Iran- One More Reason To Worry

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper says news reports that Iran could require Jews and Christians to wear coloured labels in public might be true.

He says Iran’s hardline Islamist government has proven itself capable of such extremism.

“Unfortunately, we’ve seen enough already from the Iranian regime to suggest that it is very capable of this kind of action,” Harper said.

“We’ve seen a number of things from the Iranian regime that are along these lines.

“And the fact that such a measure could even be contemplated is absolutely abhorrent.”

The National Post newspaper reported Friday that Iran’s parliament has passed a law that would require Jews to wear yellow labels, and Christians red ones, on their clothing.

The law must still be approved by Iran’s “Supreme Guide,” Ali Khamenehi, to come into effect, the newspaper said.

Harper said he could not vouch for the accuracy of the report. But if true, he said it would be a throwback to one of the most odious chapters in human history.

“It boggles the mind that any regime on the face of the Earth would want to do anything that could remind people of Nazi Germany,” he said.

The report is a reminder that Iran must never be allowed to gain nuclear weapons, Harper said.

Let us hope that this is false. This does not bode well at all for peace.

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9 Comments

  1. Jack's Shack May 21, 2006 at 9:03 am

    Chana,

    Thanks for the link.

    BFC,

    It is disturbing.

    AG,

    It reminds me of the guy who is sure that his girl friend is cheating on him with one of his friends. He can’t prove which one it is, but he knows that it is happening.

    Stace,

    Me too.

    Kasamba,

    Yes.

    Seawitch,

    The EU is compromised by their love of money.

    JackT,

    It should.

    Kiwi,

    It just feels bad, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens and that is what bothers me.

  2. Kiwi the Geek May 21, 2006 at 6:10 am

    Is it any comfort that at least in this case, Jews would not be alone?

  3. jackt May 21, 2006 at 4:48 am

    This whole Iran business scares the bejezziz out of me.

  4. seawitch May 21, 2006 at 4:12 am

    From other news reports, the story about the badges for Jews and Christians is untrue. However, Muslims living in Iran will have to abide by a dress code. Which would amount to the same thing. And the EU wants to give Iran “light” nuclear technology!

  5. kasamba May 20, 2006 at 10:29 pm

    Iran scares the hell outta me!

  6. Stacey May 20, 2006 at 8:11 pm

    The whole idea of this makes me sick. 🙁

  7. Gavriel May 20, 2006 at 8:10 pm

    This certainly grabbed my attention too, but from everything I can find other than the original Canadian report (supported only by unnamed Iranian ex-pats living in Canada) this is not true. We’ll see soon enough either way I’m sure. Even without this sort of thing, Iran is a dangerous place.

  8. BarbaraFromCalifornia May 20, 2006 at 5:17 pm

    Do not even get me started on Iran.

    My son sent me something in a Canadian newspaper yesterday which indicated that one of the officials wants to give badges to idenify the muslims from the non-Muslims. This is a scene out of the Holocaust!!

  9. Chana May 19, 2006 at 9:50 pm

    A link to another post that contains such a news article- albeit one that was subsequently removed from its website- still wonderin’s post on the subject.

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