ECHOES OF WHAT...

ECHOES OF WHAT NOW? Via Matt Singer, this isn't comforting:

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.�

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.

Here's a question: Why do the Jews wear yellow? Is it just in homage to the brightly-colored stars the Nazis made them wear, or is there some free standing identification with the hue that I'm unaware of?

Update: This appears to be a hoax. My apologies.

--Ezra Klein

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