Essays

Iran’s Other War

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December 9, 2010 – by Michael J. Totten Iran’s most repressed religious minority is also its largest. Members of the community are routinely imprisoned, frequently executed, banned from universities, and ruthlessly repressed economically. Tens of&hellip

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A Life of Repression

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Anti-Americanism, open hostility towards Israel, a legal system that does not grant men and women equal rights, and a doctrine that calls itself the “rule of the supreme legal scholar” have determined the official philosophy&hellip

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Profiles of the Yaran

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In anticipation of the upcoming trial of the seven former leaders of the Baha’i community of Iran, known as the Yaran, meaning friends, Iran Press Watch is pleased to publish the following short biographical profiles&hellip

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Iran: Religious Minority Groups

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Approximately 89% of Iranians are Shia Muslims.[13]  The rest, including Baha’i, Christian, Zoroastrian, Sunni Muslim, and Jewish communities, constitute around 11%.  Despite their popularity in the country, the total membership of Sufi groups in the&hellip

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