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COLLECTIONPublished articles
TITLEThe Specter of Ideological Genocide: The Bahá'ís of Iran
AUTHOR 1Friedrich W. Affolter
DATE_THIS2005-01
VOLUMEvolume 1
TITLE_PARENTWar Crimes, Genocide & Crimes against Humanity
PAGE_RANGE75-114
ABSTRACTHistory of the persecution and suppression of the Bahá'ís in Iran, through the lens of genocide studies. (Link to document, off-site.)
NOTES Document online at migs.concordia.ca/documents/AffolterIdeologicalGenocideandtheBahaisofIran.pdf; also mirrored at core.kmi.open.ac.uk/display/361632.
TAGS- Persecution, Human rights; Iran (documents); Persecution, Iran
 
CONTENT
Abstract: This paper describes the attempts of Iranian governments and the clerical establishments of the past 150 years to cripple or suffocate the Iranian Bahá’í community. The paper outlines the steps undertaken to exterminate the Bahá’í Community through physically, mentally, emotionally and culturally oppressive means. The motivational sources and socio‐cultural circumstances leading to the mistreatment of the Bahá’ís are going to be explored, as well as the initiatives taken by the Bahá’ís of Iran and Bahá’ís around the world to deter their eradication. As such, the Bahá’ís of Iran are a case in point that intentful organized action can prevent ideological genocide.
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