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Yemen: Leader of Baha’is in Yemen complains of ‘systematic’ Houthi repression

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by danieldemol, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. danieldemol

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    'The leader of the Baha’i religious minority in Yemen has accused the Iran-backed Houthis of systematic repression against his group since seizing power in late 2014.

    Hamed bin Haydara told Al-Sharea daily newspaper that Yemen’s Baha’is had undergone unprecedented, increasing levels of persecution over the last six years, when the Houthis arbitrarily detained dozens of the group’s followers, sentenced many to death and confiscated their assets.

    “The Houthis are applying a policy of silent extermination of our cultural and social heritage. This is a type of systematic religious cleansing crime,” Bin Haydara said in a rare interview with the press.'

    Read more here: Leader of Baha’is in Yemen complains of ‘systematic’ Houthi repression
     
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  2. Eyes to See

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    I know Jehovah's Witnesses are in most lands on earth. But there are certain places where oppression and persecution is so great if there are any they are deep underground. Most have fled from those areas though. Almost all of them are Muslim nations, such as Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen. A couple are atheist, such as North Korea.
     
  3. Saint Frankenstein

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    Baha'is seem to have a hate-on for Iran. What, do they think the Saudis bombing the hell out of civilians and causing a famine in Yemen are going to help them?
     
  4. danieldemol

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    What leads you to believe that Baha'is hate Iran, or that they favour civilian bombings?
     
  5. Saint Frankenstein

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    They seem to complain about Iran and Islam a lot.

    I never said they favored civilian bombings. Don't know how you read that into what I said.
     
  6. danieldemol

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    I see, but complaining about mistreatment by the Iranian clergy does not mean they hate the country, it just means they think it would be a better country without the abuses of the clergy.

    Ok, so what makes you think that they think, "Saudis bombing the hell out of civilians and causing a famine in Yemen are going to help them"?
     
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