October 3, 2014 Comments Off on Ex-Shia Ahwazi Sunni student who converted to Islam/Sunnah arrested
A Sunni student from Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority who was studying at the Sunni religious institute ‘Darul Uloom Zahedan (in the Sistan-Balochestan province of Iran) was arrested by security forces last week.
Saeed Zoheiri, who had converted from Shi’ism to Sunni Islam, was arrested by plain-clothed officers outside the religious institute in the city of Zahedan on 27 September 2014, before being forced into a waiting car and taken to an unknown location.
There is no news about his condition or whereabouts.
Saeed Zoheiri had traveled to the Sunni-majority city of Zahedan, along with his wife and son, in order to seek religious knowledge. He was in his eighth year of studies at the religious institute.
August 10, 2014 Comments Off on The Ahlus-Sunnah of Tehran and the on going oppression – raids on prayer houses
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July 30, 2014 Comments Off on Security forces raid Sunni mosque during Eid prayers in Sanandaj, Iran
The mosque, located in the town of Kani Kozaleh in Sandandaj, was raided by the security forces whilst worshipers were performing Eid prayers.
There are reports that security forces were also deployed in other parts of the city to prevent Sunni Muslims from holding Eid prayers in several Sunni mosques across Sanandaj.
July 26, 2014 Comments Off on Another Ex-Shia has been arrested – Unstoppable Sunni awakening in Ahwaz/Iran
The hysterical Shia regime tries to stop conversions to Islam/Sunnah by distributing thousands of books, mocking Sunnis!
July 24, 2014 Comments Off on The hysterical Shia regime tries to stop conversions to Islam/Sunnah by distributing thousands of books, mocking Sunnis!
The books appear to have been distributed on the behalf of the Iranian government, with information printed on the books identifying them as being published ‘in support of Organisations and Agencies, The Department to Promote Virtue and Prevent Vice, Khuzestan Province, in co-operation with the Municipality of Ahwaz City.”
The books mock Sunni Muslims and their beliefs, frequently referring to them as ‘Wahhabi’, a term widely used in a derogatory manner by the Iranian media in reference to practicing Sunni Muslims.
July 23, 2014 Comments Off on Iran’s crackdown continues on Ex-Shias in Ahwaz
Iran’s crackdown on the Sunnis of Ahwaz continues as three Sunni preachers from Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority were arrested on Sunday in Mahshahr city, Kuzestan province of Iran.
23-year old Hossein Saboori and his 21-year old brother Hassan Saboori were arrested and taken to an unknown location by security forces on Sunday 20 July 2014 in the town of Taleghani (Al-Kora) in Mahshahr city, Khuzestan.
Security forces then proceeded to raid the Saboori family home, causing ‘fear and panic’ to the women and children in the house.
Ahwazi human rights activist Karim Dahimi told the HRA News Agency, “[Hossein Saboori] was a Sunni preacher and he would collect the youth of the Al-Kora area [Taleghani] and teach them Arabic language and the Qur’an.”
The Saboori brothers were previously detained in May 2014 by the Ministry of Intelligence on charges of ‘spreading propaganda against the state’ in relation to their Sunni preaching activities.
Another Sunni preacher, 25-year old Sami Zebady Alboghobesh, was also arrested on Sunday in the market in Taleghani.
A Sunni religious activist, he had previously converted from Shi’ism to Sunni Islam, and actively participated in meetings held to teach the Arabic language.
The latest arrests comes just days after seven Sunni converts were arrested in Ahwaz city and taken to an unknown location after holding congregational Sunni Taraweeh prayers.
Although the majority of the population in Khuzestan is Shia, a large number have converted to Sunni Islam in recent years, causing alarm in the Shia-led Iranian government about the growth of Sunni Islam in the area.
There has been a sharp increase in the number of Sunni converts arrested in the Khuzestan province. Earlier this year, four Sunni converts were sentenced to imprisonment and compulsory participation in Shia rituals by Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court in Ahwaz, after being accused of “engaging in propaganda against the state’s official religion [Shi’ism].”