Religion: Slow Death for Iran's Baha'is

A pacific faith appears to be targeted for annihilation

In most countries, believers in the Baha'i faith are looked upon as model citizens. Their religion places great stress on industriousness, peacefulness and obedience to the law. In Iran, however, Baha'is are not only unwanted but actively persecuted. Since the Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini came to power in 1979, Iran's 300,000 Baha'is have suffered a reign of terror in the land where their faith was born. In the latest of many protests, the State Department's annual human rights report stated last week that believers "suffer from imprisonment,...

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