Sunday, June 18, 2006

Treatment of Iran's non-Muslims

'Some say the exodus (of non-Muslims) reflects less specific persecution than the opportunity to escape a country where almost everyone was being made miserable. The religious minorities, with concerned sponsors offering relocation funds, had a way out."Whatever the government does, they do it to all of us," said Ardeshir Bahrami, 64, a Zoroastrian in Yazd.'

Report in the Washington Post about Iran's non-Muslim faiths (with thanks: Albert).

"The same constitution that created the Islamic Republic of Iran explicitly protects three other faiths: Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Judaism.

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