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Old 08-04-2021, 07:25   #1
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Top Sunni cleric laments Iran's discrimination against minorities

Top Sunni cleric laments Iran's discrimination against minorities

Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/originals...#ixzz72ZwNDhHq

"The highest-ranking and most popular Sunni cleric in Iran, Mawlawi Abdul-Hamid, expressed concern for the overall situation of minorities in Iran under the Islamic Republic, saying the same ethnicities in neighboring countries and the Persian Gulf region "are better off."

"When comparing their lives to people in Kuwait and other Persian Gulf nations, our fellow Arab countrymen clearly find themselves in livelihood hardships," the cleric told Sunni Online, a news outlet that monitors the situation of Iran's Sunni community. "They have no welfare and no authority to decide their future as they also suffer from pressure and discrimination," the cleric said in reference to the ethnic Arabs in Khuzestan...."

The Sunni / Shiite divide in Iran continues.
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