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November 30, 2012

Egypt to exclude Bahais from education

Muslim network for Bahai rights, November 30

On November 30th, Egypt’s Minister of Education, Ibramim Ghanem, gave an interview to the Egyptian newspaper al-Sabah. In the context of a discussion of Egypt’s changing education policy, one question affirmed the long-standing legacy of marginalized minority religions such as the Baha’i faith across Egyptian society. The newspaper asked, “What is the position of the ministry regarding the right of Baha’is to enroll their children in school?” His response was: “State law in accordance with government procedures only recognizes three religions, and the Baha’i faith is not among them. Thus their children do not have the right to register in government schools.”

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  1. If the Ministry of Education would investigate the teachings under which their country’s Baha’i population adhere to the Ministry would rush to lend the Baha’is every support and encouragement: The Baha’is are good citizens! Here is one quote of many about education. Please pass these word forward to the leadership so as to lift the veils of prejudice. “As to thy question regarding the education of children: it behoveth thee to nurture them at the breast of the love of God, and urge them onward to the things of the spirit, that they may turn their faces unto God; that their ways may conform to the rules of good conduct and their character be second to none; that they make their own all the graces and praiseworthy qualities of humankind; acquire a sound knowledge of the various branches of learning, so that from the very beginning of life they may become spiritual beings, dwellers in the Kingdom, enamoured of the sweet breaths of holiness, and may receive an education religious, spiritual, and of the Heavenly Realm. Verily will I call upon God to grant them a happy outcome in this.” -Abdu’l-Baha

    Comment by Charlotte Solarz — December 1, 2012 @ 00:00 | Reply

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