Yellow star lie debunked

In case anyone came in having recently read Melanie Phillips’ diary where the writer has still not bothered to delete or amend her most recent entry which repeats a false report from the Canadian National Post about the Iranian government forcing Jews to wear yellow stars, corrections have been appearing all over the blogosphere from Harry’s Place to Lenin’s Tomb (whose author posted various news links and a few scans and screenshots; unlike Melanie Phillips, the NP has pulled the story). Even Robert Spencer has got around to acknowledging that there is doubt about the story. (More: Adloyada, TwennyTwo.)

The story seems to trace back to Amir Taheri, about whom “Lenin” has a bit of background, but you might also like to see my earlier post about his fatuous allegations regarding women’s hijabs and what black and white hijabs respectively symbolise. Such accusations could only have been motivated by malice, and newspapers which reproduce them should be assumed to be at best negligent and at worst malicious themselves.

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