IRAN: Jews, Christians Must Wear “Special Badges”

Ahmadinejad has vowed, “To stop Christianity in this country” [i.e., Iran] here and his recent “letter”  to President Bush emulates the jihad war precept (originally formulated by the Muslim prophet Muhammad) of calling infidel powers—often Christian powers—to accept Islam, prior to initiating a jihad war against them. hat tip Andrew.

Make no mistake, this is not about Joooooooos. This is against all non Muslims and non practicing Muslims. The yellow badge is back.

A yellow badge, also referred to as a Jewish badge, is
a mandatory mark or a piece of cloth of specific geometric shape, worn
on the outer garment in order to distinguish a Jew. Jews in Germany were forced to wear these yellow badges.

The color yellow had been maligned since feudal times. Horses that
were yellowish were considered worthless throughout society (as seen in
the obsolete phrase, to curry Fauvel, a conventional name of a
yellow horse). All other colors were used by knights on their shields,
so yellow was left to brand the Jews.


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

Iranian expatriates living in Canada yesterday confirmed reports that the
Iranian parliament, called the Islamic Majlis, passed a law this week setting a
dress code for all Iranians, requiring them to wear almost identical "standard
Islamic garments."

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

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.
hat tip Jay

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has written to Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General
of the United Nations, protesting the Iranian law and calling on the
international community to bring pressure on Iran to drop the measure.

Sorry, the only think I expect Kofi Annan to do is turn on the ovens – or in this case, help Iran secure the  A bomb.

Bostom wrote of this back in July "The Ayatollahs’ Final Solution?" Read it

Just for knowing, this is not new to Islam. Going back to the year 717………

  • 717 Caliph Omar II orders both Jews and Christians to wear a distinguishing mark. [1]
  • 807 Persia Abbassid Caliph Harun al-Rashid orders Jews to wear yellow belt, blue for Christians.
  • 853 Caliph Al-Mutavallil of Persia issues a yellow badge edict.
  • 1005 Fatimid Caliph Al-Hakim orders Jews of Egypt and the Land of Israel to wear bells on their garments and "golden calf" (made of wood) around the neck. In 1301, they were obliged to wear yellow turbans.
  • 1121 A letter from Baghdad describes decrees regulating Jewish clothes: "two yellow badges, one on the headgear and one on the neck. Furthermore, each Jew must hang round his neck a piece of lead with the word dhimmi
    on it. He also has to wear a belt round his waist. The women have to
    wear one red and one black shoe and have a small bell on their necks or
    " (Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews, p.204)

: And if I may issue a stern warning for these Jew haters. They are coming for you too. You too will wear a badge!

The Presbyterians are calling upon their allies.

A main focus of the conference was encouraging "divestment" (which was also called "morally responsible investment") campaigns against Israel.  Speakers stressed that it was "now more important than ever" for Western sympathizers to move from mere pro-Palestinian pronouncements to such concrete action.  Ateek enthused that movements for Israel divestment were afoot in the Episcopal Church, the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ (UCC), a couple Roman Catholic religious orders, the United Church of Canada, the Methodist Church of Great Britain, and the WCC.  He reported that after the 2004 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) adopted its controversial resolution to divest from selected companies doing business in Israel, Sabeel sent an appeal to other Western church leaders encouraging them to take similar action.  However, Ateek admitted to being greatly worried that churches would back away from divestment under pressure from opponents, as the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was already "under great attack" for its divestment measure.

Who is really under attack here fellas? huh?

UPDATE: Bruce says "Laugh at me all you want, but I keep a bag of jewels and dual-nationality
passports for my wife and children to help them if they ever need to and can
escape a pogrom here in the United States. I grew up among many, far too few,
who managed to escape from Europe in the ‘30’s and ‘40’s, through perseverance,
cunning, and luck. Very few survived due to Allied intervention or rescue."

I am not laughing Bruce, I am not laughing.

UPDATE: Iranian expatriates insist that the "National Uniform Law"
authorized by the Iranian parliament a few days ago, which is aimed at
getting “Western” style clothing off the streets and advancing more
traditional “Islamic” attire, also includes a clause obligating Iranian
Jews to wear a yellow ribbon.

Despite a report in a Canadian newpaper that the badge story may not be accurate I will not retract it. Because it is the objective of Iran, the objective of Islam to convert all non Muslims  to Islam or die  (or live as dhimmis.)

Ahmadinejad’s has made numerous declarations to wipe Israel off the map" and to "stop Christianity in his country." So why split hairs here?

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