Bruce Riedel, director of the Brookings Intelligence Project and senior fellow at the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and Center for Middle East Policy. His areas of expertise include counterterrorism, Arab-Israeli issues, Persian Gulf security, and India-Pakistan relations.
The Sentinel Project, based in Toronto, works on early warning systems to prevent genocide. Its project Hatebase was built to help government agencies, NGOs, research organizations and other philanthropic individuals and groups use hate speech as a predictor for regional violence. The Sentinel Project focuses on these issues in Myanmar (Burma), Iran, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and Sri […]
While nearly 1 in four people identify as Muslim across the globe, a Pew Research survey in 2019 found that only six-in-ten U.S. adults know that Ramadan is an Islamic holy month and that Mecca is Islam’s holiest city and a place of pilgrimage for Muslims. Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. Muslim […]
C-SPAN recorded a two-part video of the U.S. House discussion of Resolution 1008, condemning the persecution of Bahá’ís in Iran.
A 30-minute documentary called Education Under Fire is drawing attention to Iran’s de facto policy of preventing Bahá’ís from attending universities because of their religious beliefs. The film, produced by Single Arrow Productions and co-sponsored by Amnesty International, documents the growth and struggle of the Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education, a semi-underground university formed in 1987 to give Bahá’ís in Iran […]
The Bahá’í National Center YouTube channel has a video of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a Sept.25, 2007, U.N. news conference answering questions from a Voice of America reporter about how Iran’s government can justify its policy of eradicating the Iranian Bahá’í community.
View an Aug. 31, 2010, CNN interview with an Iranian woman about Bahá’í persecution in her homeland.
Richard Foltz is a professor of religion at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and director of its Centre for Iranian Studies. He is considered a pioneer in the academic field combining religion and ecology and is an expert in Islamic religious and cultural attitudes toward animals. His books include (as author) Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim […]