Friday, May 19, 2006

History once again repeats itself

For those of you who think that we can 'talk rationally' with Iran, here comes a blast from the past:

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...

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.

It would make religious minorities immediately identifiable and allow Muslims to avoid contact with non-Muslims.

Yup, this just adds to the reality that regime change must happen sooner rather than later there. I have no faith that the Europeans will do anything outside of feigning indignation on this. Hey, we'll see a Kristalnacht in Tehran soon enough.