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Iran’s Sikhs get a better deal than many other minorities

Iran’s Sikhs get a better deal than many other minorities Every Iranian I meet on my trip is astonished to hear there’s a Sikh temple, or “gurdwara,” in Tehran. I wouldn’t know of it myself but for Iranian-American author Hooman Majd’s terrific book, The Ayatollah Begs to Differ, where the temple makes a cameo appearance […]

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Iran’s Jews: It’s Our Home And We Plan To Stay

Iran’s Jews: It’s Our Home And We Plan To Stay (above picture is from a Friday prayer service at a synagogue in Isfahan, Iran. The country had more than 100,000 Jews before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Fewer than 9,000 remain, but say Iran is their home, even if they face limitations.) Molly Messick/NPR Iran is […]

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