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Plight of Iranian Baha"is

Plight of Iranian Baha"is

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Published by Bureau of Public Affairs, Dept. of State in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bahais -- Iran,
  • Iran -- Foreign relations -- United States,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Iran

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesGist
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of State. Bureau of Public Affairs
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[2] p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14936738M

    In its recent history, the Iranian government has denied many basic human rights to members of different minority religious groups. Ottoman officials later moved Baha'u'llah to the prison city of Akka in Palestine. Iran's state machinery now attacks the Baha'is at every level. Due to the persecution of the Baha'is of Iran, the congregation assumed both local and national responsibilities. Release comes by making of the will a Door through which the confirmations of the Spirit come. Liberalization is a constant threat to today's Islamists.

    For many, the Baha'i faith is one of the most universal religions. Then a panel discussion ensued in which the moderator asked specific questions of each panelist. Posted by. This May marks the sixth year of their imprisonment, on false charges, and they are not about to get out. It is considered as apostasy from Islam.

    Read more: US ambassador for religious freedom: 'It's a fundamental right for everybody' Not having a national identity card compounds their problems by essentially making it impossible to conduct official transactions. So, aren't they just a sect of Islam? Not even the reformers can accept the possibility of prophets after Muhammad. That is true. Infollowing the Bab's death, one of his followers, the self-proclaimed Baha'u'llah, which means "the Glory of God," had a revelation that he was the new prophet and founded the Baha'i religion. It is the Baha'is who apparently represent the greatest threat to Islam: people unafraid of innovation and grown bold enough to break away from the Islamic faith.


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Plight of Iranian Bahais book

They are, therefore, a threat to Islam. They are now about to enter the third year of their incarceration on baseless charges which they have categorically denied and for which the government has no evidence whatsoever.

Equally troubling is that even their dead are not left alone. Quite controversially, the Bab claimed that his teachings were a revelation from God and predicted that a new prophetic figure, or manifestation of God, would soon appear.

Noting the disturbing similarities between Rwanda and the escalating persecution of Iran's Baha'is, he sees it as nothing less than a "slow-motion rehearsal for genocide".

For most Iranians it is Sizdah-Bidar — a time of family, picnics, and outdoor celebration.

Baháʼí Faith

Baha'u'llah encouraged Baha'is to cooperate with their governments and engage with the followers of all religions in a spirit of fellowship. Around 20, were put to death in its early days.

For one, we can support the right of Baha'i to an education, a basic human right. In addition, they are denied higher education.

Baháʼí Faith in Iran

They all received a year sentence. Yet, since the birth of the religion in the midth century, Baha'is have been vilified and oppressed.

Dr Heiner Bielefeldt, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of religion and belief, recently described it as among the most "extreme manifestations of religious intolerance and persecution" in the world today. Due to the persecution of the Baha'is of Iran, the congregation assumed both local and national responsibilities.

The school was closed by government decree in The Baha'i faith, which is derived from Shiite Islam, was established in the early 19th century in Iran after a man who called himself "the Bab" proclaimed that a new prophet would arrive. The 'Baha'i question' The systematic efforts to persecute Bahai's are also endorsed by the Iranian government on paper.

You don't hear about this in the news media. He remained there until his passing in Although the persecution of Baha'is has been most severe in Iran, followers of the faith have also been subjected to various forms of discrimination and mistreatment in Egypt, Yemen and Afghanistan.

I am enclosing below a link to the Education Under Fire website, where we can all sign a petition to the Iranian government. Iran's pattern of quashing political dissent is engraved on the world's consciousness.

None of the panelists were aware of any such support or contact. A nuclear Iran certainly poses a threat to international peace and security, which is why the international community imposed economic sanctions against Tehran.

Iran's state machinery now attacks the Baha'is at every level. The Second Iranian Spiritual Meeting[ edit ].Home» News, Insights & Trends» Deutsche Welle» Iran: New ID card rule highlights plight of Baha’i Share The removal of the “other religions” option from national identity card application forms has dealt another blow to the Baha’i minority in Iran, which has been systematically persecuted and remains legally unrecognized in the.

Iran: New ID card rule highlights plight of Baha'i

Although the persecution of Baha'is has been most severe in Iran, followers of the faith have also been subjected to various forms of discrimination and mistreatment in Egypt, Yemen and Afghanistan.

Jul 24,  · In Iran, the Baha'i community Ewelina U. Ochab is a legal researcher and human rights advocate, and author of the book “Never Again: Legal Responses to a. Jun 25,  · Years of Persecution: A History of the Babis and Baha'is of Iran - Kindle edition by Fereydun Vahman.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Years of Persecution: A History of the Babis and Baha'is of Iran.5/5(2).

Apr 22,  · By Rana Tabrizi The Bahá’í Faith is a religion founded upon unity, love, justice, and the importance of service to humankind. However, despite these internationally recognized noble aims, its members have, since its inception infaced consistent persecution from a succession of regimes that have blatantly denounced it.

In its recent history, the Iranian. Iran: New ID card rule highlights plight of Baha'i The systematic efforts to persecute Bahai's are also endorsed by the Iranian government on paper.

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