Update: As has been mentioned several times in the comments it turns out the news item was a hoax.
Previously Bush has compared Saddam to Hitler, but it’s beginning to look like he was looking at the wrong country:
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.”
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.
This seems like a particularly stupid move to make especially after repeatedly claiming the Holocaust is a myth and that Israel should be wiped off the map. It makes all those claims that Iran’s pursuit of nuclear technology is strictly for peaceful purposes very hard to swallow. It’s almost as though President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is just begging to have a collective foot put up his ass. I don’t think Iran has the resources to pull off a war on the scale of Nazi Germany on its own, but I do think they could end up igniting a World Wide Religious War by provoking an attack on themselves that might be seen as proof that we’re really waging a war on Islam.
If Islam really is a religion of peace then all the other Islamic nations had better get off their collective asses and start condemning the idiocy coming out of Iran—perhaps even going as far as to correct the problem themselves before the west has to correct it for them. There are plenty of hard liners that would love nothing better than an excuse to yank our troops and then deliver a few million tons of nuclear technology to that region the easy way and here in this country we have a President who would probably be more than happy to oblige given the chance.