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."
I am growing increasingly disturbed at just how far they are willing to push it...
"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
Read the story, which I have found that you dont do, and it gives some nice figures of 'only' 25,000 Jews in Iran. But wait, they are also forcing Christians and Zoroastrians to badge themselves. Beautiful government of Iran, only looking for the well-being of its people.
YAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 799 posts, RR: 7 Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4596 times:
I dont think its true. I looked all over the place and cant find any reference and i dont know these two publications linked. Im not looking to defend Iran's govenment because it does some bad stuff like capital punishments for things that arent really crimes. But i am interested in the truth and im not interested in stuff that has been made up for political ends.
Dtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4577 times:
Quoting Tbar220 (Reply 17): Christ, chill out you two. The reason I ask this is because I thought after 1948, all the Jews were kicked out of the country. Why would I, a JEW, defend this action from the government of Iran?
Maybe people should have looked at your profile before flaming you....
YAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 799 posts, RR: 7 Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4555 times:
Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 16): I just found 18 links about the subject in Google News, including one from United Press International.
Well i havent heard of any of these publications including United Press International. If it was true and from a reliable source it would be on RTE, BBC and a whole load of other reputable news sources that I use. I doubt ill even hear of it again. Its just that kind of sensationalist unfounded crap that appears now and again on less reputable sources but quickly dissappears because its not true.
Any such country would, just as "Windshear" has outlined above, be copying Nazi-Germany. That Iran DOES do so, already is bad enough. And, it just is the famous "tip of the iceberg". Look up what may happen to the whole Iranian population, IF that law becomes effective.
25 Cfalk: But... but... wait for it... YES!!! He went ahead and did it... You just can't help yourself, Tbar, can you? There are some 20,000 Jews in Iran, acco
26 AeroWesty: I'm stunned. It's only been around since 1907.
27 Dtwclipper: It was just on Fox News here in the US![Edited 2006-05-19 19:14:35]
28 Newark777: So it's not true because of your own ignorance. Harry
29 DeltaGator: I think you'll find that the BBC gets some of their feeds from the UPI. Perhaps you would like to continue your arguement that the UPI isn't a reputa
30 YAK42: Wowee. But ive still never heard of it. Maybe its mostly American orientated or something. But I like to use the RTE,BBC,ITN and some other mainstrea
31 ME AVN FAN: I for once fully agree in something with you but but I think you can wait quite a while for "it", if "it" means somebody who defends A) the part of t
32 Dtwclipper: Man you keep digging yourself deeper and deeper: Welcome to UPI Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical
33 AeroWesty: RTE is only mainstream because of where you are. UPI has been a freely-accessed international news source for 99 years.