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ERIC Number: ED508486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-20
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
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Iran's Denial of Education to Baha'is
Clarken, Rodney H.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters (Detroit, MI, Mar 20, 2009)
This paper briefly describes the background of the persecution of the Baha'is in Iran, especially the denial of education, and explores what could be done to alleviate this injustice, including enlisting the support of nations, organizations, media and people around the world. Baha'is are the largest religious minority in Iran and have been subjected to systematic genocide by the religious and governmental authorities for over 150 years. With the coming of the Islamic revolution in 1979, religious leaders took the reins of government, the influence of outsiders was limited, and the oppression of the Baha'is increased as a matter of government policy. Though oppression has been and continues to be a part of all societies, it is a mark of a civilized society to proactively limit its pernicious influence and to afford as much as is possible equal rights and opportunities to all its citizens. The persecution of the Baha'is will be compared other instances of genocide, such as the Holocaust, to see what can be learned that might help humanity to establish a more just and humane world.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran