Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Egyptian courts rules against Baha'is

In Egypt the Baha'is are doing their best to be law abiding but that
has just got more difficult. It is no longer possible for them to be
legally Baha'is - their ID cards (required to be carried by law) must now
identify them as either Muslims, Christians or Jews...

The highest court has just ruled against the Baha'is (after a lower
court ruled in their favour) putting the Government in a unfavourable

One wonders what is happening with Hindus, Zoroastrians and Buddhists
though there must be few who are Egyptian citizen, if any.

Here in Guyana we benefit from a high level of tolerance for all religions including the Baha'i Faith which is widely known and respected. The national body was incorporated by Act of Parliament about thirty years ago. Neither are there problems between Muslims and those of other Faiths.

Guardian report
Baha'i News Service

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