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wasabi_poptart
May. 19th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
yeah, you know what, Iran? That's really not a good idea. Ask Germany how well that system worked out for them.
snidegrrl
May. 19th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
I mean, that it would come to pass to the point it has is already a bad sign of bad things. I admit to wide swathes of ignorance about world politics and many humanitarian issues but this is a very, very clear, unmistakable message.
ubet_cha
May. 19th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
And Iran, Iran so far away.
I just ran, Iran all night and day.
I couldnt get away.


Its going to be an interesting century, in the Chinese sense.


rakin
May. 19th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
Doesn't shock me.
snidegrrl
May. 19th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
I guess that it did shock me shows how blind I am to what's going on out there.
snidegrrl
May. 19th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I had heard some things in those articles and not others. So sad.
bearly525
May. 19th, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
*freely admitting religious/international ignorance*

Isn't it already moderately obvious who may be who by the fact that Muslim dress is fairly distinctive?

Or due to climate and/or other factors does everyone dress thusly?
bizarrojack
May. 19th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
Well, it's my understanding that the style of dress is only distinctive if you're a woman, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if non-Muslim women are already forced (directly or indirectly) to meet Muslim dress restrictions anyway.
chisparoja
May. 19th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
Iran is a miserable country where boys are executed for being affectionate towards one another and a woman is on death row for defending herself against rapists. This is not at all surprising, although I would like to emphasize that this is directed against Zoroastrians, Christians and other non-Muslim minorities as much as against Jews. It is not antisemitic (which is not to say that Ahmadinejad isn't, I'm convinced he is), it is just fundamentalist Islam. These are also ideas that are not alien to fundamentalist Israeli Jews either if I recall. Also there was no big Western outcry when the two queer boys were excuted. That is a disgrace and it seems to me the West is more interested in soundbites and symbolism than actual human lives, human dignity, human rights or humanity in general. :p Ahmadinejad I am positive hates queers ten times more than he hates Jews but apparently the West finds this more understandable. :p

If I could sum up "what's going on out there" I think I would say a world-wide conflict between fascist abrahamic religious fundamentalists and humanistic secular elements seems to be brewing. :p Unfortunately for the cause of world peace USA seems to take the religious fundamentalist side and a bunch of Hindu revivalist extremists seem bent a fascistic government to restore the caste system. In my opinion these fundies are murderers and all want to destroy the world but maybe they'd say the same of me. :p It is still an extremely disturbing polarization.... I miss the Cold War. :|
snidegrrl
May. 19th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
That's why I changed the headline when linking - the article title said "Iran Eyes Badges for Jews".


Thank you for your comment. I wish I could better express myself about my thoughts on Western reaction to this.
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professorbooty
May. 21st, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
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I won't mention the questionable source of this story, since you already adited to add a skeptical link.

It is notable that Israel has had limited policies such as this for many years with regard to Palestinians.  I know, for example, that at some construction sites Palestinian workers are required to have some sort of symbol on their helmets to easily differentiate them at a distance from Jewish Israeli citizens.
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