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Originally posted by alphacenturi
I would imagine this is all over the Canadian news as the Iranaian expatriots are from Toronto. The National Post still has not retracted any statements. Wonder why, must have a pretty good reason.
This from the Ottawa Citizen who is affiliated with the National Post.
[Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, acknowledged that he did not have any independent confirmation of the requirement for Jews to wear badges, but said he still believes it was passed.
"We know that the national uniform law was passed and that certain colours were selected for Jews and other minorities," he said.
"[But] if the Iranian government is going to pass such a law then they are not likely to be forthcoming about what they are doing."]
He has a good point with this last statment. Maybe the story has some credence after all.
Ninja Code Monkey- sorry, so far the story has NOT been proven false.
You have no idea what you're talking about regarding Islam and Muslims. Simple as that. Not even worth enlightening someone like you.
Originally posted by Mandalorianwarrior
It would not make it right because it's part of their culture and religion. That is the most foolish thing I've ever heard. You would allow a country to do anything they wish to another culture because it's in their religion?
Some things would make an entire culture wrong, this sort of thing being one of them. This would prove that the people of Iran are following the wrong sorts of people who do in fact have a thought process that takes them to the stone ages. Maybe they didn't. They still should do something about this hatefilled move that would only bring bad things for non Muslims.
It's funny how this religion no longer shows any respect for other relgions or other peoples views. People can't make a cartoon making fun of Muhammad but the Muslims can do something as crazy as put marks on people of another faith? What sounds worse to you??? The best thing is that Jews and Christians wont have violent riots at the level of which Muslims did over cartoons.
Iran can keep making these foolish choices, it only means that they will deserve to have their government changed for them. They do seem to follow the path of Nazi's and something needs to be done before they get out of hand.
The 13-article bill — which focuses on economic incentives for Islamic dress — has been touted by conservatives as a vital tool to curb Western influence in the conservative Islamic Republic. No date has been set yet on a final vote on the bill.
"This bill brings no obligation, no imposition," said Emad Afresh, an Iranian lawmaker.
"It only requires the government to support the private sector," he said, adding that it was a way to "resist the (Western) cultural onslaught in a world where globalization is being imposed."
The bill does not call for police or other bodies to enforce stricter styles of dress for women. Instead, it rallies state agencies to promote Islamic dress and "encourage the public to abstain from choosing clothes that aren't appropriate to the culture of Iran," according to the copy received from the parliament's press office.
On Friday, a Canadian newspaper, The National Post, quoting Iranian exiles, said the law would force Jews, Christians and other religious minorities to wear special patches of colored cloth to distinguish them from Muslims. The report drew a condemnation from the United States, which said such a law would carry "clear echoes of Germany under Hitler."
A copy of the draft law obtained by The Associated Press made no mention of religious minorities or any requirement of special attire for them, and the Post later posted an article on its Web site backing off the report.
Originally posted by Christian IX
This is a PSY OP!
Originally posted by Valhall
Basically, by my understanding (which is open to correction by anyone with a better understanding), the non-Muslim in a Muslim society basically enters into a contract which provides them protection from harm if they follow the Dhimmi requirements, which include wearing the zunnar (which can have badges of varying signifying colors attached to them in accordance with the local authoritative decision). If the non-Muslim does not follow the restrictions they lose the protection.
Please correct me if I misunderstand.