for a while, but these new dress rules are going to make things worse for them," he said.
    The new law was drafted two years ago, but was stuck in the Iranian parliament until recently when it was revived at the behest of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
    A spokesman for the Iranian Embassy in Ottawa refused to comment on the measures. "This is nothing to do with anything here," said a press secretary who identified himself as Mr. Gharmani.
    "We are not here to answer such questions."
    The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has written to Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, protesting the Iranian law and calling on the international community to bring pressure on Iran to drop the measure.
    "The world should not ignore this," said Rabbi Hier. "The world ignored Hitler for many years -- he was dismissed as a demagogue, they said he'd never come to power -- and we were all wrong."
    Mr. Farber said Canada and other nations should take action to isolate Mr. Ahmadinejad in light of the new law, which he called "chilling," and his previous string of anti-Semitic statements.
    "There are some very frightening parallels here," he said. "It's time to start considering how we're going to deal with this person."
    Mr. Ahmadinejad has repeatedly described the Holocaust as a myth and earlier this year announced Iran would host a conference to re-examine the history of the Nazis' "Final Solution."
    He has caused international outrage by publicly calling for Israel to be "wiped off the map."
    Iran does not yet have nuclear weapons, but Tehran believed by Western nations to be developing its own nuclear military capability, in defiance of international protocols and peace treaties.
    The United States, France and Israel accuse Iran of using a civilian nuclear program to secretly build a weapon. Iran denies this, saying its program is confined to generating electricity.

    http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=11fbf4a8-282a-4d18-954f-546709b1240f&k=32073
     
  2. !@#$%

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    Re: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

    fuck
     
  3. MitchThe$nitch

    MitchThe$nitch Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Re: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

    Whoa! Thats really messed up and backwords thinking.
     
  4. Larry Pubes

    Larry Pubes Member

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    Re: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

    this ahmadinejad chump needs to get tko'ed with a good hard thai kick to the dome..dude is on some seriously nutty bullshit. i'm slightly comforted by the fact that the more radical iran's leadership gets, the larger the groundswell of opposition from the youth should get. now if the bush crime syndicate would help foment the democratic forces inside the country instead of all this saber rattling, iran might actually have a chance of some real, positive change.
     
  5. !@#$%

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    Re: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

    if only
    he seems to be provokiing a lot of nationalism over this nukes shit
     
  6. Larry Pubes

    Larry Pubes Member

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    Re: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

    yea but the youth in iran are fed up, which is why the US should watch it's ass when it tries it's heavy handed bullshit and actually, really for real provide funding and help the internal democratic spirit that seems to be alive and well.
     
  7. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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    Re: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

    I heard about this today and could not fucking believe it. I can't believe this can happen in this day and age, after 50 million people died over this shit in World War II, just half a century ago. This president in Iran, he needs to be stopped. And it needs to be done in a non-war way, because if we go into war in Iran, we will plunge into World War III and it will be very hard to find a way out of that. It's funny, because I just watched V for Vendetta last night (after reading the book a year ago) and it is managing to resonate within my mind in a way that movies rarely do for me, anymore. It really is so possible, that sort of fascistic, post-war regime that is depicted in that book and in the movie. The movie makes it even scarier, because they updated it from war between Russia and the US into a war that America waged on the Middle East. Fuck.
     
  8. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Banned

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    Re: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

    iran is going to be the new united states... the united nation of islam... can you imagine what that will do to america's plan for wolrd domination?
     
  9. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Re: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

    How do you say 'kristallnacht' in Persian?
     
  10. The Man with the Answers

    The Man with the Answers Member

    Joined: Apr 8, 2006 Messages: 781 Likes Received: 2
    Re: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

    farsi...



    islam ruined Iran, but they are by far the dominant mid east power... the US policy is so fucked... Iran should have nukes...I think we if respected Iran as world power, we would have a better chance of them embracing democracy... democracy only works in a society with a good economy and people are making $$$... by having tarde sanctions etc, we are stiffling their economy and making the people bitter... that causes people to turn towards totalitariansism, not democracy...
     
  11. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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    Re: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

    Why bother talking about it? We're all fucked, here.
     
  12. Dawood

    Dawood Elite Member

    Joined: May 8, 2002 Messages: 4,677 Likes Received: 146
    Re: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

    Islam didn't ruin Iran, the deviant non-Islamic nutjobs who run it ruined Iran.
    In case you didn't know Iran is full of shia who have nothing to do with Islam except
    claims. There are things that take a person out of Islam and the leaders of Iran (I'm not sure if it's all of them) have left Islam.


    In case you didn't know, Islam doesn't ruin anything , it brings security and peace. But when people do un-islamic things in the name of Islam it makes it seem as if Islam is the problem , but you don't hear me though.
     
  13. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Re: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

    No...PERSIAN.
    The national language of Iran is Persian. The entire area is generally referred to as Persia because of the common language shared by the residents, Pers.
     
  14. coffeedependency

    coffeedependency Senior Member

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    Re: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

    i thought farsi and persian were the same laguage?
     
  15. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Re: Iran requires badges for Jews and Christians

    yep, I think so but I'm not sure and I don't want to be corrected with synonyms.
     
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