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 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]
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 […]