Iraq Imposed Jews Wear Yellow Patch

Muslim Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil imposed a decree in Babylonia, Iraq about year 850, requiring all Jews and other minority groups wear a yellow patch on their clothing or head covering.

      850 CE

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