Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Honey are we in Iran or a really big outdoor Chotchkie's?

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.

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.

Ah those crazy Persians. I am reminded of the wise words of Peter Gibbons to his love Joanna:
"You know, the Nazis had pieces of flair that they made the Jews wear. "
Perhaps those Persians just love Office Space. But I highly doubt it.

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