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Friday, 19 May, 2006

You’ve seen this:

Evidently this is the story setting fires in the wires today.

Which links to this:
Iran eyes badges for Jews: Law would require non-Muslim insignia
from Toronto’s National Post.

Well, that sounds like a prestigious paper, you know like The Washington Times.

From the beginning the Post has had a strongly conservative editorial stance, and has an editorial page featuring the writings of many prominent neo-conservatives and libertarians from the United States and Canada … This stance is typically mocked by those who refer to the paper as the “Fascist Post” or the “Zionist Post”. A number of newspaper stands in Toronto holding the National Post for sale have been vandalized with these statements.

Founded by a silver-spoon desperate for some sort of legacy. It doesn’t take much research to get that the paper has been sold [2001] and is run, and editorially controlled by Likudniks. (I would use the more appropriate term “Zionist”, but that term has become sufficiently polluted by seventy years of creative and deliberate misinterpretation it has become useless and is assumed to mean “jews”) That is …

It is as reliable as the Moonie Times, Fox News, Town Hall self-avowed non-extant cabal down here. These are the guys who bankrolled PM Harper to “victory”, and I am now wondering if that was done on the U.S. model.

CINW 940 AM, Montreal (which is by all appearances a typical blathering talk station on another U.S. model, but at least they’re locally-oriented) spoke with “independent reporter Meir Javedanfar, an Israeli Middle East expert who was born and raised in Tehran” on the air and he can find no support for the idea.

HuffPo has picked up on this too, it appears.

“It’s absolutely factually incorrect,” he told The New 940 Montreal.
“Nowhere in the law is there any talk of Jews and Christians having to wear different colours. I’ve checked it with sources both inside Iran and outside.”

This has got to be a record. People are still walking around thinking that in 1991 Iraqi solders somehow bothered with going to hospitals and pull babies from incubators, so I don’t expect this new fraud to die any time soon. I was shocked three years ago when that debunked story started making the rounds again.

  1. This is further evidence that U.S. forces are now in Iran and no one knows how to break the news.
  2. If the position of the presently empowered movement is right and moral, why must they lie so consistently to maintain the party line?
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