There was a recent story about the lunatic ruler in Iran allegedly being Jewish. Dr Yeagley jumped on this story and believed so called unknown web experts and unknown authors with no knowledge. We have been over this territory before with how to scientifically verify birth certificates. In the case of Dr. Yeagley, he is more interested in proving his biases than facts.
1) An article in the Guardian debunked this story.
2) The basic Iranian ID document, shenasnameh lists both parents religion, wife's religion as well as that of all a person's children. When the document has this information on it why even bother guessing about religion when it is there?
3) This lunatics mother is a Syeda. Syed means that this person is a direct descendant of Mohammad. A person is Jewish if his mother is Jewish or if one has converted. The argument should be effectively ended.
However, for the Nazi types who insist on defining any person with any Jewish blood as Jewish we will go further.
According to the Guardian
1) The suffix jian does not infer a person is Jewish. Muslim names also use this prefix as well. The last three letters ian or yan often is strongly associated with Armenians who tend to be Christians not Jews.
2) The name in question does not mean Prayer Shawl it has more to do with carpet manufacturing. This is not a trade that according to this source was a Jewish vocation.
Never ever believe unknown web experts when it comes to foreign ID. A typical dumb commie rant.
Israel is a racist state because it places religion on its ID documents.
Fact Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan amongst other countries do the same thing. In fact in Lebanon they spell out what type of Christian or Muslim you are.
The moral of this story is don't believe everything you read. In this case the article was really more comedic than factual.