Saturday, May 20, 2006


Thanks to Left Coast Breakdown for bringing this to my attention. After closer inspection, it appears the story about Iran requiring non-Muslims to wear colored badges identifying them as religious minorities is false.

I'll take consolation in that I wasn't the only one fooled by the report, which on the surface is certainly feasible. But there's little evidence to support The National Post's account.

Iran's only Jewish MP strongly denied reports in a Canadian newspaper overnight that Iran may force non-Muslims to wear coloured badges in public so they can be identified.

"This report is a complete fabrication and is totally false," Maurice Motammed said in Tehran. "It is a lie, and the people who invented it wanted to make political gain" by doing so.

1 comment:

  1. To your credit, Malcontent, our local Fox station reported the story on its newscast last night (Sat.) at 10pm. Plus, it sounds completely plausible. No harm done.