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  5/18/2014, Iyar 18, 5774

New York: Black Cab Driver Banned for Wearing Swastika

A Dominican taxi driver has been banned for wearing a swastika, according to the New York Daily News, and is now claiming that his "rights were violated" for adhering to "National Socialism." Gabriel Diaz, 27, denies the Holocaust and wears a swastika. But he insists that he "doesn't hate Jews" - is just "critical" of them - and claims that he is being persecuted for his political beliefs.

“If a Muslim can drive a cab wearing a turban, if a homosexual can walk around with a big rainbow flag, why can’t a person like me wear a Nazi armband?” Diaz asked Daily News reporters Friday. He also addressed an irony that he still seems to have missed: as a black man, the Nazis would have persecuted him, as well.