Northern Illinois Bahá'ís

Baha'is share pain of a persecuted past


Northern Illinois USA Glen Ellyn, IL

Shunned in Iran, hundred of members of the Bahá'í Faith have settled in Chicago area.

One skinny scar lies just to the side of Minoo Panahi's left eye from when a Muslim classmate threw a rock at her. Several round spots mark her face — the result of a nervous scratching habit developed after years of stress. An emotional ache lingers decades after her father was murdered, shot in the head when he opened the front door...

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(This photo and article appeared in the Chicago Tribune)