الأحد، 17 ديسمبر، 2006

Baha'is will need to forge their documents


It's another sad day for freedom of belief in the world and in Egypt! the court ruled against recognizing Baha'i faith or even writing "other" in the religion field on the National ID Card (reversing a previous ruling). I am a firm believer that the religion information should not be written on the ID card since it is used by anyone who wants to practice discrimination based on religion, however, if it must be there, people should at least be given the choice of what religion to put in, that's basic human right, and that's what the Egyptian constitution is saying! It must be mentioned that one of the most famous Egyptian artist was a baha'i (I am talking about Bikar). To the left, you can see an Egyptian birth certificate with religion field writen as Bahaii for the mother and father.

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هناك تعليقان (2):

Pharaoh يقول...

So,what's after that?what should these people do?Leave their own country for their beliefs?convert to Isalm or christianity?Well this is indicative that Islam is not tolerant after all towards other religions, and these people have to live without any right or to act as a Muslim or a Christian for the sake of a society who only believes in hypocrisy.
In almost all sites people call for killing them,so these are the only options they have,to be killed,to be classified under a religion they don't believe in or to leave the country.Fabulous options indeed.

Free Thinker يقول...

I think that what is happening is inline with everything else we see in Egypt; theocrats crawling to take over the civil state and convert it into a theocracy. I think it is inevitable sadly!