History Revisited? Or Not

Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians must wear identifying colors in Iran: this was Drudge's headline all day yesterday. It burned the airwaves on morning talk radio.

Today, that article from Canada's National Post "is no longer available" because the story may not be true. It's certainly nowhere to be found in the MSM. I googled it and came up with zero. The odd thing is that the originator of the story, Amir Teheri, is a very solid, credible source.

Here is an excerpt of yesterday's news, and the last link is Chris Wattie's updated version of the story today.

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."
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.

This is Chris Wattie's updated version of this story.

Posted by Mutti at May 20, 2006 07:49 AM | TrackBack