Friday, May 19, 2006

Iran may dip into Nazi bag of depravity

Owen says this is disturbingly familiar. It is beyond disturbing.

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.

"This is reminiscent of the Holocaust," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. "Iran is moving closer and closer to the ideology of the Nazis."

I cannot count the number of times I've heard people say, "why didn't they see the warning signs?" in reference to the Holocaust and World War II. Well, they may have back then, but like today, fear and doubt blurred the view just enough to allow people to remain blissfully ignorant. Iran today is blaring out all of the old warning signs again. Do we see them clearly, or are we going to remain blissfully ignorant until it is too late, too?

The accuracy of the report in Canada's The National Post is being questioned.

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