Saturday, May 20, 2006

Iranians not Nazis (yet)

Juan Cole, Professor of History at the University of Michigan, writes that yesterday's story about Iran considering a law requiring Jews and Christians to wear distinguishing insignia is (and I quote) "a steaming crock."

The Iranian legislature did pass "a law regulating women's fashion." Well. I suppose that's harder to get worked up considering the long and venerable history of this kind of discrimination.

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