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Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Racist hysteria not limited to immigrants, nor to the U.S.

Lenin's Tomb brings us the story of the British government's attempt to deport a British citizen, born in Pakistan (and hence holding dual nationality) while his mother, also a British citizen, was there. Alleged terrorism isn't even involved; he's merely someone who once served time, since completed, for petty crime. He has lived in Britain since he was 18 months old, and is, as noted, a British citizen (not even a naturalized one but one from birth), but apparently that doesn't make him British enough for Tony Blair.

While we're visiting Lenin's Tomb, there's also a worthwhile dissection of the recent attempt to smear Iran for having allegedly passed a law requiring Jews and others to wear distinctive insignia.

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