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Old 05-21-2006, 09:58 PM   #16
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Originally posted by nbcrusader
No one has posted a link to a story debunking the original article.

Blame Amir Taheri, if you got suckered into believing this bogus story.

Remember: If it's on the internet, it must be true

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Old 05-22-2006, 10:12 AM   #17
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Thank you for adding the support for the prior statements.

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Old 05-22-2006, 10:22 AM   #18
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the post retracts the story:

[q]Experts say report of badges for Jews in Iran is untrue

Chris Wattie, National Post
Published: Friday, May 19, 2006

Several experts are casting doubt on reports that Iran had passed a law requiring the country’s Jews and other religious minorities to wear coloured badges identifying them as non-Muslims.

The Iranian embassy in Otttawa also denied the Iranian government had passed such a law.

A news story and column by Iranian-born analyst Amir Taheri in yesterday’s National Post reported that the Iranian parliament had passed a sweeping new law this week outlining proper dress for Iran’s majority Muslims, including an order for Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians to wear special strips of cloth.

According to the reports, Jews were to wear yellow cloth strips, called zonnar, while Christians were to wear red and Zoroastrians blue.

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre and Iranian expatriates living in Canada had confirmed that the order had been passed, although it still had to be approved by Iran’s “Supreme Guide” Ali Khamenehi before being put into effect.

Hormoz Ghahremani, a spokesman for the Iranian Embassy in Ottawa, said in an e-mail to the Post yesterday that, “We wish to categorically reject the news item.

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Old 05-22-2006, 09:06 PM   #19
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Now the denial by the Iranians does include an admission that they want to have dress codes for all Iranians, funny how that will fade given the hyperbole of singling out religious minorities.
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Old 06-03-2006, 09:28 AM   #20
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What the???

Two weeks ago, Amir Taheri published an op-ed in Canada's National Post about an Iranian law that forced Jews to wear a yellow stripe. The story, reminiscent of Nazi Germany, quickly provoked outrage, but was just as quickly revealed to be a total fabrication. It also ran in the New York Post.

Apparently this is just the sort of reliable advice that President Bush needs. Yesterday, Taheri had a face-to-face with the President as one of a small group of "experts" on Iraq that visited the White House.

According to Press Secretary Tony Snow, the experts were invited to the White House for their "honest opinions" on Iraq.
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Old 06-03-2006, 09:36 AM   #21
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Total fabrication? that seems like a very dubious charge. The article was about new laws governing clothing, specifically forcing all Iranians to wear dress that is consistent with Islamic norms, that part is not being attacked - the Iranian government conceeded that was the case in it's rebuttle. The issue was the ressurection of identity markers for religious and ethnic minorities in the country, this part was attacked after the Jew element was blown out of proportion.

Taheri is still a prominent commentator and it is good that the Bush administration is inviting a range of experts for their views on Iraq.
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the national post is garbage.

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