Monday, December 20, 2004


Even Though It's Punishable By Death....

Meanwhile, in the Muslim world, immigration into Europe and elsewhere is quietly getting more difficult and they're noticing:

JERUSALEM — The queries he receives from Iranian Muslims about converting to Judaism say less about the lure of the Jewish faith, Menashe Amir believes, than about the abysmal situation in the land of the ayatollahs.

"The main reason they ask about conversion is that they want to get out of Iran, and it has become more difficult to obtain visas to Europe and elsewhere," said Mr. Amir, longtime director of the Iran desk of the Israel Broadcasting Authority.

"They believe that if they convert to Judaism, they can receive refuge in Israel."
It says a lot about how Iranians feel towards their mullahs.