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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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Justice, not Shame!

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Editor’s Note:  Dr. Naficy is a well-known Iranian poet, writer, and human rights and political activist.  In April of this year, he wrote a brilliant essay, which Iran Press Watch was pleased to share extracts&hellip

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32 Questions

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Iran Press Watch has recently received the attached document which lists 32 questions that the celebrated Haji Mirza Haydar-Ali Isfahani, a prominent Baha’i during the time of Baha’u’llah and Abdu’l-Baha, had composed.  These questions were intended&hellip

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Religious Freedom in Iran Worsened

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Editor’s Note:  The following report was posted on WashingtonTV on May 1, 2009, at http://televisionwashington.com/floater_article1.aspx?lang=en&t=floater_censoredculture&id=10138: Religious freedom conditions in Iran have “worsened” during the past year, Dr. Richard Land, a commissioner with the United States&hellip

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Iranian Identity and the Future of Iran

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ACI stands for Association des Chercheurs Iraniens, or in Persian, Anjuman-i Pazhuhishgaran-I Iran [Association of Iranian Researchers].  This organization has recently conducted an interesting poll on the Internet. ACI invited Iranians to fill in a&hellip

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The Claims of the Bab

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From the early days of the Baha’i Faith, the rigid-minded ecclesiastical order in Iran has attacked the community about the evolutionary character of the Bab’s claims. [The Bab was founder of Babism and a central&hellip

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The Verdict of the Imam Jum‘ih of Semnan

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Editor’s Note: In light of increased attacks on the Baha’i community in Iran and further systematization of these hostilities, the following story from http://www.rasanews.com/Negaresh_site/FullStory/?Id=48731 is one of many examples of exhortations by Iranian Shi’ite clergy&hellip

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