Religious Discrimination And Injustice To Ahlesunnat, Geneva July 22, 2012, Presented By Nasser Nabatzahi, Balochistan Human Right Organisation
The Iranian Sunnis are treated with discrimination not only at hospitals, courts, and other government services, but even in the choice of names for their newborn babies.
DESTRUCTION, CONTROLLING AND PREVENTING THE MOSQUE
ARREST, EXECUTION AND KILLING OF SUNNI SCHOLARS AND PREACHERS
PREVENTING FROM PRAYERS IN THE BIG CITIES
PREVENTING FROM HAVING A HIGH POSITIONS
VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHT OF HIGHER EDUCATION
PRESSERING THE SUNNI SCHOLARS BY ARRESTING THEIR RELATIVS
INTERVENTION EVEN IN SOCIAL LIFE
• BRIEF INTRODUCTION
Iranian regime thinks that Iran is populated by a single religion group, but in fact there are several religions other than Shiaa in Iran. Such as Sunni, Bahai, Judaism, Christianity, and Zoroastrianism.)
Iran treats its religious and ethnic minorities as second or third class citizens. Sunnis are made up mostly of Baluchs, Arabs ,Turkmen and Kurd. The Shiite Iranian government treats them with discrimination because of their Sunni identity. They are denied their legitimate political, legal, constitutional, social, cultural and economic rights. Their miseries multiply because of lack of support or assistance from within or outside the country. The Sunnis had sided with Khomeini in the revolution against the Shah of Iran. But he turned against them after the revolution and refused to honor his promises made to them.
The 20-million strong Sunnis are the largest minority accounting for 35 percent of the 70 million Iranian population. In fact, the number of Sunnis is much higher than the official figures.
However, they are economically poor, less educated and live far away from the capital city. Hated by the Shiite regime, the Sunni districts are neglected – they lack utilities, basic amenities and other essential services.
• DESTRUCTION, CONTROLLING AND PREVENTING THE MOSQUE
Sunnis are denied the right to build mosques or religious schools. Building a Sunni school or a religious school(madrasa )is considered an unpardonable crime. Existing Sunni mosques are subjected to close monitoring.
Many of them were demolished on the pretext that they were built for purposes other than worshipping or without a specific license needed for a mosque. While no Sunni mosques are permitted, these cities have Jewish, Christian churches and Zoroastrianism temples. This is nothing but the arrogant injustice for the Sunnis. Iranians have a perverted and dictatorial Shiite regime. Its domestic and foreign policies are based on strategic politics, racist nationalism and sectarianism and the victims are non-Persian Sunnis in that country.
Article 12 of the constitution states: “the official religion of Iran is Islam and the Twelve Ja’fari School of Thought and this principle shall remain eternally immutable”. This explicit endorsement of a school of Shia Islam alienates the Kurds, Turkmen, Baloch, and Ahwaz, who practice Sunni Islam. Tehran has a population of 1 million Sunni Muslims, but planning permission for a Sunni mosque has yet to be granted, all application to build a Sunni place of worship have been rejected and or ridiculed.
Not only they prevent to build or repair the sunni schools and mosques but also they have closed the following mosques and Islamic schools in different area of ahle sunnah such as:
1- Seal the praying place which was a private home in Tehran
2-Mosque of Taybad city has been sealed (In Khorasan)
3-Shekh Faiz Mosque in Mashad has been demolished whish was one of the biggest mosque in the area
4- Prevent to repair 4 Aban mosque in Mashad also.
5- Mosque and Madrash Shafee in Kurdestan has been sealed
6- Qoba Mosque in Turbat Jam has been occupied by Sepah (islamic guard)
7-Hasanain Mosque in Shiraz which Dr Ali Mozafariyan was the Emam has been confiscated
8- Mosque and Islamic school in Negwar Balochistan has been demolished
9- Mosque and islamic school in Talesh confiscated and Shekh Quraishi who was the preacher was prisoned
10- Islamic school of Abu Hanifa in Azimabad Zabol completely destroyed.
11……12………. And many more
Even sunni muslims are not allowed to do their five time prayers in group in Tehran and Tehran is the biggest islamic city which sunni muslims does not have a mosque.
They can not celebrate their Eid and Friday pryers ,they use to go to the Pakistani embassy which this also has been banned by the anti sunni regime.
• ARREST, EXECUTION AND KILLING OF SUNNI SCHOLARS AND PREACHERS
The status of Sunni scholars in Iran is far worse. Their lives are under the constant threat of assassination. The two options they are left with are either to embrace Shiism or flee. Their murders are arranged to appear as traffic accidents. If anyone is lucky enough to survive an accident, he would end up in some jail, if not exiled from the country. The authorities are motivated by the hope that the oppressive treatment will prompt Sunni scholars to embrace the Shiite school of thought as the country aims to convert all people to the Shiite creed, or at least reduce the Sunni population to a minimum.
Arresting , presoning and killing the sunni scholars became a routine for the regime specially for those shiia brothers who converted from Shiia to sunni which I would like to mentions some in brief :
Those who has been kidnapped, tortured and killed or assassinated inside or outside of Iran by regime:
1- Molawi Shaheed Abdulmalek Mullazadeh (Balochistan)
2- Naser Jamsheed Zahi (Balochistan)
3-Dr Ahmad Sayyad Mireen (Balochistan)
4-Dr Abdulaziz Kazemi (Balochistan)
5-Molawi Habibullah Husainbor (Balochistan)
6-Molavi Yarmaohammad Kahrazai(Balochistan)
7- Molavi Abdulsattar |(Balochistan)
8- Molavi Ibrahim Damoni (Balochistan)
9- Molavi Abdulqoddos Mulazahi(Balochistan)
10- Molavi Abdulsattar Kordnejad(Balchistan)
11- Molavi Neamatullah Towhidi(Balochistan)
12- Molavi Shikh Ali Dehwari( Balochistan)
13- Molavi Shamsuddin Keyani(Khorasan)
14- Molavi Abdullatif Haidari(Khorasan)
15-Molavi Nooruddin Gharibi(Khorasan)
16-Molavi Moosa Karampoor(Khorasan)
17-Molavi Abdulaziz Allahyari(Khorasan)
18-Molavi Abdulwahab Sidiqqi(Khorasan)
19- Dr. Ali Mozaffaryan( Shiraz)
20- Shekh Mohammad Zeaii ( Bandar Abbas)
21-Shekh Sharif Saeediyani(Kermanshah)
22-Judge Bahman Shakoori(Talesh)
23- Mulla Mohammad Rabee (Kermanshah)
24- Kak Farooqu Farsad (Kordestan)
25-Kak Naser Subhani
26- Kak Ahmad Moftizadeh (Kordestan)
And many more………………….
And those who are converted to Sunni are and has been killed by regime are as :
1- Allam Shekeh Borqaee (Qom) 1992
2- Haidar Ali Qalamdaran(Tehran)1989
3- Dr. Ali Mozafaryian (Shiraz) 1992
4- Ayatullah Mortaza Radmehr(Qom)2004
5-Dr Mossa Al Moosawi
and many more………….
• PREVENTING FROM HAVING A HIGH POSITIONS