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."Stanley Campbell will speak to UU's in Rockford about his trip to Iran.
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 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.
"There's no reason to believe they won't pass this," said Rabbi Hier. "It will certainly pass unless there's some sort of international outcry over this."
Instead of telling Iranians he's sorry for America, he ought to sew a colored cloth on his jacket now, today, in Iran right now.... and ask of the fate of Ramin Jahanbegloo who's certainly not watching the BBC in Evin prison.
Update: in response to truth below. From National Post,
Mr. Kermanian said the subject of “what to do with religious minorities” came up during debates leading up to the passing of the dress code law.So we'll have to wait and see what the final dress code law says on the issue of what to do with pesky religous minorities.
“It is possible that some ideas might have been thrown around,” he said. “But to the best of my knowledge the final version of the law does not demand any identifying marks by the religious minority groups.”
Jahanbegloo still in Evin.
It's a hell of regime to apoligize too.
Update: Hot Air follows the story.