(IJ REVIEW) – An associate professor at the University of San Diego is sparking major controversy for the way he conducted a silent protest on campus.
The professor, Bahar Davary, encouraged his students to wear little yellow stars with the word Muslim on them as a way to protest 'Islamophobia.'
The yellow badge has a cruel history behind it as Jews were forced to wear it on their clothes by the Nazis to ID themselves.
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Legal Insurrection pointed out the irony in Davary's protest: Hitler was good friends at the time with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin Al-Husseini. Husseini was a big fan of Hitler's "Final Solution."
But the history goes deeper than that, as the mandatory wearing of badges or different clothing to persecute people of faith wasn't something that was started by the Nazis.