Archive for 14 يناير، 2008

Bahai’s: a case of civic death

 كتبت جريدة وطنى  الاحد 13-1-2008 مقالة للاستاذ ناصر صبحى تناول فيها اوضاع البهائيين بدون اوراق هوية
Nasser Sobhy

Late last month the Cairo administrative court postponed, for the fifth time since 2004, ruling in the case of the Baha’is, who require their religion to be cited in their ID documents. Their case against the Interior Ministry was adjourned to 22 January. The ministry refuses to cite Baha’i as a religion in ID documents on grounds that the Egyptian Constitution acknowledges only three religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Baha’is are thus required either to be officially cited as members of one of these three faiths, or to be left out in the cold with no ID documents and no rights or duties as Egyptian citizens.